Popular Electronics Magazine, February 1955

The February, 1955 issue of Popular Electronics magazine shows an earnest young man sending Morse code using his home-built transmitter. Plans for this transmitter, which employs a single 6AQ5 tube, are included in this issue.

The cover gives a charming view of a modest 1950s "ham" shack. On the wall is a world map and several QSL cards collected by the operator. The receiver looks like a Hallicrafters S-53A, a medium-priced general coverage receiver sold from 1950-1958. Atop the radio is a little clock. Some unidentified paper is in the young man's hand, and under his elbow is—what else?—a copy of Popular Electronics!

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