Radio - WWI battlefield crystal radio
Curatorial DescriptionWWI battlefield crystal radio This model BC-14A crystal radio came out towards the end of the war, where it was used to receive information from spotter planes to efficiently direct artillery! It was very risky front line duty, especially since the 150 ft inverted L antenna was a juicy, exposed target for the enemy and the radioman was expected to keep it deployed. See this website for more info - ncrtv.org/wp-content/uploads/DialsChannels/VOL-13-No-3-Ra.... The history of this particular radio is unknown; the donor purchased it at an antiques show.
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