Amateur-built short-wave receiver, 1927
In the 1920s radio amateurs were experimenting with communication on the short-wave bands. In 1926 a young man named Fred Walker contacted the Museum and offered to make a copy of the equipment he had built in 1924 when he was the first amateur to receive signals from Australia. Fifty years later, in 1977, that same man refurbished the receiver and found that it was still working as well as it did in the 1920s. The set has been displayed almost continuously in the Museum since it arrived in 1927.
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