The Strowger Appreciation Site edit / delete

A collector who owns several telephone exchanges, among other things. He's recently restored the Glen Prosen 1950s exchange, which had apparently been sitting in a hut at the top of the glen until 2009 or so...

to aerial clock electronics retrotech telephone tv ... on 26 June 2018

Dial-A-Joke Telephone Entertainment Phone Recordings Jokeline Page edit / delete

Some of these feature in Evan Doorbell's recordings.

to amusements jokes phreaking telecom telephone us ... on 23 August 2014

History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy edit / delete

"History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network."

to atlantic cable history retrotech telecoms telegraph telephone ... on 27 July 2014

TCI Library - Home edit / delete

The library here is good, if a bit hard to navigate.

to history retrotech telecom telephone ... on 01 December 2013

A History of Engineering and Science in the Bell System Switching Technology (1925-1975) edit / delete

Extensive history of automatic exchanges in the Bell System. Lots of other US telecoms history documentation here too.

to exchange history retrotech telecom telephone ... on 01 December 2013

Strowger Net edit / delete

British telecoms history -- e.g. how area codes relate to placenames, and the early history of automatic exchanges.

to history phone retrotech telecom telephone uk ... on 01 December 2013

The Light Straw Domain edit / delete

Assorted kinds of retrotech.

to history railway retrotech telecom telephone ... on 13 November 2013


Andy Emmerson's site -- telephone and telecomms history, particularly for the UK.

to history retrotech telecom telephone ... on 13 November 2013

Experimental AMPS Micro Base Station edit / delete

One of those mind-boggling projects. I assume it'd be relatively easy to implement on an SDR rig given the information he's managed to reverse-engineer...

to amps electronics radio telephone ... on 02 April 2011

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