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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hallicrafters' Radio-Erotica


Wow, back in the day the marketing suits from Hallicrafters apparently really knew how to attract the attention of 15 year-old guys interested in short-wave listening.  Could that ad have ever possibly run in stuffy old QST?  It certainly would have attracted my attention.  I suspect many a young amateur would have been looking to sign up for a DX-pedition. Thanks to Bob, KD4EBM, for alerting us to this unusual bit of 1950s radio-erotica.    

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1 comment:

  1. In my defense (Bill is trying to get me kicked out of the Serious, Responsible Ham Club) this oddball ad was a sidebar to an (admittedly less bizarre) non-ham article on the SX-100, posted on the RetroThing blog.

    http://www.retrothing.com/2012/09/michaels-shortwave-holy-grail.html#more

    Which is well worth the read, choice of illustrations notwithstanding. (Some days I wonder what they were thinking back then...)

    73,
    Bob KD4EBM

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