W4PCN  OBRA – Outer Banks Repeater association

Most of you know that the true inventor of Radio was Reginald Fessenden and not  Guglielmo Marconi.  No offense to Guglielmo Marconi because he made some extraordinary discoveries and got radio going.  But Marconi used “spark” transmissions.  Fessenden was a proponent of Continuous Wave transmissions.   It is true that he proved his concept using a continuous spark transmission, but went on to develop the concept to what we now know as modern radio.  


We also know that much of Fessenden’s work occurred on The Outer Banks at the same time the Wright Brothers were here and that they knew each other.

Our Editor in Chief for the OBRA Newsletter;  Ken Daidone N2KJD is a fan of Fessenden and has written a Fessenden White Paper