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


Ed Berbari eberbari at indy.rr.com
Mon Jun 9 18:04:12 EDT 2008


JT,

I really can't speak to the late 1930's from my own experience, but my 
Hammarlund HQ-120-X was built in 1939 (or thereabouts, but definitely 
pre-WWII.)  I still use one today.  It was my first receiver in 1963!

Ed, W9EJB


----- 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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