Harrison Radio, NYC any images??

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  1. WB2GCR

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    I was hoping that an actual photograph might exist, not the low res halftone printed advertisements.
     
  2. KS2G

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    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes well you just might find
    You get what you need...
    ---Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
    The Rolling Stones
    ;)
     
  3. WA2CWA

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    By 1969 the Harrison ads indicated they were at 8 Barclay St. NYC and had two stores out in Long Island. I have one of their full feature catalogs but I don't recall if there were any photos. Might be easier to find an actual photo of Bill Harrison, W2AVA.

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  4. WB5YUZ

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    It wasn't any problem to zero-beat my HW-16 to any broadcast and "turn off" the BFO that way. But as Jim points out, the bandwidth was too narrow to enjoy the result.
     
  5. WB5YUZ

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    Bil Harrison, W2AVA, shows off the mobile installation in his 1962 Cadillac. From the Bob Hertzberg/Fred Collins "Harper Collins Amateur Radio Handbook" of 1964:

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  6. K0MB

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    Yeah, but they have re-couped the R&D expense by now.
     
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  7. K0MB

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    Pretty sure that was low res to allow line film use, not half-tone film.
     
  8. KS2G

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    True, but their costs for labor and materials have increased with inflation -- yet the inflation-adjusted prices have declined.
     
  9. WB2UAQ

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    Thanks for sharing all of this from NYC!
    I lived in NJ about 5 miles from the GW Bridge and went to RCA from '69-'71. Was in Harrison Radio and Advance Electronics just to look around once or twice. Heathkit was in the city not too far from there as well at the time. Also one time went down to see what was left of radio row. While my fellow airmen were getting into trouble, I put together an HW-16 at Chanute AFB while going thru training in '72. I hardly remember it. Because the following year I was married and after a few years we had two harmonics (are kids still called "harmonics"?) to take care of and then it was back to school under the GI bill. I didn't get a new piece of amateur radio equipment until 1989 (TM-231) and then the next new one was in 2003 (IC-718 for ~$500). I guess I haven't done much to support ham radio dealers over the last 53 years:)
     
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  10. EI3Y

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    My Dad visited NY about 1952 and brought back some gear and a Harrison Catalogue which I still have its very heavy.
    He went from Ireland by Cunard liner so weight was no trouble. I still have a Master Mobile whip which tunes
    all freqs. If anyone wants the catalogue and pays the postage they can have it but its very heavy 2nd over 2"inches thick.
     
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