Popov was born in the Urals in the village of Turinsky Rudniki. In the family of his father, a local priest, besides Alexander, there were six children. Sasha was given to study first in the primary spiritual school, and then to the theological seminary. Sasha studied very well and was curious. He liked to make different toys and simple technical devices. These skills make it very useful when we had to manufacture the physical instruments for our own research.
Successfully graduating in 1882, the University of Popov enrolled as a teacher in a mine officer class in Kronstadt on May 25, 1895. He made a report at the exhibition of the Russian Physico-Chemical Society in St. Petersburg and demonstrated in operation his communication devices. It was the birthday of the radio.
In the winter of 1899-1900, the radio communications equipment of Popov withstood a serious examination, they were successfully used to save the battleship General Admiral Apraksin, who had an accident on the islands of Gogland. In 1901 June 13, 1906 This premature lost life, which he gave humanity radio.
Today radio communication facilities are equipped with all types of aircraft, sea and river vessels, scientific expeditions. The dispatching communication on the railways, on construction sites, in mines finds more and more complete development. Space radio communication allows you to overcome huge distances, with its help we receive valuable scientific information.
But the radio is not only radiotelephone and radiotelegraph communication, broadcasting and television, but also radiolocation, radio astronomy, radio control and many other fields of technology that have emerged and are successfully developing due to the outstanding aspect of our compatriot. S. Popov.