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

John Dilks K2TQN oldradio at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jun 9 14:14:52 EDT 2008


This would be fine, but remember that the great Depression was still 
going on.  Money was tight for the average guy.  Homebrew was almost 
necessary for everyone.  Very few could buy a new receiver.

Nothing says you can't build up two or three different stations?  Have fun.

Check my Old Radio column in QST for ideas (January 2000 to present).

73, John Dilks, K2TQN

At 10:43 AM 6/9/2008, you 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.
>JT Croteau, N1ESE

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