January 1942 QST
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QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL
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As was customary for U.S. businesses,
Hallicrafters ran a Christmas advertisement in the January issue of magazines
where they appeared. The January edition, as is common even now, is typically
mailed in early December, getting it in the hands of readers in time for
Christmas. This "Here's
to a Good Old Fashioned Christmas" (which many state governors want to end
beginning this year) message appeared in the January 1942 issue of QST
magazine. Halli(gan) and (hand)crafters
was founded in Chicago in 1932 by William J. Halligan. The company designed and
manufactured radio equipment for hobby, commercial, and military applications
and quickly became very popular amongst their users.
Hallicrafters - Good Old Fashioned Christmas
Here's to a Good Old Fashioned Christmas!
We wish we could give you the DX we used to enjoy not so long ago when, on clear starlit
nights, stations thousands of miles away could be copied across the room.
We hope it won't be long 'til we will be back together again - one happy family able to
send heartfelt Christmas greetings by radio around the world.
The Hallicrafters Co.
December 23, 2020
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