Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for pointing out a brilliant series of articles called Vintage Radio by WSHU Chief Engineer, Paul Litwinovich.
Here are links to each article written thus far in the Vintage Radio series. If you would like to start at the beginning of the series, go to the bottom of the list first, then work your way up:
- Radio Prepares for War, Part 1
- Breaking News, 1937: Hindenburg burns
- A Radio for the Great Depression, Part II
- A Radio for the Great Depression
- A Radio for the Roaring Twenties
- Sounds good, looks great: Radio Cabinetry
- Regeneration Under Glass
- Making Pictures Fly Through The Air
- Order Out of Chaos
- A Rhode Island Radio
- Vacuum in a Tube Enabled Sound from a Box
- That’s a Radio?
- But are they really antiques?
Paul Litwinovich is a shortwave listener, amateur radio operator and holds a commercial FCC license as well; here’s his bio, taken from the WSHU website:
“Paul caught the radio bug as a child. By age 12, he had taught himself the basics of vacuum tube theory. He began repairing old, discarded radio sets, the kind that we now call vintage sets. He loved listening, too, to local programs, DJs who picked their own music, talk shows designed to inform, not shock the listener. But his favorite listening was to short wave radio, with its magic of music and programming from all around the world.
Hobby led to career. Paul was a design engineer and engineering manager in the broadcast industry for 14 years before coming to WSHU in 1990. He holds an FCC commercial radio license, and an extra class Amateur radio license. And, oh yes, he’s still restoring and collecting vintage radio sets, for more than 45 years now, and counting.”
I’ve been in touch with Paul who tells me that an upcoming article will focus on one of my favorite WWII era receivers, the BC-348.
I can’t wait to read it!