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Phonetics In Ham Radio

Perhaps, an even more invaluable reason for adopting a specific universal phonetic alphabet has to do with a universal characteristic of the human brain. Numerous studies have shown that all humans have a phenomenal natural ability to instantly fill in missing sounds in known words with expected information even though those sounds are not there!

The Marconi Coherer

While reading about the early days of radio, I came across this schematic of a Guglielmo Marconi receiver, said to be similar to the one that copied his famous first transatlantic message on 12 Dec 1901.