1923 Popular Radio magazine articles
- I sat for the tests and was licensed as an amateur radio operator
this past October 2008. I joined the local club and began attending
meetings. There I met an older gentleman, Grant, age 93, who is my
new best friend. ;-) He lives just a few blocks from my house, I
discovered, and due to his poor night vision (he can drive during
the day) I have begun driving him to the club meetings.
Grant's body may be failing, but his mind is still sharp as a tack.
When Grant speaks, everyone should shut up and listen. And those
that know him do.
Last week he dropped four tiny circuit boards in my hand, the
smallest about 1" square, the largest about 1.5" x 2". "Do you know
what you have there? That's a 40 meter Single Side Band receiver.
I just need to finish the case for it." And he proceeded to tell me
exactly how it worked.
He showed me a magazine he found while looking for something else...
a 1923 issue of Popular Radio. He let me borrow it and I scanned a
few pages and posted them in a folder here, 1923 Popular Radio
Articles. Take a look.
I did not press down hard when scanning, so there are a few out of
focus spots, but you can still read it easily. I was afraid of
breaking the spine of the magazine, and the pages were somewhat
brittle. I only scanned a few pages for this reason.
The magazine was very well written, questions from readers section,
various articles, how-tos, etc. Lots of schematics. What a piece
Of course, Grant is a walking, talking book of ham history and radio
You meet some great people in ham radio. I want to be just like
Grant when I grow up.
Anyway, you may enjoy looking at the few scanned pages.
- --- Paul/AE5JU wrote:
> I sat for the tests and was licensed as an amateur radio operator
> this past October 2008.
> .... and I scanned a<snip>
> few pages and posted them in a folder here, 1923 Popular Radio
> Articles. Take a look.
> PaulCongratulations, Paul, on your "promotion" to the amateur ranks.
Those old magazine articles are terrific. I wish we had on-line access
to them all. Back issues from that era are selling for 20 bucks apiece
Content of Pop Radio seems to be on a much higher technical level than
"Radio News" a Gernsback "pop'tronics" magazine of the early 20th
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