January 1942 QST
articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list
of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Halli(gan) and (hand)crafters
was founded in Chicago in 1932 by William J. Halligan. The company designed and
manufactured radio equipment for hobby, commercial, and military applications and quickly
became very popular amongst their users. As was customary for U.S. businesses,
Hallicrafters ran a Christmas advertisement in the January issue of magazines where they
appeared. The January edition, as is common even now, is typically mailed in early
December, getting it in the hands of readers in time for Christmas.
Hallicrafters - Message for Christmas
two thousand years ago, a small group of men wearily toiled across miles of desert bearing
gifts and greetings to an unknown, newly-born babe who lay in the rudely built manger of an
old barn. Those men were the forebearers of our present day Christmas message. They were the
pioneers who established a custom which has been, and will continue to be, honored until the
end of time.
In reverence and memory of that greatest of all holidays, we take much pleasure in extending
our sincere good wishes and hearty greetings to you and all of yours for the merriest Christmas
you have ever known. And for good measure, we wish that each day of 1941 will bring to you
new happiness and prosperity.
The Hallicrafters Inc.
Posted December 11, 2016