Former term for radio wave.
- Gugliemo Marconi filed the first patent for communication using Hertzian waves in 1896.
- Marconi had a neighbour, Professor Augusto Righi, who had been experimenting on Hertzian waves and who encouraged him.
- The young man's imagination was stirred by the account given of Hertz's work, and the idea occurred to him that Hertzian waves might be used in communication.
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