A BIT OF HISTORY OF THE RADIO
Humanity has always found it's way of using technology to make every aspect of our lives so much easier, the Internet being the most obvious example. The life of the average person is a great deal simpler than it was two decades ago. For instance, in the past, if you needed information about the constitution of a cell for a school project, you had to read one or various biology books to find what you were looking for; whereas today, you only need to type the correct key words into your phone or computer, and whatever doubt you have is cleared in mere seconds. Today, information and communication are right within our grasp, and we barely need to lift a finger to achieve either of them. But, in order to get to this point in history, technology has come a long way, and before this new era of electrical devices and gadgets, scientists found other ways of communicating with the outside world easily. The first one being The Radio. A bit of History Towards the end of the 19th century, there were years of political uncertainty in great part of the world, with wars that threatened the stability of the great nations of the time. This prompted a large number of scientists, universities and laboratories to hastily try to find a new communication system that did not need cables to transmit the information, the main drawback of the telegraph. Based on Hertz's previous experiences since 1886, different research groups sought formulas to achieve this wireless telegraphy and thus achieve a military advantage over their rivals, thanks among other things to the possibility of communicating with the troops over long distances and especially with ships on the high seas. Thanks to the new invention, the escalation of the military took a fundamental turn, since the world became smaller, any nation could spread messages and instructions across borders virtually instantaneously, although with a lower degree of security. However, the Radio soon passed from the military to the civil world allowing the approach of information and music to the masses, who would never be isolated from the rest of the world. After that, broadcasting systems gradually spread throughout the world, although it was not until the 1920s when the first regular broadcasts with entertainment programs began. Later, around 1937, the first systems based on frequency modulation (FM) appeared that complemented those of amplitude modulation (AM) and that allowed to minimize interference problems and reduce static in the receivers due to the equipment itself and the environmental conditions. Entering the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, the Radio became an element that was present in every household. Whether it was for a mother to listen to housekeeping programs, for a father to listen to the latest news around the world, or for the teenagers to listen to the rock and roll music that was booming in that era. The Radio was an infallible device for every family. The Radio in the Present Day Although it is true that nowadays, with the incorporation of new electronic devices such as cellphones, tablets and computers, the usage of Radios has diminished considerably; the advantages it possesses still make it an element impossible to erase. Some of these advantages include: • Not necessarily does it need an internet connection. • You can take it with you wherever you go. If you're camping or on a road trip, thanks to it's wide coverage you can listen to your favourite stations wherever you go, whenever you want. • It doesn't necessarily need electrical energy to function. • It's a lot cheaper and accessible than any other device. • Some modern models include flashlights, solar panels and many other features. There is no doubt that we owe the wide communication and information range to the appearance of the first broadcasting system, and that the devices we love so much today were created in part, thanks to the invention of the Radio. We hope that today you have learned about the importance Radios have in our history, and if you like, feel free to visit our website www.compuboutique.com and check out all the fabulous radios we have available just for you. All the love, From Compuboutique.