Building a PC - then & now

Ian S. King isking at
Wed Jan 13 18:59:03 CST 2016

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> On 01/13/2016 03:27 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
> In the old days, the shitty kit TVs would have continuous tuners.
> In prewar days, it seems that there more than a couple of offerings.
> Didn't Meissner(they of the "Signal Shifter" VFO) offer a kit TV in the
> 30s/early 40s?  I do remember the continuous tuners, though--two bands--and
> one could even tune Channel 1.
> A large number of Heathkit color TVs were built by vets using funding from
> the GI bill.  Those were Heath's good days...
> --Chuck
ISTR ads in magazines like Popular Electronics offering courses on TV
repair that employed the Heathkit as the learning platform.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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