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Here you can subscribe to the popular Electric Radio magazine, now in in circulation over 30 years. Electric Radio is published primarily for those who appreciate and continue to use vintage radio communications equipment and also for those who are interested in the rich history of radio.

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You can also purchase a number of related products like the popular Collins and Hamarlund repair DVDs, Drake data CDs, Inrush Current Limiters, many books and other products. Choose the Resource selection just to the right, “News Items,” to see important updated information.

We depend on our readers to supply material for Electric Radio. Our reader’s interest is in articles that pertain to vintage amateur or shortwave equipment, with an emphasis on traditional AM, but articles on CW and SSB are also needed. Photos of hams in their  radio shacks are always appreciated. We invite those interested in writing for Electric Radio to write, call, or E-Mail the editor. Electric Radio wishes to thank all of our regular contributors for their fine work.

The new July 2020 issue was mailed mailed July 6th (Periodicals) and July 7th (1st Class).

   Please be aware of extended delivery times per the USPS web site: “Except for priority express, USPS products and packages may require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 impacts.”
We have found delivery times to be totally unpredictable. Normally, expect about 3-4 days for 1st class delivery and up to 3 weeks for Periodicals-class delivery.

What's in the ER #374, July 2020 Issue:
Article Author
Don Stoner (W6TNS), CB, and the Lunch Box David Kuraner, K2DK
A Handy RF Signal Sampler Joe Eide, KB9R
Finding a Mate for my Pine Board Transmitter Bill Steele, W2WJS
A Versatile Transmitting Tube Tester John Hurst, KU6S
ER Mailbag Joe Devonshire, AB1YO
Testing Compactrons with a Hickok 600 (or Similar) Tube Tester Mike Langner, K5MGR
A Homebrew Collins 516F-2 Power Supply George Stevens, WØATA
The Watkins-Johnson 8617-8618 Receivers, Part 1 Paolo Viappiani,
A Nixie-Tube Counter and Digital Dial Bryant Julstrom, KCØZNG
Vintage Nets ER Readers,
Classified Advertising —Vintage Equipment Only! ER REaders,

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