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Thursday 16 July 1925, The Sydney Morning Herald

Wireless plant burned

ARMIDALE, Wednesday.

Fire destroyed the greater part of Mr. H. A. Marshall’s wireless plant. Mr. Marshall, who is supt.-engineer of the City of Armidale Electric Light Co., is well known amongst amateurs throughout the Commonwealth. He has had wonderful success with tests carried out from his station, 2HM.

Wednesday 19 August 1925, The Sydney Morning Herald

SUCCESSFUL WIRELESS TEST.

ARMIDALE, Tuesday.

A successful experimental test was carried out by radio station 2GQ, Mr. E. Barlow, of Armidale, for a period of one hour, in the way of a practical duplex Morse conversation with another experimenter living at Marsden, a distance of approximately 350 miles from Armidale. No aerials were used, and a remarkable achievement was that the co-operating station at Marsden used only approximately two watts of power for transmission. Conversation was carried on in a similar manner to ordinary telephonic conversation, except that Morse signals were used.

Tuesday 9 March 1926, The Sydney Morning Herald

SHORT-WAVE EXPERIMENT

ARMIDALE, Monday

Mr. E. Barlow, radio experimenter (2GQ), who has for some time been experimenting with telephony on very short wave lengths, was on Saturday night conversing in morse with an amateur in the State of Iowa, U.S.A. He suggested that the American might listen for 2GQ’s telephonic transmission, and he later reported to Mr. Barlow that his voice could be distinctly heard above atmospheric conditions that were prevailing in America at the time, and congratulated him on his experiment. The experiment is one of particular interest, as the power used by Mr. Barlow did not exceed 12 watts on a 5 watt tube, and it is believed to be the first amateur station in the Commonwealth to transmit to an American station with such small power.

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