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-===== Early History ​=====+===== Formation of I Tappa Key =====
  
 Pioneer Alabama amateur radio pivots around the electrical engineering department at what was then called Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in Auburn. In 1912 API alumnus, Miller Reese Hutchinson, an electrical engineer who served as assistant to Thomas A. Edison, gave a spark gap transmitter and crystal receiver to API. In that same year Congress approved the Radio Act, and universities throughout the nation applied for licenses. Pioneer Alabama amateur radio pivots around the electrical engineering department at what was then called Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in Auburn. In 1912 API alumnus, Miller Reese Hutchinson, an electrical engineer who served as assistant to Thomas A. Edison, gave a spark gap transmitter and crystal receiver to API. In that same year Congress approved the Radio Act, and universities throughout the nation applied for licenses.
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 {{:​screen-shot-2013-06-25-at-12.17.45-pm.png?​direct&​400x670 ​ }}For their station, API students erected a 150-foot steel pipe on the east end of Broun Hall and strung an antenna to the second floor where the set was located. Hutchinson arrived on June 2, 1913, for the dedication, reading the first message transmitted,​ a note to Edison at his New Jersey laboratory: {{:​screen-shot-2013-06-25-at-12.17.45-pm.png?​direct&​400x670 ​ }}For their station, API students erected a 150-foot steel pipe on the east end of Broun Hall and strung an antenna to the second floor where the set was located. Hutchinson arrived on June 2, 1913, for the dedication, reading the first message transmitted,​ a note to Edison at his New Jersey laboratory:
  
-"This wireless formally christens the two-and-a-half kilowatt apparatus which I have this day presented to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in commemoration of the first homecoming of the alumni. The president, the faculty, the alumni, and the student body join me in expressing love and esteem to the father of electrical development."​+//"This wireless formally christens the two-and-a-half kilowatt apparatus which I have this day presented to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in commemoration of the first homecoming of the alumni. The president, the faculty, the alumni, and the student body join me in expressing love and esteem to the father of electrical development."​//
  
 Auburn'​s station was licensed 5YA to operate on 1800 meters and was manned by faculty and students. The engineering department developed a course in wireless telegraphy to teach interested amateurs code and radio science. As operators'​ skills improved and better equipment located, 5YA's range extended and was heard as far away as Indianapolis,​ Indiana. Auburn'​s station was licensed 5YA to operate on 1800 meters and was manned by faculty and students. The engineering department developed a course in wireless telegraphy to teach interested amateurs code and radio science. As operators'​ skills improved and better equipment located, 5YA's range extended and was heard as far away as Indianapolis,​ Indiana.
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