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Old 17th Mar 2019, 1:48 pm   #1
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Default Who was 'Cathode Ray' in Wireless World?

Hello All

I'm not sure this question is in the correct section, but here goes anyway.

Does anyone know definitively who 'Cathode Ray' in Wireless World was? Searching the www seems to indicate that it was M G Scroggie. Is this a 'proven' fact?

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https://www.americanradiohistory.com...ch=%22scroggie cathode ray%22

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Yes, 'Cathode Ray' was Marcus Graham Scroggie FIEE, son of a Baptist Minister, who also published under his own name, e.g. 'Radio & Electronic Laboratory Handbook'.

He was a brilliant electronic engineer with a gift for clear explanation and also an ability to ask interesting questions on the subject.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._G._Scroggie

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 2:21 pm   #4
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Wikipedia also says that itt was Scroggie.

Out of interest, and apologies for diversifying a tad, is it known if FJ Camm and MG Scroggie were friends in any way? or were they kind of 'enemies' working for different magazines?
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Hi!

He also produced a follow-up to his book "Further Thoughts On Radio Theory" called "Essays In Electronics" published in the same format by Iliffe in 1963, that doesn't seem to be quite as well known as his earlier one!

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"He also produced a follow-up to his book "Further Thoughts On Radio Theory" called "Essays In Electronics" published in the same format by Iliffe in 1963, that doesn't seem to be quite as well known as his earlier one!"

Not forgetting the all-time great "Foundations of Wireless" - one of my earliest introductions to the field.

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Many thanks to all, especially the link to the 1982 WW.

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I know Mr. Scroggie mainly from my interest into valve audio amplifier technology.
Here's a list of articles on that topic that he wrote for Wireless World.
All articles can be found at:
https://www.americanradiohistory.com...d_Magazine.htm


The odd number in front of each title refers to the pdf-document file size on my HDD only.

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