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   A publication of RCA starting in 1938

RCA Ham Tips began in September of 1938. It was published by the Radio Corporation of America ostensibly to promote the use of RCA tubes by amateur radio operators. Each issue generally provided four to eight pages of advise and and news about products and their usage. There were features, such as a contest for the best RCA tube equipped ham rig. A principal vehicle for the distribution of the newsletter was the electronics supply store, and there was space on each issue to stamp the dealer's name.
The increasing use of transistors is cited as the cause for this publication's demise.

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RCA Ham Tips
1930s   1938 1939
Publication Began In September, 1938
Missing and needed issues
listed in gray.
(There is some question about the missing issues having actually been published.)
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Oct
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Dec
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May-Jun
Sept
Oct
Nov
1940s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
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Vol 3 #4
Jan
Feb-Mar
Jun-Jul
Nov
Jan
3 issues
from WW II
period
missing
  1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
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1950's 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
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Vol 11 #3
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Vol 12 #4
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1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
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1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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Vol 27 #4
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