Re: Wireless World

From: Ed Davies (
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 12:22:08 EST

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    A while back I wrote:
    > Actually, it's the other likely spelling - after Arthur C. Clarke who
    > first proposed the idea of using geostationary satellites for
    > communications relays in the February 1945 issue of Wireless World
    > magazine.  No, I haven't read this letter though it would be quite fun
    > to find it in a library somewhere - but refer you to his book "How the
    Robert G Fenske Jr replied:
    >         It was the Oct 1945 issue.  You can find it at
    Thanks for the interesting reference.  Actually, I think we're both
    right.  Quoting ACC's book "How The World Was One", pg 154:
    > If I had not proposed the idea of geostationary relays in my Wireless
    > World letter of February 1945, and developed it in more detail the
    > following October, ...
    Definition and even spelling of "Clarke belt" is pretty much on topic
    but history like this is, I think, drifting off so any follow up to 
    me and/or Robert Fenske direct, I'd suggest.
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