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Friday, May 16, 2008

QST 1924 -- THE AMATEUR BUILDER

A few episodes back I was talking about the old QST articles in which amateurs were extolled to focus more on efficiency and technincal quality, and less on high power and brute force. Wes, W7ZOI was kind enough to send me some of these articles. Here is the header for one of them.

2 comments:

  1. According to measuringworth.com, $25 in 1924 is equivalent to $1,500 today in terms of affordability to someone on average wage in the US.

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  2. Good point Ray. This leads to us to all the amazing stories about guys who homebrewed even the components. The ARRL book "200 Meters and Down" discusses a fellow who rolled his own tubes out of scrap glass.

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