GE Ham News

Enormous gratitude is due the following amateurs who assisted with this project (in callsign order):

Walt AI4SP, Gary K5JWK, John VE3CXB, John WA2FNS, and Ron W8RJL. 

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Volume 1, Number 1
  • Top Efficiency on 10!
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Technical Information - GL-813

May - June 1946

Volume 1, Number 2
  • Quick QRO - Clean Keying
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Technical Information - FG-17

July - August 1946

Volume 1, Number 3
  • Pee Wee Powerhouse
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Condensed Data - 6C4, 12AT6, 12BA6, 35W4, 50B5

Sept - Oct 1946

Volume 1, Number 4
  • The R-9'er
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • 6AK5 - Basing Diagrams - Pin Connections

Nov - Dec 1946

Volume 2, Number 1
  • One Kilowatt - One Chassis
  • Here it is!  More on the R-9'er
  • Why Forced-Air Cooling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Technical Information - GL-8000

Jan - Feb 1947

Volume 2, Number 2
  • DX Log

March - April 1947

Volume 2, Number 3
  • GL-837 Oscillator-Doubler
  • One-Tube Keying Monitor
  • WAC - WAS - WAZ - WBE - BERTA - DXCC
  • Technical Information - GL-837

May - June 1947

Volume 2, Number 4
  • Guillotine Converter
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and  Topics
  • Technical Information - 6C4, 6AK5, 6BE6, 6X4

July - August 1947

Volume 2, Number 5
  • VFO Design and Construction
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Technical Information - GL-837

Sept - Oct 1947

Volume 2, Number 6
  • Five-Band VFO
  • Technical Information - GL-807

Nov - Dec 1947

Ham Tube Ratings and Prices

Prices Effective 1948

Volume 3, Number 1
  • Rig-Builder's Circuit Guide

Jan - Feb 1948

Volume 3, Number 2
  • Gadgets: Three Useful Accessories
  • Audio Oscillator
  • Volt-ohmmeter
  • Modulation Monitor
  • Tricks & Topics
  • WAVE Award
  • Technical Tidbits

March - April 1948

Volume 3, Number 3
  • Remote Control by Carrier Current
  • Selenium Rectifier Power Supplies
  • Technical Information - 6RS5GH1, 6RS5GH2

May - June 1948

Volume 3, Number 4
  • Megabooster (HF Final Using GL-2C43 Lighthouse Triodes)
  • Technical Tidbits (Caution - Screen Grid at Work; Wiring Techniques)
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Questions & Answers
  • Parasitics

July - August 1948

Volume 3, Number 5
  • Economy Half-Kilowatt (CW Man's Special with VFO)
  • Technical  Tidbits (Proper Plate Tank Padding)
  • Questions & Answers
  • Tricks and Topics (Variable Condenser; Crystal Stretching; Non-Slip Equipment)
  • Technical Data - GL-4D21/4-125A

Sept - Oct 1948

Volume 3, Number 6
  • Single Sideband Reception (an adapter to convert a superhet into a true single sideband receiver)

Nov - Dec 1948

Volume 4, Number 1
  • Table-Top Antennas (small transmitter for Antenna Experiments)
  • Technical  Tidbits (HF RF Chokes)
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Technical Data - 12AT7

Jan - Feb 1949

Volume 4, Number 2
  • MHE Transmitter
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Data - GL-2E26

March - April 1949

Volume 4, Number 3
  • Frequency Standard
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Technical Data - 6AK5

May - June 1949

Volume 4, Number 4
  • Lazy Linear (final for AM, NBFM, CW, or SSB)
  • Technical Tidbits (restricting speech range in speech amplifiers)

July - August 1949

Volume 4, Number 5
  • Restricted Range Speech Amplifier
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Data - 12AX7

Sept - Oct 1949

Volume 4, Number 6
  • Harmoniker
  • Index V1, N1 to V4, N6

Nov - Dec 1949

Volume 5, Number 1
  • DX Log

Jan - Feb 1950

Volume 5, Number 2
  • Emergency-Portable Rig
  • Designer's Corner (capacitive interstage coupling)
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information  - 6AK6

March - April 1950

Volume 5, Number 3
  • Logarithmic Compressor
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Tricks and Topics

May - June 1950

Volume 5, Number 4
  • Mobile Modulator
  • Mobile and Emergency Antenna
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Data - 12AU7

July  - August 1950

Volume 5, Number 5
  • Canadian Questions and Answers
  • Maximum Ratings and Typical Operation
  • Repairing Loose Anode Caps
  • Fluorescent Lamp Interference
  • Tricks and Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Designer's Corner

Sept - Oct 1950

Volume 5, Number 6
  • SSB Jr.
  • Designer's Corner (note on SSB Jr. rig)
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 6AG7

Nov - Dec 1950

Index
  • Vol. 1, No. 1 through Vol. 5, No. 6

Index

Volume 6, Number 1
  • Electrophone (Inexpensive condenser mic)
  • Technical Information - Z-2061
  • Technical Tidbits (Using resistors as RF loads)

Jan - Feb 1951

Volume 6, Number 2
  • TVR High-Pass Filter
  • Utility Power Supply
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Designer's Corner - Full-wave Transformer Design

March - April 1951

Volume 6, Number 3
  • Transmitter Tube Testing
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • RF Power Indicator

May - June 1951

Volume 6, Number 4
  • Signal Slicer
  • Designer's Corner
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Germanium Diodes

July - Aug 1951

Volume 6, Number 5
  • 6-Meter Receiver
  • Technical Tidbits (Receiver Noise Figure)
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

Sept - Oct 1951

Volume 6, Number 6
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • That Old Nut and Bolt Trick
  • Parasitics

Nov - Dec 1951

Volume 7, Number 1
  • 6-Meter Transmitter
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - GL-2E26

Jan - Feb 1952

Volume 7, Number 2
  • Oscillator - Monitor
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Designer's Corner
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 1N48

March - April 1952

Volume 7, Number 3
  • 6-Meter CD Receiver
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 6BJ6

May - June 1952

Volume 7, Number 4
  • Mobile-Marine Receiver
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

July - Aug 1952

Volume 7, Number 5
  • Power Peaker
  • Designer's Corner

Sept - Oct 1952

Volume 7, Number 6
  • S/N-6 Cascode 2 Meter Pre-amplifier
  • The Edison Radio Amateur Award
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 6BK7

Nov - Dec 1952

Volume 8, Number 1
  • DX Log

Jan - Feb 1953

Volume 8, Number 2
  • Mobile/Portable Power Supply
  • Antenna Loading Coils
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Edison Radio Amateur Award Winner

March - April 1953

Volume 8, Number 3
  • The Dioplex
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • The Ruggedized 6AQ5

May - June 1953

Volume 8, Number 4
  • The Super 430
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Rat Trap Pulse Generator

July - Aug 1953

Volume 8, Number 5
  • Tips on Winding Coils
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • 1953 Edison Radio Amateur Award
  • Technical Information - 12V6

Sept - Oct 1953

Volume 8, Number 6
  • Field Meter
  • Tube Type Designation Systems
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • "Operation Bump"

Nov - Dec 1953

Volume 9, Number 1
  • Dynamic Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • TV Channel Frequencies
  • Designer's Corner
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Trapping Transients

Jan - Feb 1954

Volume 9, Number 2
  • Two 250 MA Plate Power Supplies
  • Power Control Unit
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 6AV5

March - April 1954

Volume 9, Number 3
  • Picking the Proper Insulation
  • 1953 Edison Radio Amateur Award Winner
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • A Streamlined Rectifier

May - June 1954

Volume 9, Number 4
  • VTVM Adapter
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Slicing Up Electronic Tubes

July - Aug 1954

Volume 9, Number 5
  • 220-Megacycle Converter
  • Restoring Crackle Finish
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • UHF DXpert

Sept - Oct 1954

Volume 9, Number 6
  • 600-Watt All-Band Amplifier
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • To Honor Amateur Radio

Nov - Dec 1954

Volume 10, Number 1
  • "Operation Crystal"
  • Coil Inductance Calculator
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Data - 6CA5

Jan - Feb 1955

Volume 10, Number 2
  • "Operation Crystal"
  • Low-Pass Audio Filter
  • Thumbnail Theory
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

Mar - April 1955

Volume 10, Number 3
  • "Operation Crystal"
  • Ham Shack Intercom
  • Edison Radio Amateur Award Winner
  • Essential Characteristics Handbook

May - June 1955

Volume 10, Number 4
  • "Operation Crystal"
  • Technicians' Delight Transceiver
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Transceiver Test Meter

July - Aug 1955

Volume 10, Number 5
  • "Operation Crystal"
  • "Simple-Sixer" converter
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • 1955 Edison Radio Amateur Award

Sept - Oct 1955

Volume 10, Number 6
  • Bonus 100-watt Transmitter
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • "Operation Crystal"

Nov - Dec 1955

Volume 11, Number 1
  • DX Log

Jan - Feb 1956

Volume 11, Number 2
  • Tri-Range VFO
  • 1955 Edison Award Winner, W2JIO
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • "Operation Crystal"

March - April 1956

Volume 11, Number 3
  • Transistor Broadcast Band VFO
  • Transistor 3.5-megacycle VFO
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - Transistors (2N107, 2N135, 2N136, 2N137)

May - June 1956

Volume 11, Number 4
  • 144-Megacycle Converter
  • Tricks & Topics
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - 6AM4

July - August 1956

Volume 11, Number 5
  • The HAMSCOPE
  • Announcing the 1956 Edison Award
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Using the HAMSCOPE

Sept - Oct 1956

Volume 11, Number 6
  • Single-Sideband background
  • Using the MIX-SELECTOR CHART
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Tidbits - What about mixer circuits?

Nov - Dec 1956

Volume 12, Number 1
  • Directional Beam Antenna
  • Reducing Fluorescent Lamp QRM
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

Jan - Feb 1957

Volume 12, Number 2
  • "PACKAGED SELECTIVITY"
  • 1956 Edison Award Winner - W3CUL
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • "OPERATION DEEPFREEZE"

March - April 1957

Volume 12, Number 3
  • Harmoniker
  • Emergency-Portable Rig
  • TVR Hi-Pass Filter
  • Mobile Modulator
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • New Handbooks

May - June 1957

Volume 12, Number 4
  • 100-watt Mobile Power Supply
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Mobile Tube Heater Hints

July - August 1957

Volume 12, Number 5
  • Dual-Voltage Power Supplies
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Technical Information - GE Resistors

Sept - Oct 1957

Volume 12, Number 6
  • 150-WATT SINGLE BANDER
  • Technical Tidbits - High-C Oscillators
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

Nov - Dec 1957

Volume 13, Number 1
  • MORE ABOUT 150-WATT SINGLE BANDERS
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • Single Bander Random Hints

Jan - Feb 1958

Volume 13, Number 2
  • DOUBLE SIDEBAND JUNIOR
  • 1957 Edison Award Winner - K5BQT
  • G-E HAM NEWS Reader Survey
  • Sweeping the Spectrum

March - April 1958

Volume 13, Number 3
  • Packaged VHF Exciters
  • Sweeping the Spectrum
  • VHF Exciter/K2DBS

May - June 1958

Volume 13, Number 4
  • DX Log

July - August 1958

Volume 13, Number 5
  • GADGET RACK
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • 1958 Edison Award
  • COMBO MONITOR
  • CONEL MONITOR

Sept - Oct 1958

Volume 13, Number 6
  • More GADGET RACK Ideas
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • CHANNEL SPOTTER calibrator
  • AUDIO PREAMP/LIMITER/PATCH
  • 1958 ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS

Nov - Dec 1958

Volume 14, Number 1
  • 7077 R. F. Amplifiers
  • for 432 megacycles
  • for 144 megacycles
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • New Heaterless miniature tube
  • Technical Information - 7077

Jan - Feb 1959

Volume 14, Number 2
  • High-C BANDSWITCHING VFO
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • 1958 Edison Award Recipient - K2KGJ
  • Technical Information - 6L6-GC

March - April 1959

Volume 14, Number 3
  • 200-watt DOUBLE SIDEBANDER
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • 7-Foot G-E Tube at IRE Show

May - June 1959

Volume 14, Number 4
  • SOLID HIGH-C VFO
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • 200-watt DOUBLE SIDEBANDER (Part II)
  • 1959 Supplement to DX LOG ISSUE
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION - 6EZ8

July - August 1959

Volume 14, Number 5
  • COMPACT TRIODE KILOWATT
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • Mobile Power Supply Offer
  • New Essential Characteristics

Sept - Oct 1959

Volume 14, Number 6
  • KILOWATT GROUNDED-GRID LINEAR AMPLIFIER
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • New Ceramic Receiving Tubes
  • Technical Information - 12FQ8

Nov - Dec 1959

Volume 15, Number 1
  • OPERATING G-E HI-FI TUBES AS MODULATORS
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • All-Band Balun Coil
  • Simplified Coil Design
  • Feedline Test for Transmitter Parasitics

Jan - Feb 1960

Volume 15, Number 2
  • A MOBILE TRANSMITTER/ CONVERTER FOR 3.9 MC
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • General Electric Enters Citizens Radio Field
  • THE HANDY ANDY TOWER
  • 1959 Edison Award Recipient - W8AEU

March - April 1960

Volume 15, Number 3
  • NEW G-E RECTIFIER TUBES
  • PI-NETWORK ANTENNA TUNER
  • MONITORING ADAPTER FOR OSCILLOSCOPES
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • IMPROVED CARBON MICROPHONE CIRCUITRY
  • 6AR8 SHEET BEAM TUBE

May - June 1960

Volume 15, Number 4
  • HIGH-POWER MOBILE RADIO SYSTEMS
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • MOBILE POWER SUPPLY IDEAS
  • General Electric Announces "Compactron" Multi-function Devices

July - August 1960

Volume 15, Number 5
  • CRYSTAL CONTROLLED MOBILE CONVERTERS
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • Bandswitching Mobile Converter
  • Single Band Mobile Converter
  • BC-453 Conversion Suggestions
  • 1960 Edison Award Announced

Sept - Oct 1960

Volume 15, Number 6
  • MOBILE LINEAR AMPLIFIER
  • Scanning the Spectrum
  • FINAL CALL - 1960 Edison Radio Amateur Award
  • Triple Triode Compactron Devices Announced

Nov - Dec 1960

Volume 16, Number 1
  • THE OMNIVOX
  • VERSATILE POWER SUPPLY
  • SCANNING THE SPECTRUM

Jan - Feb 1961

Volume 16, Number 2
  • SSB-600 GROUNDED-GRID LINEAR AMPLIFIER
  • Simple Sensitive Multimeter
  • 1960 Edison Radio Amateur Award - Recipients - KH6UK, W6NLZ

March - April 1961

Volume 16, Number 3
  • LOW-COST RF WATTMETER
  • TWO-TUBE DIFFERENTIAL KEYER
  • SCANNING THE SPECTRUM

May - June 1961

Volume 16, Number 4
  • MODERN HETRODYNE EXCITER
  • SCANNING THE SPECTRUM

July - August 1961

Volume 16, Number 5
  • TRANSMITTER PROTECTIVE CIRCUITRY
  • INDUCTIVE TUNING FOR HIGH-C RF OSCILLATORS
  • SCANNING THE SPECTRUM
  • ANNOUNCING THE 10TH ANNUAL EDISON RADIO AMATEUR AWARD

Sept - Oct 1961

Volume 16, Number 6
  • The LWM-3, A Bandswitching Mobile SSB Transceiver, Part I
  •  1961 Edison Award Nominations

Nov - Dec 1961

Volume 17, Number 1
  • THE LWM-3 - PART II - CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
  • Three GE Amateur Handbooks Now Available
  • More G-E Compactron Devices Announced

Jan - Feb 1962

Volume 17, Number 2
  • DX LOG ISSUE

March - April 1962

Volume 17, Number 3
  • 3-WAY VHF'ER
  • MOBILE RADIO CONTROL UNIT
  • RECIPIENT - 1961 EDISON RADIO AMATEUR AWARD: William G. Welsh, W1SAD

May - June 1962

Volume 17, Number 4
  • A COMPLETE 20-WATT 144-MC. SSB/ CW EXCITER
  • SCANNING THE SPECTRUM

July - August 1962

Volume 17, Number 5
  • Special Report on VHF SSB
  • A 144-Mc Direct SSB Generator
  • A Triple Voltage-Regulated Power Supply
  • Principles of the Transitron Crystal Osc
  • Eighteen More G-E Compactrons

Sept - Oct 1962

Volume 17, Number 6
  • KCS Compactron - Amateur Band Receiver, Part I
  • The Loadbox - A Power-Indicating Dummy Antenna
  • Four Small G-E Transmitting Tubes Announced

Nov - Dec 1962

Volume 18, Number 1
  • KCS Compactron - Amateur Band Receiver, Part II
  • Meet Your Editor
  • Addresses From Which to Obtain Information on General Electric Products

Spring 1963

GE Ham News, Third Bound Volume, 1956 - 1960

This file contains the 82 pages of supplementary materials that appeared in the last of the bound volumes of G-E Ham News.  These notes include corrections to the original articles and, in some cases, expanded descriptions.  The PDF file is 13.3 MB in size. 

Supplement


In the several months spent scanning every single issue of G-E Ham News for posting here, I developed an appreciation and affection for the little magazine.  My tribute to Lighthouse Larry appeared as "Look What Lighthouse Larry has this Month" in the QCWA Journal, Fall 2010, Volume 59, Number 3.

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