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Radio in Australia and New Zealand

Incorporating SEA LAND AND AIR
English | Periodicals
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Author Editor
Publisher ISBN
Wireless Press (AWA), Australia
Date of issue / Date of first publication Periodicity
1923 - 1928 / April 1923
Format Pages
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Short Description

“RADIO IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - or often simply RADIO, as printed on the inside pages and identified as such in the press, commenced on 4/4/1923 and was a fortnightly publication, incorporating SEA LAND AND AIR. It was still published by Wireless Press (AWA) but printed by Wireless Newspapers. It cost 6d, for 24 pages but later expanded to 48 pages. The editor was still S. E. Tatham (2ST), with N. H. Thompson as associate editor. RADIO IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND remained the official publication of the WIA till October 1923 and thereafter a regular amateur column by Chas. Maclurcan, 2CM, appeared in each issue instead of news from the WIA.

In early 1925 Tatham left to concentrate on his own business as a wireless manufacturers' representative and Thompson became editor. However, in September 1925 the magazine ownership was transferred to Wireless Newspapers and was printed by Publicity Press Ltd., with a new editor who was also an amateur licensee, Arthur W. Watt, 2WW.
Watt later became editor of WIRELESS WEEKLY too. He was joined by C. W. Slade, 2SX, as technical editor. (Call signs at this time should be pre-fixed by A, as in A-2SX, but this convention was often disregarded in the magazines).

RADIO contained technical projects and articles and a complete amateur section of several pages. Under the influence of Watt, it featured a high amateur content, much like the current Amateur Radio magazine in concept.

RADIO changed to a monthly after the 13/4/1927, (Vol.4 No.106) issue. The first issue of the new series monthly was 15/5/1927, (Vol.I No.1). It had 80 pages and cost 1/- and featured a new style and front cover to go with the changes.

In late 1928 Watt resigned as editor of both RADIO and WIRELESS WEEKLY. G.V. Blunden became editor and a well-known amateur, Don Knock, OA-2NO, became the technical editor.

The last issue of the magazine was on 15/12/1928, (Vol.2 No.8). It was subsequently incorporated in WIRELESS WEEKLY.

From the late Colin MacKinnon's (VK2DYM) website

Created by: Franz Harder (16.May.18)


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