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Posted 4 years ago

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mcmurdosil…
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I have had this rare AVR-5 (1934) for almost 20 years now.
Also: Here are 2 AVR-1 (1933) sets. One of the sets is mine and the other one belongs to a friend of mine and they both need restoration. I do have the chassis for the one on the left.

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  1. potrero potrero, 4 years ago
    Welcome Frank! So glad to see you here... :)
  2. Brook, 4 years ago
    Can anyone help me? I am seeking a publishable photo of a short wave radio used in USA households during WWII (good internet photo will work). Preferably, one of the most popular. Also, I am looking for history of short wave us in USA during WWII--number of households listening to German Propaganda programs. I will use it in a book I am publishing about WWII propaganda using short wave. I will be careful to give anyone who can help me credit on my source page. Thanks.
  3. radioguts, 4 years ago
    Hey Brook, in WWII, the war effort was much more serious then than the bush wars as of late. FDR didn't get insecure about being called a socialist, and there were hefty fines for profiteering on the war effort. On April 1, 1942 a new law went into effect that barred any consumer radio manufacture in the USA. IF a radio mfg'r wanted to build radios, they must be Military radios for the war effort, OR the Feds would take them over. Thus, you won't find any WWII radios from the time the USA entered the war, until after it was over. ....As far as German and Italian families listening to the Nazi shorwave propaganda, FDR also had a program where those families owning a shortwave set had to get a qualified radio repairman/technician out to disable thier shortwave reception. This was done normally by cutting a wire or two to the SW coils/bandswitches, and not completely gutted, as could have been the case too.

    I hope that helps.
    Lars

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