At 03:26 AM 2009-01-03, Anthony Baldwin wrote:
>...My pal specified Lorenz when I ask him about the brand of machine
>he was using in the Wehrmacht in 1944, also mentioning that it had a
>variable-speed transport adjustment.
Thanks to the Begun book, I was aware of Lorenz making steel tape
recorders and wire recorders, but I was unaware that they had made
tape recorders to compete with AEG, but that is certainly
understandable. It would be useful if your friend had more
information about these machines.
>... A couple of my friend's off-air tapes survived WWII. I have a DAT
>copy of his recording of a Dec. 1944 Glenn Miller German language
>"ABSIE 514" broadcast from Britain, as monitored somewhere on what
>remained of the Eastern Front, probably Hungary. Reception is
>outstanding, to the point where one suspects the BBC studio
>transcription pick-up needed a new needle. Given the savagery that
>must have been going on in the immediate vicinity of the receiver,
>it's entirely surreal to hear Miller's calm voice and the strains of
>Moonlight Serenade wafting over the ether. However, as far as content
>is concerned there are no surprises: the same material is available
>on commercial CD, professionally transcribed from a set of the
It would be interesting to put together a short excerpt of the two
versions of the same recording under fair use to demonstrate the
difference between off-air and direct from disk (i.e. not entire
selections by any means so if anyone wanted to listen to the
selection rather than compare AM reception they'd buy the CDs). I
would think two or three selections of say one minute each would
provide the flavour of the AM transmission capability.
It would be most interesting for people to hear the capabilities of
AM before all of the manmade noise and the crapping up of the AM
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