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Harrison Holliway Operating
Amateur Radio Station 6BN

Harrison Holliway and Amateur Station 6BN

As a boy, before he started station KFRC, Harrison Holliway displayed an early interest in radio. Here is is shown operating his amateur radio station, 6BN. At a time when most amateurs operated spark transmitters using Morse code, Holliway transmitted with a continuous-wave voice transmitter.

In 1920, he set a world's distance record for amateur voice communication when he contacted a station in Vancouver, B.C. For a time he also used the station to broadcast daily music programs, when that was still a permitted activity for amateurs.
 

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