Paul Godley: Self-Made Man
In December of 1921, the American Radio Relay League conducted a set of tests to see if the “commercially useless” shortwaves and limited power allowed radio amateurs could reach across the Atlantic ocean. For these tests, the ARRL decided to send one of their own members to England to copy any American amateur signals that could be received. That amateur was my grandfather, Paul Godley. My presentation covers early radio development, Paul Godley’s dogged pursuit of a career in wireless communications, why he was chosen for this task, and some of what the test results taught the radio world.