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Re: [Amps] Gassy Tubes/Technology Museum looking for artifacts

To: "Pat Barthelow" <>, <>,<>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Gassy Tubes/Technology Museum looking for artifacts
From: "Tom W8JI" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:29:27 -0400
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>I guess Radio Ops  on the ground on Tinian or Guadalcanal, 
>Wake or Midway,
> mustering their big wing of B-17s/B-24s doing pre mission 
> radio checks on
> the ground with the aircraft fleet, were often in in 110 
> degree heat.  In
> the air, everybody still had to be/stay on the same 
> frequency at altitude
> where it might be -40 degrees F ambient.  The VFOs and 
> crystals HAD to be
> stable, and/or the radio ops had great skills in tuning, 
> keeping on the
> right freq...Someone should/should have interviewed guys 
> that were there, to
> get their stories from a signal corpsman perspective, and 
> write/written a
> book.

There already is a good book. It is called Crystal Clear.

Good reading. Amazing what the Hams contributed towards the 
war effort.

73 Tom 

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