Links to other pages and interesting sites

  • Further Historical Readings
  • Amateur Radio Organizations
  • Radio History and Museums
  • Reference Sites for Professionals
  • Author's Other Web Pages

  • Further Historical Readings

    "The Influence of Amateur Radio on the Development of the Commercial Market for Quartz Piezoelectric Resonators in the United States"--IEEE paper written by Pat Brown, an amateur radio operator (N7KRG) and R&D engineer for Hewlett Packard. Read his article to learn more about how amateur radio created a leading-edge industry. The citations contain an extensive listing of QST articles on cutting and grinding your own crystals at home and other interesting topics.

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    Amateur Radio Organizations

    American Radio Relay League--National organization of radio amateurs. Look here for information on becoming an amateur radio operator, membership information, QST magazine, reference publications, and their many services. It is a great place to start your search for information on this exciting hobby.

    Radio Association of Erie--Radio club in Erie, Pennsylvania that bears the callsign W3GV of Frank Dawson Bliley, founder of the Bliley Electric Company and one of the "fathers" of the Erie club.

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    Radio History and Museums

    Antique Wireless Association--Co-publisher of the original 1982 Bliley Electric Company history.

    Antique Radio Classified--Site for the trading of radio paraphernalia and chatting about radio related topics.

    Home Page--Gateway to an interesting site.
    Radio on the Web--Web site of the radio collector's journal, "Antique Radio Classified", and excellent source of related information and Web links. Check out their other resources on their site.
    Antique Radio Resources--List of links of interest to radio restorers and historians.

    NJ Antique Radio Club Home Page--A great eclectic site for club members and radio history buffs.

    A History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the USA--Excellent overview of the industry by Virgil Bottom, and, of course, some contributions by the Bliley Electric Company are presented. IEEE Publication/PDF/fees apply for download.

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    Reference Sites for Professionals

    Bliley Technologies Incorporated--Commercial site of the company's business operations in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. They are a quality manufacturer of crystal units and packaged oscillators for many applications. Sorry, they no longer serve the needs of the amateur radio community; that service ended about 1965.

    IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency--Special interest group of the Institute for Electric and Electronic Engineers.

    Quartz Crystal Resonators and Oscillators For Frequency Control and Timing Applications--A fascinating and detailed tutorial for engineers written by John R. Vig, an electrical engineer in the service of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.

    NOTE: The tutorial is available for viewing online with a fast connection, or can be downloaded in Microsoft's PowerPoint format. (Editable file; 5.7 MB zipped file).

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    Author's Other Web Pages

    Charles Bliley's (K3NAU) Home Page--Visit the location of the world's most impressive home page. Bar none! If you don't believe me, judge for yourself.

    E-Portfolio of Charles A. Bliley--Online sampler of recent professional work of the author and owner of this history site in the areas of technical writing and communications. I am currently unemployed and looking for meaningful work in technical communications.

    Bliley Family History--Extensive collection of information relating to the Bliley family history. Includes biographies, personal memoirs and photographs.

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