is an advertisement for Hytron Corporation that I
scanned from page 83 of my copy of the June 1944 QST magazine.
Hytron was a manufacturer of electron tubes. "So Many Owe So Much To
So Few," reds the title line. That is a paraphrase of Winston
Churchill's famous statement during World War II, "Never
in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
That was in August 21, 1940, more than a year before the U.S.
entered the war. Perhaps of greater interest to RF Cafe visitors are
the next lines: "In peace, the Nation's debt to the radio amateur
was great. During hurricanes, floods, and other disasters, he sprang
forward with emergency communications. His endless hours of patient
experimentations - particularly on the high and ultrahigh
frequencies - helped open up, as if by magic, whole new segments of
the radio spectrum. Traffic enthusiasts surprised the people with
unselfish service; DX hounds fostered international goodwill."
of Contents]These 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. As time permits, I will
be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
See all available
vintage QST articles.
Hytron Corporation Advertisement
"In this "radio" war, the "ham," along with the professional,
became the backbone around which the Services and war plants built
the myriad, complex communications systems of war, and the secret
electronic weapons. He has trained and inspired the new recruits -
the tens of thousands of potential "hams." Hytron, especially, owes
much to the radio amateur. When he entered the Services and war
plants, he took with him a knowledge of Hytron tubes particularly
v-h-f types-and an admiration for them. Through his enthusiasm,
these tubes became vital parts of war equipment. When the time comes
to speak out for the return of his precious frequencies, Hytron will
not forget him. "