Tell me the radio's story


Let's talk Wireless

Radio collector

Jump back more than 100 years and imagine yourself in the mysterious world of genius and madness of the inventor at the end of the nineteenth century.

It is here that we begin the amazing story of the Wireless

Among magnetic bobbins, electrical machines and Leyden jars, surrounded by crackling sparks generated by brass balled oscillators, RADIO, is about to be born.

Silence ...

... Enter the site and discover this universal and unique story, a strange mixture of scientific, humanitarian, military and political interests.

Here, you will find more than 400 images and sounds from another era.

A summary biography of almost 200 people is also available online.

A version in ESPERANTO is available in a simple click and another in FRENCH for francophones.

This english version is the work of my friend John Croasdale.Originally from Newcastle, in the North of England, he has lived in France since 1994. As a trainer and Support Manager, he worked in the UK, France, Belgium and has travelled in Europe, Africa and the States.

Thank's very much John for your help !

For information purposes only, visits to this site :

General Biography  

Click here for direct access to information on one of the key players in radio development.


The illustrations you will find in these pages come partly from antique books and have been revised for the needs of the site. Others come from the author's imagination.

Numerous photos come from the author's private collection.

Portraits of historical figures have been reproduced from various sources: dictionaries, technical documents, museum works, and are used only to pay hommage to these talented men. Source materials are, in general, listed under Bibliography (Bibliographique).

Certain images have been scanned from old magazines, such as l'ILLUSTRATION or periodicals which greatly helped in the popularisation of RADIO at the time.

The distribution of such information is for informative, pedagogical and historical purposes only.

The aim of this site is to share a common passion and to amuse at the same time.

Nevertheless, no reproductions, including partial, of the content of this site, other than described in article L 122-5 of the law on intellectual property, may be made without the express permission of the author.

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The author is not responsible for the content of sites accessible through direct or indirect links from this site.

Wishing you an enjoyable tour
The Webmaster

Thank you to everyone who helps keep this site alive and 'clicking'.
This site was created in January 2000.

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