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Bruce W Badgrow

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Itasca's Radio Receivers
« on: August 14, 2014, 04:57:35 PM »

I have found that the Itasca had two CGR 32-1 radio receivers in the radio room. These would be the receivers that the Itasca listened to Amelia Earhart's radio transmissions on. The CGR 32-1 was a rack mounted, military version of an RCA AR 60 communications receiver that was built special for the Coast Guard. The CGR 32-1 was solidly built using high quality parts. It was quite stable and stood up well in a rigorous shipboard environment. The front panel looks quite crude by todays standards. One odd thing was that the main tuning dial was marked 0 to 100. The CGR 32-1 was designed to be used by trained radio operators.

Bruce W Badgrow
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 06:53:41 PM by Bruce Thomas »


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Re: Itasca's Radio Recievers
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 05:17:09 PM »

Interesting find, Bruce, thanks for sharing that.
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