The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786474110: The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jerome S. Berg, an attorney, was the court administrator for the Massachusetts District Court system until his retirement. He has been a shortwave listener for more than half a century, and is a member of the executive council of the North American Shortwave Association and chair of the Committee to Preserve Radio Verifications.

Review:

"recommended"--Choice; "terrific and highly recommended...should be in every radio listener's library...an amazing excursion into the very early days of shortwave broadcasting development...a historical masterpiece...'must read'"--The NASWA Journal; "Berg writes great radio history. Jerry has now detailed the history of short-wave radio definitively, with this fourth of four books. Every radio history enthusiast should own these books. We owe a debt of gratitude to Jerry Berg for documenting this age and telling its stories so well"--Antique Radio Classified; "Cox writes in an engaging way with oodles of examples to illustrate key points...invaluable history of shortwave radio broadcasting. Berg establishes himself as the authority on such broadcasting"--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; "fascinating reading"--ARRL; "invaluable history...an excellent and readable record...extensive documentation...valuable"--Communication Booknotes Quarterly; "has more detailed information on specific short wave stations from the early period than you will find in any other single volume anywhere. This book is an unparalleled source of information on shortwave broadcast stations...constitutes a classic reference book on the subject...valuable...truly a great book. You will not be disappointed. This is one fine book"--The AWA Journal; "well-written, authoritative...Berg is, without a doubt, one of the foremost historians of shortwave radio broadcasting and listening...completely encapsulates early shortwave broadcasting history"--The SWLing Post; "this is a fastidiously-researched book. It is one to be read, treasured, and referred to often...this is one heck of a work. Let's hope it's not Jerry Berg's last"--CQ plus; "a meticulous account of the rise of international broadcasting...heavily illustrated with numerous photos, QSL cards and letters...an extensive appendix...well indexed"--The Spectrum Monitor; "monumental...has set a standard of excellence...worthy of attention by all international radio monitors...recommend[ed]"--Wavescan; "written in a straightforward chronological style, the book includes some great photos and plenty of fun QSL cards. Any shortwave enthusiast or radio history buff would enjoy it"--RadioWorld; "valuable"--Monitoring Times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Berg, Jerome S.
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 19534301-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland Publishing
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Publishing. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Full-Sized Laminated Softcover - In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA joined, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2759427

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Berg, Jerome S.
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland Co Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programmes on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland Co Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programmes on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland Co Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Paperback Signed Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programmes on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research. Seller Inventory # BTE9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jerome S. Berg (author)
Published by McFarland 2013-10-30, Jefferson, North Carolina |London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland 2013-10-30, Jefferson, North Carolina |London, 2013. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Berg, Jerome S.
Published by McFarland and Co Inc (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland and Co Inc, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jerome S. Berg
Published by McFarland & Co Inc (2013)
ISBN 10: 0786474114 ISBN 13: 9780786474110
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9780786474110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 67.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book