[AMRadio] 1939 Radio Shack Catalog


Bob Bruno - K2KI k2ki at starc.org
Fri Dec 5 10:03:50 EST 2008


Deer in the headlights look is the first thing that comes to mind.

I went in the other day looking for their 1:1 miniature xfrmrs. I got a 
horrified look and thus the clerk ran right to the computer to figure 
out what it was I wanted. He said to me "I didn't know we carried those. 
What are they for?"

I remember (back in the day) going into one of their stores and asking 
for something like a 12ax7, 10uF/450VDC electrolytic and a 50K Rheostat 
and the clerk would return in seconds with what I wanted and he didn't 
have to think or ask anyone where or what they were. Plus, if he didn't 
have the tube, he could tell me off the top of his head what if any 
replacement was available.

SIGH... I feel old :-)

73, cul...
Bob de k2ki

Clarke, Tom AIR4.0P NATOPS wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
>
>
>   
>> Way Cool! What would happen if you walked into the nearest RS with 
>> this and asked for something out of it????
>>     
>
>  Bill AD5OL
>
> --------------tom sez---------------
>
> Most likely you would receive a blank stare and they would try to sell
> you a cell phone!
>
> Tom/W4OKW
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