I came across this great book from 1938 on how to build four different short wave receivers. What was even cooler is that someone took the time to format it in Kindle EBook format! One click and a Kindle version of the vintage "HOW TO BUILD 4 DOERLE SHORT WAVE SETS" book was mine!
"HOW TO BUILD 4 DOERLE SHORT WAVE SETS" Kindle book on Amazon!
What is a Doerle Short Wave Set?
Doerle "sets" were a popular home built regenerative shortwave receivers of the 1930s. Designed by amateur radio enthusiast Walter C. Doerle of Oakland, California. Doerle's regenerative radio designs were published in many amateur radio magazines in the 1930s. Doerle's Short Wave Set designs were so popular in the 1930s because of the ease of construction and use of inexpensive parts in their design.
Not much is know about Walter C. Doerle or if he was even compensated for the designs featured in the book "How to build 4 Doerle Short Wave Sets" and other vintage publications.
The Doerle name lives on as his shortwave set designs are still popular with "Glowbug", amateur radio enthusiasts that enjoy building simple tube radios, of today.
Can I still purchase vacuum tubes?
Absolutely, there are many vendors that sell vacuum tubes and high voltage electronic components required for vacuum tube circuits. Many musicians and audiophiles even today love the sound of vacuum tube audio amplifiers as they believe they produce a warmer more natural sound. As such, there are many vendors that cater to their vacuum tube needs.
The type 30 and 32 vacuum tubes, and other components used in this shortwave receiver, are available from the two vendors below.
Source of Vacuum Tubes and related components
Who Writes This Blog?
John is an IT professional from Cleveland, OH who enjoys amateur radio, ham radio, metal detecting,
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