Electronics World articles Popular Electronics articles QST articles Radio & TV News articles Radio-Craft articles Radio-Electronics articles Short Wave Craft articles Wireless World articles Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations RF Engineering Quizzes Notable Quotes Calculators Education Engineering magazine articles Engineering software Engineering smorgasbord RF Cafe Archives RF Cascade Workbook 2018 RF Symbols for Visio - Word Advertising RF Cafe Forums Magazine USAF Radr Shop Sponsor RF Cafe RF Electronics Symbols for Visio RF Electronics Symbols for Office Word RF Electronics Stencils for Visio Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!
RIGOL Technologies (test equipment) - RF Cafe
RF Electronics Shapes, Stencils for Office, Visio by RF Cafe

About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright: 1996 - 2024


    Kirt Blattenberger,


RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.

My Hobby Website:


LadyBug Technologies LB680A RF Power Sensor - RF Cafe

International Resistance Co.
September 1944 Radio News Article

September 1944 Radio News
September 1944 Radio News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

When reading the opening copy from this 1944's era Radio News magazine advertisement from the International Resistance Company, I wonder whether the same can be said of today's population: "Americans are not sissies. When they know the truth, they can take it - especially when it relates to the war. It's only when somebody tries to fool them, that they rear up on their hind legs and yowl." At the time the "war" was WWII, but today the war and the enemies of our existence as a sovereign nation is not as well defined. The latest example is the COVID-19 virus cooked up in a Wuhan research laboratory and released on the world, while politicians, pundits, and media receiving fortunes and favors from China do their best to excuse and cover the deed. In 1944, people of the free world would never have succumbed to the useless mask and business restriction mandates imposed in 2020 and continued through today. Now there is a push to vaccinate everyone on the planet with an experimental drug that has not undergone traditional trials, and with no control group against which to compare the results. History almost always reveals the truth, but by then the damage has been done.

International Resistance Co. Ad

International Resistance Co., September 1944 Radio News - RF CafeYour customers can "take" it.

By Don Herold

Americans are not sissies. When they know the truth, they can take it - especially when it relates to the war.

It's only when somebody tries to fool them, that they rear up on their hind legs and yowl.

So, you can afford to be frank and honest with your customers about probable slowness of delivery, inferiority in details of repairs and your other possible wartime shortcomings.

You don't have to be ashamed of them or to fib about them. Everybody knows there's a war and that Hitler started it - not you.

The only mistake you can make is to give promises you can't keep, or do an inferior job that you don't explain to the customer.

Your customers will even like you better for putting all your cards on the table, and remember, customers will count again, buy and buy. Keep them friendly for those selling days to come.

Even your distributor may have to turn you down occasionally on International Resistance Units. But he's pretty sure to do it pleasantly, with the result that you'll understand his position based on the continued need for I R C resistors in vital war equipment.

No. 7 in a series of special messages prepared by America's famous business writer, humorist and cartoonist, Don Herold ... In sponsoring these Don Herold "broadcasts," I R C pays tribute to the thousands of Radio Service Men who, whenever possible, specify and use I R C resistance units in their work.

401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia 8, Pa.

IRC makes more types of resistance units, in more shapes, for more applications than any other manufacturer in the world.



Posted June 24, 2021

Triad RF Systems Amplifiers - RF Cafe

RF Cafe Visitor Comments on News, Articles, System, Design, Components, etc.

Please e-mail your comment to me (Kirt B.), and I will post it here for you - no computers involved!

1 - Your participation will be greatly appreciated. - Kirt B.

KR Electronics (RF Filters) - RF Cafe
Innovative Power Products Passive RF Products - RF Cafe

Please Support RF Cafe by purchasing my  ridiculously low−priced products, all of which I created.

These Are Available for Free