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Wireless Weekly (Australia)

Broadcast Programmes a Week in advance
English | Periodicals
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Author Editor
W.J. Maclardy, Publicity Press
Publisher ISBN
Date of issue / Date of first publication Periodicity
August 1922
Format Pages
Print Type Type
Short Description

First printed on 4 August 1922, as a quarto size journal of 12 pages for 3d per copy, WIRELESS WEEKLY was published in Sydney by W.J. Maclardy, 2HP, a founder of commercial radio station 2SB (later changed to 2BL), for Publicity Press, the same company that later took over publication of RADIO IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

The origin of Wireless Weekly stems from discussions between Miss F.V. Wallace, 2GA, who owned a wireless shop in the Royal Arcade,  Ron Marsden 2JM, her engineer, and Maclardy.
Whilst Wireless Weekly started as an amateurs' magazine, it gradually became a broadcast listeners' journal and with the start of commercial broadcasting in 1923, it featured information about commercial stations and programs.

In early 1924 A.W. Watt became the editor of Wireless Weekly, a position he held till 1928.

In March 1939 Wireless Weekly evolved into the monthly Radio & Hobbies magazine, first edition April 1939.”

The magazine also published many how-to-build projects for the home radio enthusiast to construct. Therefore the company is listed as a manufacturer, too.

Besides the magazine, some special editions were published:
- The Superheterodyne Book 1932 / 1933 with constructional details for 8 receivers
- The Callsign Book 1937 with callsigns and technical articles
- The Callsign Book 1938 with callsigns and technical articles

Created by: Ernst Erb (02.Feb.12) available by: Gary Cowans
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