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Crystals Go To War

the origin of quartz crystals

Ham Radio History 0 Comments 07/31/2022 

Posted By: Robert Nickels (W9RAN)
Posted on 07/31/2022

This film predates the Novice era by a few years, but shows the important process of making quartz crystals was developed as part of the World War II effort.   Many have said that the ability to have precise radio frequency control was a key factor in winning the war.   At any rate, many companies were tooled-up to produce crystals for the war effort and many of those crystals are still around today, bearing the full gamut of manufacturers names.

One of which was Reeves Laboratories, which in addition to making crystals during the war, made movies, so they were well equipped to tell the story of how "Crystals Go To War"


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