Archie Frederick Collins
(8th January 1869 – 3rd January 1952)
Prolific American author and experimenter in wireless telephony. His most widely known book is The Radio Amateur's Handbook. He wrote mostly on scientific and technical subjects, about 100 books and 500 articles. In 1913 he hit a bump on his career road when he was convicted of mail fraud related to stock promotion. After serving a year in prison he returned to writing.