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  • Keywords
    • Amateur radio,
    • Life on a ship,
    • Ham radio,
    • Radio communication,
    • Radio operations,
    • Naval communications,
    • Radio engineering

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Radio History Short Stories
by Spurgeon G. Roscoe

It might be hard to imagine the life of a radio officer more than fifty years ago, while flying a plane or travelling on ships (such as the Royal Navy’s HMS Bounty) across vast stretches of sea, navigating to far-flung destinations. Author Spurgeon “Spud” G. Roscoe lived that life from the age of seventeen, learning the breadth and depth of telecommunications, which steadily evolved from flags and Morse code to more sophisticated systems. In Radio History Short Stories, Roscoe shares his unmatched stories of his life and work with wry humour and encyclopedic knowledge. The tales in this book are certainly entertaining in their vibrant detail. But more than that, they serve to preserve the complex and little-known history of the radio operator. Written as somewhat of a memoir, while delving into some fictional accounts, Radio History Short Stories is a companion book to Roscoe’s previously published nonfiction work, Radio History Ship to Shore, a treatise on ships’ navigational aids and communications systems over the centuries.

Served the final thirty years of the ninety years ships carried a radio officer

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Spurgeon G. Roscoe lived the life of a radio operator from the age of seventeen. Although he officially retired years ago, his interest in the navigational aids and communications systems used in transportation has never waned. Roscoe has become an undisputed authority on the subject and is one of only eleven people to hold the highest level of radio certificate. He belongs to a number of organizations, including the Halifax Amateur Radio Club, American Radio Relay League, Radio Amateurs of Canada, The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, and the California Historical Radio Society. Roscoe lives with Joan, his beloved wife of 62 years, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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