We also know that much of Fessenden's work occurred on The Outer Banks at the same time the Wright Brothers were here and that they knew each other.
Our Editor in Chief for the OBRA Newsletter; Ken Daidone N2KJD is a fan of Fessenden and has written a white paper. Which is included below.
Most of you know that the true inventor of Radio was Reginald Fessenden and not Guglielmo Marconi. No offense to Guglielmo Marconi because he made some extraordinary discoveries and got radio going. But Marconi used "spark" transmissions. Fessenden was a proponent of Continuous Wave transmissions. It is true that he proved his concept using a continuous spark transmission, but went on to develop the concept to what we now know as modern radio.
OBRA tries to mantain a good repeater system in the upper outer bank area and we work very closely with the FESSENDEN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY to our south in the Hatteras/Buxton area of the Outer Banks.
OBRA has many members that have joined our group just because they come to the Outer Banks each summer, and we welcome them and hope to have many more join so that we can keep making improvements. All hams are welcome to use the repeaters, we like to hear tourists using the repeaters when they come to visit the Outer Banks.
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