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1935 Official Short Wave Radio Manual by Hugo Gernsback & H.W. Secor

SKU: 9781559182768


Softcover, 240 pages

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"Old time radio at its best.  A great trip down memory lane for the OTR fans out there.  Worth the price for the vintage receiver schematics and tech data." – Horace Willis, Denham Springs, LA 

8-1/2 x 11 – Softcover – 240 pages

The following description comes from the publisher:

We’ve offered the 1934 Shortwave Manual for years, but like all great books after you’ve been through it a few times, you desperately wish there were more to read. And now there is! I never expected to find a completely different 1935 edition. But I did and it’s here for you to dig through. Like the ’34 edition, the first part of this book contains articles, bits and pieces from the pages of Shortwave Craft Magazine that will show you how to build a one tube pocket set, a one-tube all electric oscillodyne, the two tube "Champ", the "Duo-Amplidyne", the high gain battery set, an advanced 19 Twinplex, the BS-4 Speaker set (I wonder what the BS stands for…), power supply from Ford coils, a direct current six tube receiver, the "Clip-Coil 2", the "Globe Girdler 7", improvements to the Victor two tube superhet, and plenty more. The last part of the book devotes usually at least one page to the technical details of a commercially available 1935 shortwave receiver. The authors claimed that this was a "full directory of shortwave receivers" for set building and servicing. For instance you get details on 16 different Allied Radio Sets, 10 Atwater-Kents, 8 Crosleys, 25 Emersons, as well as many more by Federate Purchaser, General Electric, Howard, Insuline International Radio, Lafayette, Montgomery Ward, RCA, Sears, Sparks Withington, and others. You get details on three different versions of the Hammarlund Comet Pro, the Hallicrafters Skyrider and SuperSkyrider, The National HRO, SRR, SW-3, and portable transceiver, and McMurdo Silver Masterpiece III. I count more than 239 different shortwave radios in all! If you build, collect, research, or just remember, this is worth having. Fun reading for radio nuts. That’s you, ain’t it? Get one! 8-1/2 x 11 softcover 240 pages. 


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Weight 1.5 lbs