Re: FT-243 FUN!
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I bet that is a really good book !
I would really like to read that !
I have always had a fascination with crystals !
Lots of crystals have the the month and year they were made !
I have some that have tape and in writing different military bases names on them !
Boy oh boy !
Just think of some of the communications that might have been made with those crystals :)
I was saying !
The trouble is !
I have a hard time explaining what I think !
We seem to be losing a lot of the history that has to do with the crystals we use !
Also I have some crystals made for interesting frequencies !
Like 5000 kc for instance :)
I really wonder what we were doing there then ??
Nevertheless Uncle Sam wanted his fighting men to have the ability to transmit !!!
In have/had a uncle who was a airborne radio op during the war !
The stories he would tell !
He was not a big fan of the vintage equipment though !
He would talk of the drift !
He was really a fan of the more modern equipment !
He also really liked SSB
I feel he had the right to though !
He payed his dues with a heated suit and a cw key strapped to his leg :)
One more last bit of fodder !
I have not seen much that stands the test of time as a wartime crystal !
The ones I have opened were actually shiny inside !
After 70 years and still perfect !
A ft 243 crystal is really a quality product of the United States !
On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 7:45 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
A really interesting book, about the challenges Uncle Sam faced as he ramped up crystal production in the 40's, is