Colonel Meade James Crosbie Dennis C.B. first became interested in wireless transmission in 1898 and held the amateur radio callsigns DNX, GW11B and EI2B
Born in 1865, his family seat was the Fortgranite estate in Baltinglass, County Wicklow. He was educated at Haileybury in Hertfordshire and commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1884. In 1900 he served in the second Boer War where he was mentioned in despatches. In the 1918 New Years Honours he was awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) by King George V.
In August 1898 he attended a lecture in Dublin entitled "Signalling through space without wires". Following this, Colonel Dennis made a spark transmitter and receiver, sending and receiving messages over a distance of 70 yards.
In this talk Joe Ryan EI7GY presents primary samples of source material that form part of Col. Dennis's digital archive. This archive should be of interest to radio amateurs and experimenters and may also be useful to anyone researching the history of radio transmission.
Watch The first Radio Ham? Radio Experiments by Col Meade Dennis EI2B
1918 New Years Honours List (at that time name hyphenated Crosbie-Dennis)https://wiki2.org/en/1918_New_Year_Honours
Colonel Meade James Crosbie Dennishttp://www.thepeerage.com/p20940.htm#i209396