Radelyn GAYDARDJIEV, LZ1UF,
Zygmunt CHOWANIEC, G3PTN
80 years of Amateur Radio in the city of Lviv
Radio History (1924 -1939)].
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Before embarking on actual story of the Radio
Society in the city of Lviv, one should give brief
outline of the hobby, which by now has millions
of followers. Before first World War, a lot of
professional engineers, styled themselves as amateurs.
It was a new science and possibly the name which
is almost synonymous with the radio development,
is that of Gugliemo Marconi, who was proud to
call himself Amateur! The War, produced technological
advances, but almost stopped Amateur Radio.
In USA, restrictions were lifted in 1919 and 200m
band became available for experiments. During
1921/1922 tests were made for long distance communication
on higher frequencies, resulting in the first
transatlantic contact between Schnell - 1MO, Reinhartz
- 1XM and French amateur Deloy - 8AB in 1923.
During 1924, ARRL was represented at Radio Conferences
allocating frequencies to different services and
eventually secured allocation of 80, 40, 20, 10
and 5 m bands to amateurs. This was the start
of Amateur Radio, throughout the world.
Polish amateurs were on the air at the beginning
of 1924. There were only 21 registered stations.
Most prominent was TPAR - Jan Ziembicki of the
city of Lviv. In the following years there was
a lot of activity, TPPB, TTBF, TPBI, TPCF and
TPCG were most active.