[AMRadio] Life in the mid to late '30s

BSugarberg bsugarberg at core.com
Mon Jun 9 12:08:10 EDT 2008


The AWA (Antique Wireless Association) "OTB" (Old Timer's Bulletin),
and "Electric Radio" magazines have regular articles on building, and
using, 1920s and 1930s transmitters and receivers.  The AWA also has
contests where only 1920s or 1930s radios can be used.

73, Bruce WA8TNC
JT Croteau wrote:
> How did a new ham back in the mid to late 1930's typically get on the
> air?  I imagine he'd probably have been loaned a receiver and perhaps
> a handbook to use while he built his own transmitter?  Would a novice
> have built his own receiver as well or would this have been uncommon?
> I'd like to put together a vintage shack from this era.  I'm just
> trying to determine if I should just buy a receiver such as an RME-69
> or HRO and homebrew the rest of the station.

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