Dolls Dance to Radio Music
FROM Germany comes the latest radio novelty. It is a platform upon which a group of dolls dance to the tune of music issuing from your radio receiver.
The device is a mystery until you understand the dance platform is caused to vibrate by means of a small needle which connects with a headphone, as illustrated in the accompanying drawing.
This headphone is connected up with your radio receiver, so that the same current sounds the music and excites the dancers. The effect of the contrivance is extremely fascinating.
Radio Speaker Like Chandelier
LOUD speakers which are placed in or on top of your receiving set cabinet are now being supplanted by a new amplifier that hangs from the ceiling like a beautiful metal chandelier.
The new amplifier is made up of a number of tone tubes which not only amplify the sounds but also give musical notes a rich tone. Each tube tones one note. Any electrical connection may be used between receiving set and chandelier.
down to the last component SONY CB-901 spells quality
RESEARCH MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Unlike ordinary Citizens Band transceivers, there are certain distinct advantages in owning the SONY CB-901 fully transistorized unit. One of the most important is the separate speaker and microphone, rather than the combined speaker-microphone found in other sets. This means greater ease in operating and superior clarity in transmission and reception.
What the Sputniks Said
Russian scientists disclose how radio waves travel from their satellites to earth
By A. J. Steiger
Radio LISTENERS who tracked the earth-circling travels of Sputnik I have reported new discoveries in short-wave propagation, including a round-the-world echo, according to preliminary findings published in a recent issue of Radio, a Russian popular electronics journal.
What the Sputniks discovered about prospects for using solar power to operate space vehicle instruments is also discussed in the Moscow journal. These reports on Russia’s pioneer space vehicles’ discoveries, the first to be published, are translated here.
Take Your Radio on Your Motor Camping Trip
Edited by CHARLES MAGEE ADAMS
WITH the advent of summer, the thoughts of many are turning eagerly vacation-ward. For a goodly proportion of car owners this means anticipation of a long interesting motor trip, with the added pleasure of camping en route. To the radio contingent the attractive prospect of such an expedition may be tinged with regret at leaving behind the trusty receiver and the programs it brings nightly. But that need not be the case.
RADIO LINKS SINGER AND ORCHESTRA
Convalescing from injuries received in an automobile accident, a radio performer recently sang to her audience from a room in a Philadelphia hospital, while she listened through headphones to an accompaniment played by a dance orchestra in a plane flying 5,000 feet overhead. A dual hook-up enabled listeners-in to hear the voice of the star perfectly blended with the music.
Now “Flying Stenographers” span the sea!
You are familiar with teleprinter service which delivers a typed message, by wire, at high speed. Now this useful service takes to the air on a person-to-person basis, and is spanning the Atlantic Ocean by radio!
This new achievement, called TEX, was developed by RCA engineers and European experts. Its heart is an amazing machine that thinks in code, detects errors which may have come from fading or static —and automatically insists on a correction!
HERE IT IS
THE AMAZING NEW Man-From-Mars RADIO HAT
COMPLETE 2-TUBE RADIO BUILT INTO A HAT
Here’s the famous two-tube topper you’ve read about in LIFE. TIME, POPULAR SCIENCE, BUSINESS WEEK, and many other magazines and newspapers, coast-to-coast. Now, you too can own this wonderful “dream-come-true” radio hat. A perfect gift idea! Study these amazing features….
Radio Store Provides Free Clubroom for Wireless Amateurs
IN the back of a retail electrical store located in the skyscraper section of New York City, there is a unique club-room for radio amateurs. A full set of radio receiving equipment has been installed with an aerial on the roof. Apparatus can be tested out in actual practice, and the visiting amateur is given the privilege of taking any piece of apparatus from stock to connect up and use as he sees fit.
Meanwhile, in more modern times, the iPhone in my pocket has a six-axis gyroscope that is smaller than a grain of rice.
What’s What in Radio Today
by Jay Earle Miller
What is the screen grid tube? What does it do? What are the advantages of the condenser speaker? These are a few of the questions that occur to folk trying to keep abreast of developments. Mr. Miller, who attended the Chicago radio shows, here gives the answers.
I WENT to a furniture show the other day and saw some clever new adaptations of radio to home decorating.
And then I went to a radio show and saw the finest furniture exhibit in Chicago.