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January 3rd 1906 first two-way transatlantic wireless telegraphy

Communications in the first decade of the last century was at its infancy. Transatlantic cables were laid as far back as 1858, but wireless communications wasn’t successful until January 1906. Naturally it used Morse code. The transmission took place between Brant Rock, Mass., and Machrihanish, Scotland. 


The first broadcast targeted at the public didn’t take place until December of that year. Radio stations were not formally licensed by the government until much later.

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