OT: Archiving data/video/movies/photos/oral history

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Jun 5 00:09:33 2000

> What little I've read on the subject, ww2 vintage civilian radios were made
> from what amount to tube sets (very like chipsets) of 5 tubes designed to go
> together with a minimum of other components to make a reasonably good superhet
> receiver.

The really are no WW2 civilian radios (very few were made). People had to
do with what they had before the war, until the surplus floodgate opened
in 1946. Hams were shut down during the war - some even "persuaded" to
sell or donate their receivers to the government (in 1941, U.S. military
electronics was a crying shame). Nearly all TV development stopped and
turned over to the government.

In general - a bad time to be a hacker.

You are thinking of the "all American five" - sets of tubes that were
made for each other. They were mostly used after 1945.

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Jun 05 2000 - 00:09:33 BST

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