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Nice story, Ermi, about your first station. I will have to stake a claim of preemption in our friendly contest of who was first. You are correct that I did report 1959 as my starting date, however I was on the air prior to that.
It was Christmas 1958 when I received a Knight-Kit broadcaster kit and the operation of this was the basis for my 1959 date. Predating this by a couple of years I broadcast using the guts of a phonograph/oscillator combination which was given to me by a neighbor. Though I don’t know the exact date for this it was just after our family moved in 1956 and before I received the KnightKit.
I didn’t use this much because it was dangerous and of poor quality so perhaps it could be said that I was not seriously or regularly broadcasting, thus my claim of 1959 as my real start.
So, as in the world of patents and academic publishing I cannot establish the date of reduction to practice or public disclosure to settle this. I suppose we could both claim to be pioneers among the participants who post here.