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Sunday, October 9, 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
70th Anniversary of FM Broadcasting: A look at Major Armstrong’s Contribution to Broadcasting
Scott Fybush, Radio World/Northeast Radio Watch
Robert Carter Brecht, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Henry G. Dietz, The Henry G. Dietz Co., Inc. - Long Island City, NY, USA
Steve Hemphill, Solid Electronics Laboratories - Newtown Square, PA, USA
Gilbert R. Houck, Houck & Bowen Engineering - New Cumberland, PA, USA
Mike Katzdorn, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Renville H. McMann, Jr., CBS Laboratories - Stamford, CT, USA
Jerry Minter, Components Corporation - Denville, NJ, USA
Charles E. Sackermann, Jr., CSC Management, LLC - Montvale, NJ, USA
Major Edwin Howard Armstrong was one of radio's legendary figures. Inventor of superheterodyne and FM, the Major fought for years to enforce the patents on his creations, a struggle which lasted until his death in 1954.
The ongoing commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Major Armstrong's first public demonstration of FM broadcasting has included a recreation of his low-band FM broadcasts from his original transmitter site in Alpine, N.J. The panel discussion at that event in June has now been expanded into a more comprehensive look at Armstrong's legacy, including insights from several who worked with him and others who have worked tirelessly to keep his achievements in the public eye. This presentation will also include a visual tour of Armstrong's historic laboratory and tower site and a display of some of the Major's artifacts, such as the original Empire State modulator breadboard, some original 42 to 50 MHz FM receivers, and the original Alpine logbooks from the world's first FM radio station, W2XMN.
This event is organized by Scott Fybush, Steve Hemphill, Paul McLane, and David Bialik.