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Radio set; James L. Passmore; 1902; 1929/75/1

Radio set; James L. Passmore; 1902; 1929/75/1
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Radio set
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In 1902, at the age of 16, James L. Passmore of Dunedin built what some have claimed to be the first wireless set in the South Island and possibly New Zealand from instructions in a magazine. With this wireless set he experimented with transmitting messages in Morse Code. His first communications were over a distance of 100-200 metres. On 3 June 1903, he sent a message 10 kilometres from Flagstaff to Outram. The following year he received a message from 22 kilometres away, from the warship HMS Powerful.
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Date Made
1902
Object number
1929/75/1

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