1.16.07 - Broadcast History Radio 1900 to 1940 maritime...

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Broadcast History Radio- 1900 to 1940 - maritime applications o ship- to-ship and shore-to-shoe telegraphy o regulation 1 st act passed: wireless ship act of 1910 Required that any ship with more that 50 passengers had to have a wireless radio on board o Titanic had such a loss of life because there was no communication other than flares (which were misinterpreted—thought to be fireworks for celebration o On the Californian… the wireless operator went to bed around 10 min. before the demise of the Titanic Wireless required to me manned 24 hours a day Use of code “SOS” Every now and then, all stations were told to be silenced so that if there were distress signals, they could be picked up Under the radio act of 1912: o The secretary of congress controlled all radio regulation o Broadcast predictions - Radio during World War 1 o One unfortunate element to radio broadcasting Any one could pick up the signal o Business deals (that want to be kept in secret) could be picked up o During WW1 we closed down and censored radio stations Navy censorship o Navy controlled radio (if the station was allowed to stay on the air Navy put someone in that station so they could oversee everything that went out Navy asked that all inventors pull their patent - Birth of RCA o Had subsidiaries to handle certain communications thru out
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1.16.07 - Broadcast History Radio 1900 to 1940 maritime...

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