For immediate release – December 14th, 2020
There has never been so much radio in our lives as there is today. For a long period of its history, the development of radio was closely tied to the Canadian Marconi Company. This new book traces radio from its beginnings in Canada and covers aspects beyond just broadcasting.
Radio became extremely important in the emergency plans of shipping lines and was omnipresent in communication networks during both world wars. Today, wireless technology remains at the center of the development of many new devices and software.
The author, Denis Couillard, knows the subject of radio first hand. Having accumulated over 30 years of radio engineering experience, he is currently Government Strategy Director at Ultra TCS, Montreal, successors to the Canadian Marconi Company.
Together with the MOEB, Ultra Electronics is co-publisher of the book which will be launched in January 2021.
The book is well illustrated with historic and recent photos, graphics and documents, most in colour. It offers the text in French and English. It has convenient letter size dimensions and is published in a high-quality soft cover edition. The book of 60 pages per language is addressed to all radio enthusiasts but will please everybody with an interest in the history of Canada because it explains radio technology in easily understandable terms.
The book is for sale at the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner for $25 (plus shipping and handling). In the coming months, an electronic version of the book will be made accessible on the radio100.moeb.ca webpage.
The project received the financial support of the Government of Canada: Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Community Anniversaries.
Source: Musée des ondes Emile Berliner, moeb.ca
Contact: Anja Borck
Telephone : 514-594-9333
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