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A review is made of radio astronomy development starting with Jansky at 15-m wavelength and progressing to 30, 60, 144, 576, and 2100 m. Electromagnetic wave propagation through the ionosphere by the O, X, Z, and Y modes including various aberrations is discussed. Methods of overcoming atmospherics are outlined. Preliminary findings at hectometer waves and the cosmological implications are mentioned. The different outlook upon the structure of the universe appears to be a more enticing aspect of the study than details about the contents of the Milky Way. Equipment technology is entirely omitted. A comprehensive list of references to the literature is included, along with four figures.