Rudolf Hell Biography – Inventor of the Hellschreiber

LAST UPDATE: February 19th, 2019

Rudolf Hell (b. December 19, 1901, d. March 11, 2002) he is credited with inventing an apparatus called the Hellschreiber, which is acknowledged as a precursor to today’s fax machine.

The Hellschreiber is still in use today by HAM radio operators around the world. The Feld Hell Club still holds monthly contests for ham operators using the hellschreiber method of communication.

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