The History of the Voice of America (VOA) - DARA Monthly Presentation



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This presentation was given by Leland Hite, K8CLI at the June 2022 DARA Membership meeting. It is about the history of the Voice of America.

00:00 Introduction
0:58 Overview
1:59 VOA Today
2:40 VOA Broadcast Coverage
3:19 1921 Radio Emerges
3:48 1922 Germany
4:09 German Public Broadcasting
4:38 1932 BBC
5:18 1933 Nazi Take Power
6:28 Nazi Frequency Spectrum
7:12 Volksempfanger
8:37 1933 Short wave
9:50 1933 Experimenters
11:32 1934 Crosley
12:26 1935 German Reach
12:55 Shortwave Dominate
13:12 1939 WWII
14:33 WLWO
16:22 First VOA Broadcast
17:11 Rhombic Nonresonate Antennas
22:10 WLWO Operations Map
22:53 Building VOA
25:21 VOA Final Build Operations Map
28:03 USS Coast Guard Cutter "Courier"
30:46 How VOA Operated
32:14 Audio Recordings
33:19 Jazz
34:08 The Cold War
34:32 VOA Special English
35:50 Strong Health Interest
36:14 This is America
36:47 Truthful News
37:33 1994 Decommissioned
37:53 Jamming
39:26 Lithuania Jamming Transmitters
40:32 Jamming Offence
42:00 VOA Okinawa
42:43 Path to Africa
43:44 1944 Dual Electrical Power Feeds
44:14 VOA Bethany Relay Station
48:46 1944 Manual VSWR Measurement
50:32 Q&A
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