|The first public radio program|
ever, published on Nov. 5, 1919
Now, I am not suggesting that this latter fact was solely caused by Dutch Idzerda. After all there were other stations in the air as well, e.g. one from Paris. But, being born in The Hague, I like to think that Hans Idzerda contributed to the foundation of one of the most famous public radio networks in the world.
|Birth certificate of Hans Idzerda|
Hans Idzerda died 59 years old. During the war in 1944 he was satisfying his technical curiosity by collecting pieces of a crashed German V2 missile. German soldiers saw this and he was arrested on suspicion of espionage. For this he was executed in The Hague on November 3 that year.
|The ideezet radio tube as manufactured by Philips|
|The wireless transmitter with station identification PCGG |
used to broadcast an English program to England
|8-10 Beukstraat, The Hague|
|From the Illustrated London News, April 29, 1922|
Picture Idzerda http://www.dos4ever.com/E1T/E1T.html
Picture Ideezet radio tube http://www.tubedata.org/other.html
Picture PCGG transmitter http://www.quofataferunt.com/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=75495
Picture Beukstraat 8-10 Beeldbank Gemeentearchief Den Haag
This post is based on an article in newspaper Den Haag Centraal, Nov. 7, 2014 written by Paul Waaijers.