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   A monthly short wave and amateur magazine beginning in March, 1937
"Short Wave Magazine" originally appeared in March 1937 and published up to September, 1939 when it closed due to the onset of W.W. II. A second era began  in March of 1943 and continued to 2005 when it was amalgamated with "Radio Active" to become "Radio User".
 Issues courtesy of Peter Merriman and David Andrews. Additional issues from John Beach. History contributed by Angus Graham.
Index available for volumes  listed in light yellow lettering. Click the year to open the index.
The First Era
A bit of history
Reappearance
The heavy clouds of war were gathering over Europe and the world when the SRORT WAVE MAGAZINE last appeared on the bookstalls. For nearly three years, gaining steadily in prestige and influence, it had been the only public periodical entirely devoted to shortwave radio. We might perhaps be· allowed to make the modest claim that during its pre-war existence the Magazine succeeded in doing much to foster and encourage the short-wave enthusiast, to help and advise the amateur transmitter and experimenter, and to assist the British manufacturer into an expanding market. We enjoyed a rising circulation and steady support from both the trade and the public. Moreover, the country gained an unseen dividend in that thousands of radio men were training themselves, as a hobby in the art which was to play such a vital part in the winning of the war. Came September, 1939, and within a few days of No. 7 of Vol. III being published, most of the staff and nearly all the regular contributors were in their R.A. F. uniforms. Two of them, the Assistant Editor, S. W. Clark (2AMW) and F. A. Beane (2CUB), a well-known contributor, will not be returning. They were among those who had to pay the full price. We mourn their loss and remember their work.
When the heavy raids on London started, our premises, plant,
records and equipment were completely destroyed, and it began to look as if the SHORT WAVE MAGAZINE might become no more than a memory. So much for the past. We are now looking forward to the future. You have in your hands No. I of Vol. IV. We hope you will like it.
The Editorial policy of the SHORT WAVE MAGAZINE is unchanged, and can be summed up in the words on the front cover. We stand for the advancement and expansion of the art of Amateur Radio, and all that pertains to it. We cannot expect, and indeed will not attempt to please all tastes in every issue, but we shall hope to cover all
interests ·in successive issues.
We also wish to see, and will do everything possible to assist, a
"flourishing trade in amateur equipment of British deign and manufacture. To our business friends, we offer the suggestion that row is the time to study and develop the home market for amateur short-wave equipment both in components and finished apparatus. the Dollar Agreement may otherwise result in American manufacturers, now waiting to export to us, capturing the market.
Index Click on the "Year" for each volume's Index of articles for years in yellow
Year J F M A M J J A S O N D
1937 First Issue
March 1937
1938
1939   Ended first era in September, 1939
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1946 Second era began in March, 1946
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Jul & Aug
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