Ian L. Sanders grew up in Harrow, North-West London. His involvement with vintage wireless dates from the early 1970s when he was an electrical engineering student at Cardiff University, Wales, where he received B.Eng and Ph.D degrees. Moving to the United States in 1977 to pursue a career in data storage technology, he has made Northern California’s Silicon Valley his home since 1979.
He has authored numerous journal articles on various aspects of early wireless history, published on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2006, he was the recipient of the British Vintage Wireless Society’s Duncan Neale Award in recognition of his definitive, five-volume series of books dealing with early British crystal receivers of the 1920s.
Ian is a member of the Antique Wireless Association of the United States and the British Vintage Wireless Society. In addition to his interest in early wireless technology, he has published several books on local history.
Lorne Clark was born in Watford, North London. His interest in wireless and ‘all things electrical’ goes back to his childhood when, at the age of ten, he built his first crystal set disguised as a fountain pen!
After serving an apprenticeship at Marconi Instruments in ST. Albans he went on to gain a B.Sc. in Physical Electronics from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic, now part of the University of Northumberland. He joined Racal Instruments as a graduate in 1974, retiring in 2007 as Chief Technical Consultant. As well as giving talks on various radio and broadcasting related topics, Lorne has authored several articles for the Bulletin of the British Vintage Wireless Society and is the author of Shareholders of The British Broadcasting Company published by BVWS Books. He is passionate about preserving the history of broadcasting in the UK, enjoys carrying out research in this field from diverse resources and is Archivist to the British Vintage Wireless Society.
Lorne now lives in Berkshire, UK, with his wife, daughter and son. He is a member of the British Vintage Wireless Society and holds a full UK amateur radio licence.
Graeme Bartram is a Graduate in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and is currently General Manager, People and Culture, for an Australian based charity. He has held a long standing interest in wireless and radio history dating back over thirty years. Graeme has previously published in both the American Wireless Association Review and the Bulletin of the British Vintage Wireless Society on a variety of related topics, and in recent articles has explored the early history of wireless telegraphy in his home country of Australia.