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Memories Of Dad 15.11.1902- 16.10.1970 A Celebration Of The Life And Works Of Edmund Ramsay Wigan, Marcus R. Wigan Nov 2003

Memories Of Dad 15.11.1902- 16.10.1970 A Celebration Of The Life And Works Of Edmund Ramsay Wigan, Marcus R. Wigan

Marcus R Wigan

Edmund Ramsay Wigan was a distinguished Acoustical and Mechanical Engineer, who patented literally several dozen devices and ideas, was responsible for the field radios used by the Allied forces in Europe in World War 2, and when invited as the special merit Senior Principal at the BBC Research lab in Kingston, Surrey, invented the quality meters, tuned all the BBC broadcasting aerials for quality, and did applied research creating a reliable measure for subjective levels of sound distortion. As a minor practical measure invented the one cycle offset used ever since to avoid feedback in large multi-miked rooms. He was ...