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

QED Consultants qed at hughes.net
Mon Jun 9 12:35:54 EDT 2008

if you could find a good HRO that would be a great real old timer, a small 
tube like the 6ag7 driving a 6L6 makes a great old style 25 watt cw rig. 
moving up to great AM gear would be the 75A2 or 3 combined with a 32V2 or 3, 
if ssb/cw consider 75A4 and KWS1, I have both fully restored and they are 
just as good or better than when I bought them in the mid 50s.  The 75A4 
beats the hell out of my Ft1000 mark V. they are not for sale, least not 
till I SK.. Bernie W8RPW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JT Croteau" <jt.n1ese at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Subject: [AMRadio] Life in the mid to late '30s

> 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.
> -- 
> JT Croteau, N1ESE
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