Amalgamated Wireless Australia (AWA) was a leading Australian electronics company that played a key role in the development of wireless communication and broadcasting in Australia and around the world.
AWA was founded in Sydney in 1909 by a group of investors led by Ernest Fisk, who had previously worked with Marconi in England. The company's initial focus was on developing wireless communication technology for ships and coastal stations.
In the 1920s, AWA expanded into radio broadcasting, establishing a number of radio stations across Australia, including 2UW in Sydney and 3AK in Melbourne. The company also produced a range of radio receivers and other consumer electronics.
During World War II, AWA played a crucial role in the war effort, producing a variety of military communications and radar equipment, as well as pioneering the development of microwave technology.
In the post-war period, AWA continued to innovate and expand, developing new more...
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