Post-WWII Ham Radio Photos

The US military had taken over most or all of the ham radio band allocations for the duration. The ham radio makers were devoted to making war materiel. In some cases this meant they just added a tag and some hardening to radios they were already makeing for hams. One example is the Hallicrafters HT-4 transmitter which became the basis for the famous SCR-299 and -399 division-level radio command centers. As the boys came home, competition became fierce–and we radio collectors were left with some of the most interesting equipment that a hobbyist could dream of. Here are pictures of radios owned by PARS members with ham gear in their collections.

6. Radio and Television Reminiscences

6. Radio and Television Reminiscences

Raymond M. Bell4th edition, 2014 Raymond Bell was born in 1907 and received a Ph.D in physics from Pennsylvania State University in 1937. He could name the day–May 18, 1922–he heard his first radio.In 1928 in his senior year as an undergraduate in college he built and...

21. Meetings, Contests, Winners

21. Meetings, Contests, Winners

2020 This factbook lists the 188 meetings of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society from meeting number one in 1986 up to meeting number 188 in 2020. Also lists PARS contests and winners for the same period. The intention is to print an updated edition each year....

22. An Oscillator Reader II

22. An Oscillator Reader II

2014 An anthology of articles from the Pittsburgh Oscillator: Journal of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society from 1996 to 2010, during which time the journal was edited by Ted Depto. Paperback, 188 pages, 6 x 9, $8.29.

24. 1 2 3 4 5 6: A David Kraeuter Sampler

24. 1 2 3 4 5 6: A David Kraeuter Sampler

1 2 3 4 5 6: A David Kraeuter SamplerThe Compact Edition, 2017 Contains 1 long short story, 2 short autobiographies, 3 short radio servicing adventures, 4 short book reviews, 5 short short stories and 6 squibs (1 long and 5 short) by the author, all reprinted from The...

Radio History Found In Railroad Union Archives

Radio History Found In Railroad Union Archives

Radio History Found In Railroad Union Archives By Frank J Lotito K3DZ It continues to amaze me where one can find articles related to the history of electronics and radio! I am talking about original publications, not the ramblings of some author (like me) who 50+...

Top Secret! Collecting Military Radios, Part 2

Top Secret! Collecting Military Radios, Part 2

In Part 1 I covered the indexes to military publications that were compiled by Ray Mote. The US military had (and has) a series of complex nomenclature systems that vary from one branch of the service to the next, and within any one service, from one intended usage to...

7. Electronic Essays

7. Electronic Essays

David W. Kraeuter 6th edition 2017 Cultural, technological and personal perspectives on radio. These essays reflect the author's experiences in radio and electronics over the past 65 years. Paperback, 118 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, $14.00. Download, $6.25.

9. U.S. Patents of Stuart W. Seeley

9. U.S. Patents of Stuart W. Seeley

2nd Edition, 2007 Seeley, often credited with the invention of the ratio detector, also patented the SHORAN (SHOrt-Range Air Navigation) system. Seeley's 56 U.S. patents are listed here, followed by a list of publications by or about him. Paperback, 7 pages, 8 1/2 x...