Marconi My Beloved

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When in 1895 twenty-one-year-old Guglielmo Marconi made his first wireless transmission over land, he became the boy wonder of the world. When subsequently, he made similar transmissions across the Atlantic Ocean, thus proving to the world that his radio-related inventions had immediate and wide-spread applications for all of humanity, young Marconi ushered in the Age of Communication. The life, the works, the character of one of the greatest scientists of this Century, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the Radio, are described in this carefully documented, impassioned and deeply involved book by an exceptional witness: his wife Maria Cristina. He was called 'The genius who gave a voice to silence'. Acclaimed by the whole world, the recipient of the most prestigious honours and decorations, he never lost his innate modesty and discretion even at the height of his success.
 

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Anyone who owns a mobile phone, a radio , a tv set , flew in space, air and sea traveller, must read this wonderful book about MARCONI because without his inventions in radio you would still be living in caves,.
Incidentially Marconi,s museum in BOLOGNIA is falling apart no money for repair Italian govt. dont seem to give a dam, so I am told roof falling in in places yet multi billionaires who make fortunes from Marcon,is inventions are so greedy , mean , people , wont give a penny to help ,7000000 euros needed just to fix the roof.
Buy the book and be educated, if you care about your electronic wonder in your hand and its creator send a few euros to the Marconi Foundation to fix the roof to protect his in
ventions from ruin.
As an uneducated ignorant man ,here in Ireland even I saw the great benefit Marconi gave to you lot , dont be greedy and help a little to say thanks to the memory of this great genius.
I have no involvement, whatsoever with fund raising , all I do is suggest a nice idea, to all when I see it I am a 77 year old nutcase but I DO give a dam. bye have a good life keep safe and in touch courtesy of MARCONI and his gift to you
God bless you all.
Johnny.
 

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Page 53 - In taking advantage of the wonderful triumph of scientific research and ingenuity which has been achieved in perfecting a system of wireless telegraphy, I extend on behalf of the American people most cordial greetings and good wishes to you and all the people of the British Empire.
Page 141 - It seems to me that it should be possible to design apparatus by means of which a ship could radiate or project a divergent beam of these rays in any desired direction, which rays, if coming across a metallic object, such as another steamer or ship, would be reflected back to a receiver screened from the local transmitter on the sending ship and thereby immediately reveal the presence and bearing of the other ship in fog or thick weather.
Page 371 - the larger the plates (or capacities) of the receiver and transmitter and the higher from the earth the plates are suspended the greater the distance that it is possible to communicate at parity of other conditions," still holds good, and therefore the elevated conductors at these stations are much larger and higher than those used at the smaller power stations. The potential to which they are charged is also very much in excess of that used at the shortdistance stations.
Page 372 - Magazine that if electrons are distributed in a space traversed by long electric waves, these will tend to move the electrons in the direction of the wave, and will, therefore, absorb some of the energy of the wave. Hence, as Professor Fleming has pointed out in his Cantor lectures delivered at the Society of Arts, a medium through which electrons or irons are distributed acts as a slightly turbid medium to long electric waves.
Page 362 - Lodge's syntonic jars," and is extremely interesting, but, as Lodge himself points out in his book, the Work of Hertz, a closed circuit such as this is " a feeble radiator and a feeble absorber, so that it is not adapted for action at a distance." If, however, such an oscillating circuit is inductively associated with one of the author's elevated radiators, it is possible to cause the energy contained in the closed circuit to radiate to great distances, the essential condition being that the natural...
Page 368 - Carlo Alberto, at the author's disposal. During these trials the interesting fact was observed that, unlike what occurs with moderate power-transmitting stations, the effect of intervening land or mountains between the sending and receiving apparatus does not bring about any considerable reduction in the distances over which it is possible to communicate ; this result being due, no doubt, to the much greater length of wave radiated by the big elevated conductor of the longdistance stations, compared...
Page 368 - ... carried out across the Atlantic Ocean. The facility with which distances of over 200 miles could be covered with the author's apparatus as long ago as 1900, and the knowledge that by means of. syntonic devices mutual interferences could be prevented, led the author to advise the construction of two large power stations, one in Cornwall and the other in North America, in order to test whether, by the employment of much greater power, it might not be possible to transmit messages across the Atlantic...
Page 371 - The potential to which they are charged is also very much in excess of that used at the short-distance stations. Pending the reconstruction of these long-distance stations, valuable tests have been carried out, and daily commercial work is carried on over distances of about 2,000 miles. In October, 1903, it was found possible to supply the Cunard steamship Lucania during her entire crossing from New York to Liverpool with news transmitted direct to that ship from Poldhu and Cape Breton. Since June...
Page 373 - It has been stated that one of the serious objections to wireless telegraphy lay in the fact that no means existed for directing the energy emitted by the stations. If we assume this fact to be correct, we certainly find that, if it presents certain disadvantages, it also presents many perhaps counterbalancing advantages. For example, if a cable is laid between England and Canada it can only serve for communication between these two countries ; but if a wireless connection is established between...
Page 141 - In some of my tests I have noticed the effects of reflection and deflection of these (electric) waves by metallic objects miles away. It seems to me that it should be possible to design apparatus by means of which a ship could radiate or project a divergent beam of these rays in any desired direction, which rays, if coming across a metallic object such as another steamer or ship, would...

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