Story: Bell, Francis Wirgman Dillon and Bell, Margaret Brenda

Bell recalls her brother Frank contacting England by short-wave radio

"I suppose that's the most thrilling moment of my life': Brenda Bell recalls her brother Frank contacting England by shortwave radio in October 1924. This was the first direct antipodean radio conversation, achieved from Shag Valley, North Otago. (5 min 17 sec)

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: D899.1

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Ian Dougherty. 'Bell, Francis Wirgman Dillon and Bell, Margaret Brenda', first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol. 4, 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/4b20/bell-francis-wirgman-dillon (accessed 24 June 2017)