Brant Rock Milestone
IEEE Milestone dedication
Details of dedication: The dedication and installation of the IEEE milestone plaque for First Wireless Radio Broadcast took place on September 13, 2008. This milestone was well received by the general public, town officials, and IEEE members. The Milestone Organizing Committee planned a full day of activities to commemorate this technological marvel.
Plaque title: First Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden, 1906
Plaque citation: On 24 December 1906, the first radio broadcast for entertainment and music was transmitted from Brant Rock, Massachusetts to the general public. This pioneering broadcast was achieved after years of development work by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866-1932) who built a complete system of wireless transmission and reception using amplitude modulation (AM) of continuous electromagnetic waves. This technology was a revolutionary departure from transmission of dots and dashes widespread at the time.
Pictures at Brant Rock
Historical paper: Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the Birth of Wireless Telephony
Other Information pertaining to the Brant Rock Milestone:Reginald A. Fessenden Centennial Celebration and Awards Dinner
Event SponsorsIEEE Communications Society
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Inc.