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November 29th, 2015, 9:07 pm

I am wondering about what is the first known written source of the word "Radio", in particular linked to communication.
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November 29th, 2015, 9:19 pm

Based on a well known Internet source, Radio:"The term "radio" is derived from the Latin word radius, meaning "spoke of a wheel, beam of light, ray". It was first applied to communications in 1881 when, at the suggestion of French scientist Ernest Mercadier, Alexander Graham Bell adopted "radiophone" (meaning "radiated sound") as an alternate name for his photophone optical transmission system. However this invention would not be widely adopted."and some more detail on the usage:"The first use of radio- in conjunction with electromagnetic radiation appears to have been by French physicist Édouard Branly, who in 1890 developed a version of a coherer receiver he called a radio-conducteur. The radio- prefix was later used to form additional descriptive compound and hyphenated words, especially in Europe, for example, in early 1898 the British publication The Practical Engineer included a reference to "the radiotelegraph" and "radiotelegraphy", while the French text of both the 1903 and 1906 Berlin Radiotelegraphic Conventions includes the phrases radiotélégraphique and radiotélégrammes.The use of "radio" as a standalone word dates back to at least December 30, 1904, when instructions issued by the British Post Office for transmitting telegrams specified that "The word 'Radio'... is sent in the Service Instructions". This practice was universally adopted, and the word "radio" introduced internationally, by the 1906 Berlin Radiotelegraphic Convention, which included a Service Regulation specifying that "Radiotelegrams shall show in the preamble that the service is 'Radio'"."Probably the term began to be used in the media even more after the work done around the turn of the century by Marconi and others.As an aside, this is interesting: "In 1943, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision on Marconi's radio patents restoring some of the prior patents of Oliver Lodge, John Stone Stone, and Nikola Tesla. The decision was not about Marconi's original radio patents and the court declared that their decision had no bearing on Marconi's claim as the first to achieve radio transmission, just that since Marconi's claim to certain patents were questionable, he could not claim infringement on those same patents."From Guglielmo_Marconi
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November 29th, 2015, 9:20 pm

My earliest recollection was mid-50s this BBC
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November 29th, 2015, 9:29 pm

Quote It was first applied to communications in 1881 when, at the suggestion of French scientist Ernest Mercadier, Alexander Graham Bell adopted "radiophone" (meaning "radiated sound") as an alternate name for his photophone optical transmission system. However this invention would not be widely adopted."This just show how unreliable wikipedia is as a source. The first source is much older!
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QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuote It was first applied to communications in 1881 when, at the suggestion of French scientist Ernest Mercadier, Alexander Graham Bell adopted "radiophone" (meaning "radiated sound") as an alternate name for his photophone optical transmission system. However this invention would not be widely adopted."This just show how unreliable wikipedia is as a source. The first source is much older!Moses?
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QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorThis just show how unreliable wikipedia is as a source. The first source is much older!Well, yes, just a small start in a sea of words. Name a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).
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November 29th, 2015, 9:41 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: platinumName a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).Orson Welles' radio theater presentation of War of the Worlds
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: platinumName a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).Orson Welles' radio theater presentation of War of the WorldsNot as scary as this
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QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: platinumName a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).Orson Welles' radio theater presentation of War of the WorldsYes, 1938. Oddly enough some people did not understand that it was a special Halloween broadcast and thought there really had been an alien invasion.It could happen today too - but quickly crosschecked against other media, which was not the case in those days, of course.
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: platinumQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: platinumName a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).Orson Welles' radio theater presentation of War of the WorldsYes, 1938. Oddly enough some people did not understand that it was a special Halloween broadcast and thought there really had been an alien invasion.It could happen today too - but quickly crosschecked against other media, which was not the case in those days, of course.The aliens had already invaded by that stage and had intermarried and produced progeny with human specimens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: platinumQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: platinumName a relatively early use of radio that scared many people. (A kind of accidental hoax).Orson Welles' radio theater presentation of War of the WorldsYes, 1938. Oddly enough some people did not understand that it was a special Halloween broadcast and thought there really had been an alien invasion.It could happen today too - but quickly crosschecked against other media, which was not the case in those days, of course.The aliens had already invaded by that stage and had intermarried and produced progeny with human specimens.It's a pretty convincing radio play because the characters are radio journalists and the play ends with the Martians attacking the radio station.More recently, I seem to recall some Twitter hoaxes that moved the New York markets.
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November 29th, 2015, 10:00 pm

And so to pull it back on topic, I would offer this:High Sensitivity Crystal Set
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QuoteOriginally posted by: platinumQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnThe aliens had already invaded by that stage and had intermarried and produced progeny with human specimens.This forum would appear to be a magnet for such hybrids. If only more of their parents' advanced technology had been preserved.The OT is full of second-generation aliens. They talk like us, some have alpacas and gerbils.
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November 29th, 2015, 10:15 pm

This thread is now only worthy for the void!Remember radio signals needs to travel through the void, that is through the ether!I am unsubscribing! (for tonight) CNN: No alien radio signals detected in space anomaly, SETI says
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QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorThis thread is now only worthy for the void!Remember radio signals needs to travel through the void, that is through the ether!I am unsubscribing! (for tonight) CNN: No alien radio signals detected in space anomaly, SETI saysThat was a UFO beaming back at ya, the government knows all about them.
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