Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Resurrection - pressing WW2 rigs back into service

Radio amateur Gregory L. Charvat N8ZRY writes on Hackaday about putting vintage WW2 receivers and transmitters back on the air

Mass production was key to survival during the Second World War.
So much stuff was made that there continues to be volumes of new unpacked stuff left over and tons of used equipment for sale at reasonable prices. Availability of this war surplus provided experimenters in the mid 20th century with access to high performance test equipment, radio equipment, and high quality components for the first time.

Even today this old stuff continues to motivate and inspire the young generations because of its high build quality, unique electro-mechanical approaches, and overall innovative designs which continue to be relevant into the 21st century. In this post we will show you how to get started in the hobby of resurrecting WW2 radio equipment and putting it back on the air.

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