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The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border   By: (1889-1964)

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THE RADIO BOYS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER

BY GERALD BRECKENRIDGE

AUTHOR OF

" The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty ," " The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards ," " The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure ," " The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition ."

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A.L. BURT COMPANY

Publishers New York

THE RADIO BOYS SERIES

A Series of Stories for Boys of All Ages

By GERALD BRECKENRIDGE

The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border

The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty

The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards

The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure

The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition

By A.L. BURT COMPANY 1922

THE RADIO BOYS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER

Made in "U. S. A."

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AN AMATEUR RADIO RECEIVING TELEPHONE

CHAPTER I A CRY IN THE AIR

CHAPTER II THE ENEMY NEAR

CHAPTER III A DARING LEAP

CHAPTER IV SHOTS AT THE STATION

CHAPTER V PLANS FOR THE FLIGHT

CHAPTER VI A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

CHAPTER VII KIDNAPPED

CHAPTER VIII HELD FOR RANSOM

CHAPTER IX ON THE DESERT TRAIL

CHAPTER X A BRUSH WITH THE ENEMY

CHAPTER XI JACK CANNOT SLEEP

CHAPTER XII JACK DISCOVERS A TRAITOR

CHAPTER XIII THE NET IS DRAWN TIGHTER

CHAPTER XIV THE KEY TO THE MYSTERY

CHAPTER XV TO THE RESCUE

CHAPTER XVI A SOUND IN THE SKY

CHAPTER XVII INSIDE THE CAVE

CHAPTER XVIII THE FIGHT IN THE CAVE

CHAPTER XIX RESTING UP

CHAPTER XX CONFERRING BY RADIO

CHAPTER XXI GAINING AN ALLY

CHAPTER XXII FLYING TO THE RESCUE

CHAPTER XXIII THE TABLES TURNED

CHAPTER XXIV FRANK SAVES THE DAY

CHAPTER XXV DANGER AT HAND

CHAPTER XXVI THE NIGHT ATTACK

CHAPTER XXVII SENORITA RAFAELA

CHAPTER XXVIII THE FAIR TRAITRESS

CHAPTER XXIX THREE CHEERS FOR THE RADIO BOYS

CHAPTER XXX GOOD NEWS FOR ANXIOUS EARS

CHAPTER XXXI CALM AFTER THE STORM

CHAPTER XXXII MORE ADVENTURE AHEAD

FOREWORD

The development of radio telephony is still in its infancy at this time of writing in 1922. And yet it has made strides that were undreamed of in 1918. Experiments made in that year in Germany, and by the Italian Government in the Adriatic, enabled the human voice to be projected by radio some hundreds of miles. Today the broadcasting stations, from which nightly concerts are sent far and wide across the land, have tremendous range.

Estimates compiled by the various American companies making and selling radiophone equipment showed that in March of 1922 there were more than 700,000 receiving sets installed throughout the country and that installations were increasing so rapidly it was impossible to compute the percentage with any degree of accuracy, as the gains even from week to week were great.

When you boys read this the problems of control of the air will have been simplified to some extent. Yet at the beginning of 1922 they were simply chaotic. Then the United States Government of necessity took a hand. The result will be, eventually, that certain wave lengths will be set aside for the exclusive use of amateurs, others for commercial purposes, still others for governmental use, and so on.

In this connection, you will note that in the story Jack Hampton's father builds sending stations on Long Island and in New Mexico. This is unusual and requires explanation.

The tremendous growth of amateur receiving stations is due in part to the fact that such stations require no governmental license. A sending station, on the other hand, does require a license, and such license is not granted except upon good reasons being shown. It would be natural for the government, however, to give Mr. Hampton license to use a special wave length such as 1,800 metres for transoceanic radio experiments. Extension of the license to the New Mexico plant would follow.

THE AUTHOR.

DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AN AMATEUR RADIO RECEIVING TELEPHONE

In order that the boy interested in radio telephony may construct his own receiving set, the Author herein will describe the construction of a small, cheap set which almost any lad handy at mechanics can build... Continue reading book >>




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