[Reber in 1988]
Reber in 1988. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1912]
Reber in 1912. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in front of U Tasmania telescope, 1986]
Reber in front of U Tasmania telescope, 1986. (Image courtesy "The Mercury", Hobart, Tasmania)



[Reber's antenna in Wheaton, IL]
Reber's antenna in Wheaton IL. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber chart recordings 1943]
Reber chart recordings, 1943. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1970]
Reber in 1970. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at telescope in Green Bank, 1960]
Reber at telescope in Green Bank, 1960. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber Telescope in Green Bank, 1984]
Reber Telescope in Green Bank, 1984. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber during Attu, Alaska, solar eclipse expedition, 1950]
Reber during Attu, Alaska, solar eclipse expedition, 1950. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at telescope crank in Green Bank, 1988]
Reber at the Reber telscope crank in Green Bank, 1988. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at receiver]
Reber at his receiver. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at the reconstructed Jansky antenna, 1995]
Reber at the reconstructed Jansky antenna, 1995. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania]
Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania, 2003. (Image courtesy of Dave McConnell)



[Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania]
Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania, 2003. (Image courtesy of Dave McConnell)



[Reber and Arthur C. Clarke, 1969]
Reber and Arthur C. Clarke, 1969. (Image courtesy of John Kraus estate)



[Reber's telescope in Maui, Hawaii, 1952]
Reber's telescope in Maui, Hawaii, 1952. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1937]
Reber in 1937. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1988 at OSU]
Reber lectures at Ohio State Univ., Feb. 1988. (Photo by John Kraus, courtesy of John Kraus estate.)



[Reber receiving 1931 ham radio award]
Reber (far right) receiving ham radio award, December 1931. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber unpacking equipment in Green Bank, 1995]
Reber unpacking equipment in Green Bank, 1995. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber with Big Ear at OSU, 1962]
Reber at "Big Ear," Ohio State's radio telescope, 1962. (Image courtesy of Kraus estate)



[Reber's 144m wavelength array in Tasmania]
Reber's 144m wavelength array in Tasmania. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)



[Reber pulling wire]
Reber pulling wire in Tasmania. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)



[Reber in his electric car]
Reber in his electric car, Pixie. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)




Index to the Papers of Grote Reber: Antique Radios, 1958-1966

Antique Radios Series: Primary correspondents are Grote Reber; Clifford A. and Emily Kunz; Bruce Kelley, Secretary of the Antique Wireless Association; Joseph J. Simpson; Bob Farmer; the Rembler Company; and Walter Roberts. The correspondence covers Reberís interest in The Antique Wireless Associationís publication The Old Timerís Bulletin, and in obtaining past issues of Radio and Radio News, as well as correspondence about antique radios and radio parts: infradyne receivers, infradyne amplifiers, radio tubes, and transformers. A portion of the correspondence is in response to Reberís 21 February 1959 letter to the IRE Proceedings entitled "Negative Feedback of a Third of a Century Ago."

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Date Writer Recipient Subjects Notes Format Related Materials
10/8/1958 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Simpson has #700 Remler Infradyne Amplifier Original Filed with letter: Simpson's want list
10/22/1958 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson Asks to borrow Rembler instruction sheet and page from Radio; requests tubes, tuner, coils; wants to learn the state of engineering when the amplifier was designed Original
10/25/1958 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Sent instruction sheet and advertisement Original Filed with letter: Infradyne 1930 instruction book and advertisement; GR note tells what oval stamp on ad says
10/29/1958 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson GR's reply to Simpson letter of 10/25/1958; GR asks to buy infradyne receiver; sent Ham Trader pamphlet Carbon copy
11/3/1958 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Requests copy of Radio August 1926 On verso of GR's letter to Bob Farmer of 1/27/1959 Carbon copy
11/3/1958 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Thanks for payment and Ham Trader pamphlet Original Field with letter: Simpson's want list
11/6/1958 Bob Farmer Grote Reber Has copy of August 1926 Radio Magazine Post card Filed with letter: Sales receipt
11/11/1958 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson GR's reply to Simpson letter of 11/3/1958; agrees to buy the infradyne receiver On verso of GR's letter to Joseph J. Simpson of 11/25/1958 Xerox of carbon copy
11/12/1958 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Payment for August 1926 issue of Radio On verso of GR's letter to Bob Farmer of 2/5/1959 Carbon copy
11/25/1958 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson GR received Rembler infradyne receiver On verso of GR's letter to Joseph J. Simpson of 11/11/1958 Carbon copy
11/26/1958 Grote Reber Bell Telephone Laboratories Requests information about Stabilized Feedback Amplifiers Carbon copy Filed with letter: Bell Telephone System Technical Publications Stabilized Feedback Amplifiers by H. S. Black
11/26/1958 Grote Reber RCA Manufacturing Co. Inquiry about purchasing 6 UX199 battery tubes Carbon copy
11/28/1958 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Unable to find UX199s; will look through his collection of tubes Original Filed with letter: Simpson's want list
12/8/1958 Grote Reber Remler Company Inquiry about infradyne amplifier available between 1926-1930 Carbon copy Filed with letter: Copy of Remler Infra-dyne Amplifier No.700 Instruction Sheet
12/15/1958 H. A. Greene, Jr. Grote Reber Remler Co. response to GR letter of 12/8/1958; Infradyne Amplifier discontinued in 1927 Original
12/18/1958 W. F. Cornelius Grote Reber RCA Manufacturing Co. response to GR letter of 11/26/1958; tubes are obsolete; refers GR to NY sales office Original
12/19/1958 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Received copy of Radio August 1926; requests copy of Radio September 1926 On verso of GR's letter to Bob Farmer of 1/15/1959 Carbon copy
1/13/1959 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Asks about his want list Original
1/15/1959 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Received November 1926 issue of Radio; requests December 1926 issue On verso of GR's letter to Bob Farmer of 12/19/1958 Xerox of carbon copy Filed with letter: Sales receipt
1/20/1959 Bob Farmer Grote Reber Refers to infradyne receiver article in Radio News Oct. 1926 Post card
1/22/1959 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Infradyne receiver parts info Original
1/27/1959 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Requests October 1926 issue of Radio On verso of GR's letter to Bob Farmer of 11/3/1958 Xerox of carbon copy Filed with letter: Sales receipt for Radio 1927 August; GR note on letter - "the August 1927 issue of Radio arrived on 29/1/1959"
1/27/1959 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson Suggests he contact Bob Farmer for back issues of old radio magazines; received some UX120s On verso of GR's letter of to Joseph J. Simpson of 8/24/1959 Carbon copy
1/30/1959 Bob Farmer Grote Reber Info regarding Radio and Radio News Post card
2/5/1959 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Payments for issues of Radio; request for articles about untuned radio frequency transformers; old battery radios; tubes On verso of GR'sletter to Bob Farmer of 11/12/1958 Xerox of carbon copy Filed with letter: Sales receipt for Radio 1926 October; GR note: "paid on 4 Feb 59"
3/28/1959 Grote Reber Bob Farmer Request for specific copies of Radio News Carbon copy
4/2/1959 Bob Farmer Grote Reber Information about Radio and Radio News back issues GR's calculations: 13 Radio News 26.00; 10 Radio 21.25; 47.25 Post card
7/16/1959 Edmund Osterland E. K. Gannett Letter to I.R.E. 2/21/1959 regarding negative feedback Carbon copy of Osterland's letter sent to GR Carbon copy Filed with letter: Gannett's notecard regarding the patent
7/23/1959 Fred Shunaman Grote Reber Questions about Negative Feedback of a Third of a Century Ago Original
7/27/1959 Thomas J. Higgins Grote Reber Request for reprint of "Negative Feedback of a Third of a Century Ago" GR's note: "sent off on 24 Aug 59"; verso has GR's notes regarding the Radio Review article Post card Filed with letter: Postcard attached to GR's drawing of "The Monophase Circuit" from Radio Review vol.1:no.2 (1925); GR's note: "Negative Feedback is mentioned on page 47, second column, 6th & 7th lines"
7/28/1959 Grote Reber Edmund Osterland Negative feedback Carbon copy
8/3/1959 Grote Reber Fred Shunaman Asks for specific type of tubes in Wells-Gardener sets; asks for article on Tuska's Superdyne Carbon copy
8/8/1959 Walter Roberts Grote Reber Response to GR's Negative Feedback letter; has old radio equipment Original
8/17/1959 Grote Reber Walter Roberts Stabilizing amplitude of oscillations; NRAO still in construction stage; Howard Tatel telescope finished and operating Carbon copy
8/20/1959 Walter Roberts Grote Reber Hopes GR will visit; mentions a Sam Reber living in Princeton Original
8/24/1959 Grote Reber Joseph J. Simpson Requests 1920's radio gear On verso GR's letter to Joseph J. Simpson of 1/27/1959 Xerox of carbon copy
9/8/1959 Grote Reber Walter Roberts Hopes to be in Princeton 9/21/1959; may be related to Sam Reber - Grandfather moved from Philadelphia area to Chicago about 1863 On verso of GR's letter to Roberts of 10/17/1959; GR's notes "Sent IRE July 59; WA 4-2421" Carbon copy
9/9/1959 Fred Shunaman Grote Reber Information regarding Wells-Gardner circuits and the Tuska Superdyne Original Filed with letter: Copy of Tuska Superdyne circuit diagram from One Hundred Radio Hookups
10/17/1959 Grote Reber Walter Roberts Thanks Roberts for his hospitality; mentions that Green Bank NRAO has moved into new laboratory building On verso of GR's letter to Roberts of 9/8/1959; GR's notes: "Sent IRE Jan 59, JGR Mar 59, Bull. Geol. Sept 59" Xerox of carbon copy
1/7/1960 Joseph J. Simpson Grote Reber Asks if enclosed pamphlets are valuable to GR Original Filed with letter: Remler 1928 Infradyne description and instruction sheet; Simpson's want lists
2/22/1960 Thomas J. Higgins Grote Reber Request for reprint of "Negative Feedback of a Third of a Century Ago" GR's notes : "sent on 8 June 60" Post card
6/23/1960 Samuel J. M England Grote Reber Request for reprint of "Negative Feedback of a Third of a Century Ago" GR's notes: "sent on 27/6/60" Post card
1/18/1961 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Received box of radio tubes; Old Timer's Bulletin subscription will be sent; requests GR to speak at 5/6/1961 Western New York Hamfest Original
3/7/1961 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley GR's reply to Kelley letter of 1/18/1961; mentions work at GB, cosmic static experiments Carbon copy On verso of GR's letter to Bruce Kelley of 28 July 1961
3/15/1961 Clifford A. Kunz Grote Reber Old radio gear available for sale Original
5/11/1961 Grote Reber Clifford A. Kunz GR's reply to Kunz letter of 3/15/1961; requests some items Kunz had for sale Carbon copy
7/28/1961 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Received Old Timer's Bulletin April 1961; info about various tubes Photocopy On verso of GR's letter to Bruce Kelley of 7 March 1961
8/1/1961 Emily Kunz Grote Reber Tells of husband's death; asks for help with building full of radio apparatus Original
8/7/1961 Grote Reber Emily Kunz Suggests Bruce Kelley of Antique Wireless Assoc. to help with radio apparatus; requests that she send materials requested in 5/11/1961 letter Carbon copy
8/7/1961 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Requests that Kelley contact Emily Kunz about radio equipment Carbon copy
8/11/1961 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Kelley's reply to GR's letter of 8/7/1961; tells of ideas he gave E. Kunz about radio equipment; sent GR latest Old Timer's Bulletin Original On verso : copy of Kelley's letter to Emily Kunz regarding her husband's radio equipment
8/11/1961 Bruce Kelley Emily Kunz Offers to help her with husband's radio equipment Photocopy On verso of Kelley's letter to GR 8/11/1961
12/24/1961 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Kelley unable to visit Emily Kunz Original
2/3/1962 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Asks about GR article; Kunz radio equipment; offers to write an article about testing of amplifier in copper can Carbon copy
1962 March Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Reply to GR's letter of 2/3/1962 Original
3/20/1962 Jennie Ewanoski Lincoln Cundall Payment for GR's membership in Antique Wireless Association Carbon copy
3/27/1962 Lincoln Cundall Jennie Ewanoski Thank you for membership payment Original
10/29/1962 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Received OT Bulletin; tubes and amplifiers Carbon copy
5/23/1963 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Radio astronomy at hectometer waves project; asks for log books showing heard signals in 1920s Carbon copy
7/10/1963 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Signals in 1920s; no log books found Original
3/6/1964 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Reconstruction of Jansky antenna at Green Bank; GR's first radio telescope; use of Ford parts Carbon copy
6/1/1965 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley GR's comments on article: Henry: "DeForest Three Stage Amplifier-the First Neutralized Circuit?" Carbon copy Filed with letter: Request for classified ad in OT Bulletin
6/7/1965 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber GR's comments on Henry article; ad placed Original GR's pencilled remarks: "sent 6/7/1965 arrived 6/11/1965"
7/13/1965 Charles C. Henry Grote Reber Reply to GR's letter of 6/1/1965 regarding Henry's article Original Pencilled remarks: "Bruce writes 'ÖHe is the Outstanding Pioneer Radio Astronomer in the World! I am sending Bruce a copy of my letter to you.'" Filed with letter: Carbon copy of Henry's article "More on de Forest-Logwood Neutralization"
2/10/1966 Grote Reber Bruce Kelley Transformers Carbon copy
3/29/1966 Bruce Kelley Grote Reber Kelley will use material from GR's Early Radio Astronomy at Wheaton Illinois; asks GR to attend 1966 Annual Historical Meeting at the Franklin Institute Sept. 24 Original

Modified on Tuesday, 15-Nov-2005 08:47:08 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)