"QRT" is the Q-code used in amateur
radio to tell someone to stop transmitting. Hams very much anticipated the day when
Germany and Japan would be defeated, the war would end, and they could go home to
resume their beloved radio hobby. You might know - or not - that during World War II
ham radio transmissions were prohibited in the U.S. for a mix of reasons. Foremost
was to inhibit the broadcasting of information, intentionally or unintentionally,
that might give away strategic military strategy. Innocent chatter about whose son
left for boot camp, where he was going afterwards, what his ambitions and fortes
were, which factory Mom and Aunt Rosie worked for and what they did (Auntie was
riveter, maybe), who died in service to his country, blackout hours, scrap material
recycling collections, all was potential fodder for enemy tacticians. Another reason
for the prohibition was to free up production materials and labor for the making
of military equipment. The fate of the free world depended on it - literally.
United Electronics Company Ad
After Adolph and Tojo are Q•R•T
The rig he left behind is due for a big change when GI Joe comes home. War experience
has been an "eye opener" for him. From chassis to sky wire many pre-war Ham outfits
will undergo a major alteration and amazing technical advances will be put into
practice. Stimulated by training and experience gained in the armed services thousands
of new enthusiasts will swell the ranks of amateur radio.
When the gang goes back on the air again, CQ'ing, SS or DX; United will be ready
to serve the Amateur with war-perfected Transmitting Tubes.
Since 1934 United has specialized in engineering, designing and building Transmitting
Tubes that set the Quality Standard for the entire Radio Industry. When performance
counts United Tubes provide a maximum of electronic efficiency - plus a long and
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Posted September 30, 2022
(updated from original post on 11/9/2014)