Quartz Radio Crystals, Part II

Quartz Radio Crystals, Part II

Quartz for Radio, Part II As the second world war loomed, it was clear to many that science and technology would play key roles. Precise frequency control would become fundamental to what  Dr. R. V Jones termed ‘The Wizard War.” (read the book!–it is...
The Magic Crystal That Saved Radio

The Magic Crystal That Saved Radio

At the end of “The Great War”, the new technology of radio was problematic at best. The problems were many and the solutions few. The rectifying characteristic of lead sulfide (galena) had been uncovered long before (in 1881). Pressure on the crystal was...
6. Radio and Television Reminiscences

6. Radio and Television Reminiscences

Raymond M. Bell
4th 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 demonstrated a closed-circuit mechanical tv, then wrote about that experience 71 years later in the Pittsburgh Oscillator.

Paperback, 51 pages, 8 ½ x 11, $15.00.
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24. 1 2 3 4 5 6: A David Kraeuter Sampler

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

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6: A David Kraeuter Sampler
    The 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 Pittsburgh Oscillator.
  • Childhood, adolescent, teenage, young adult, middle age and old age radio memories.

Paperback, 65 pages, 6 x 9, $5.88.

19. Mr. Johnson Answers

19. Mr. Johnson Answers

William (Bill) Johnson, Jr. and others

2012

The Pittsburgh Oscillator ran a series of articles in the 1980’s which asked questions about radio and invited readers to send in answers. The book reproduces 60 of those questions together with the responses. Also includes a copy of Johnson’s nostalgic essay, “Before the (Electronic) Parade Passes By.”

Paperback, 70 pages, 6 x 9, $7.00.