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Tesla Nonsense[edit]

"It's interesting to note that Marconi's first successful test was using a Tesla coil".

This is nonsense. Marconi's early tests used a simple induction coil known as a Ruhmkorff coil. Nothing remotely to do with Tesla. I have removed this spurious claim Gutta Percha (talk)

Radio amateurs[edit]

Main article: Amateur radio

Radio amateurs are individuals who have undertaken an examination to prove competance in the use of radio transmitters. They are licensed to operate on a number of allocated bands in the Radio frequency spectrum. The power of their equipment is restricted, and they must not cause interference to the reception of authorised broadcsasts. They may not broadcast themselves, or communicate with the public with their equipment. They are only allowed to communicate with other licensed operators. They are issued with a unique identifying call sign which must be sent at intervals during their transmissions. They are regulated by an International body which agrees the allocation of channels available to each individual country or region of the world.

Out of place patent cases[edit]

rv'ed this restoration of material. The minutiae of court cases about patents 40-45 years after the fact are out of place in a short timeline. If we need more material about Marconi please integrate the material into the Marconi section (as I did here diff). The material in question contains primary sources, biased sources, or no source at all so please do not add it back in without fulfilling WP:BURDEN first. We have a well developed Invention of radio sub-article that covers this. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 20:47, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The point is that Marconi was very, very important in radio, he first commercialised it, he had key patents which swung in the balance and so forth. Without the patent discussion he gets one sentence. I don't buy the 'we have a history of radio' article argument either. This article has to be balanced on its own. If you want to summarise it down that might be acceptable, but simply removing it is ahistorical.GliderMaven (talk) 20:55, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Are you reading the same article? Marconi has four paragraphs, not one sentence, including "Marconi's experimental apparatus proved to be the first engineering complete, commercially successful radio transmission system.". The material being removed does not pass WP:RS since it consists of a primary source, a primary source, a patent history (but not a history of radio), an unreliable Indain ham radio website, a "Tesla" source, and a primary source. The last paragraph makes many claims but only has one source. Also the cases in question were not about the "invention" of radio[1], but instead about related patents. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 21:32, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
As I have already stated, I don't think you can entirely remove the patent battles from the article. You seem to be alone in wanting to do that. Given that, I have reverted the article to the consensus position. I don't have a problem with reducing the amount of material on the patent battles, but it's wrong to take it out completely.GliderMaven (talk) 22:02, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
You seem to be ignoring WP:BURDEN but we will skip that. I will simply move the material that can be matched to reference to context and cleanup the redundant material (there is allot of it). If more can be referenced please add it. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 22:57, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Single Sideband[edit]

I have a handbook "Radio Communication Its History and Development" by W.T. O'Dea, dated 1934, published by the Science Museum, London (H.M.S.O.). On page 54 "Single Sideband Transmission" it cites..

a) A.T. & T Corporation and International Western Electric as demonstrating an SSB speech transmision from New York to London in 1922. b) The British Post Office opened a public trans-Atlantic telephone service on this system in 1927 at their Rugby station with a transmitter installed by Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd which radiated on 5130 metres.

Consequently, I think the claim in the article, that radio amateurs invented SSB in the 1930s, is incorrect.RadioCheck (talk) 15:51, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

non-communication radio[edit]

Radio communication redirects here. This indeed seems to be the main focus. But there's a creep up of non-communication uses of radio: Navigation, Heating, Radar, etc. So I propose moving these elsewhere (e.g., radio waves, radio spectrum#application, etc.) and requesting the article to be renamed to its redirect. Your thoughts? Fgnievinski (talk) 01:19, 15 July 2014 (UTC)