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Old 22-04-23, 12:02
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Not heard of this organization. It appears the magazine was short lived, only lasting around 8 months https://worldradiohistory.com/Amateur_Radio_Defense.htm
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Interesting as I've never heard of this organization. I've known of the War Emergency Radio Service that permitted hams to use vhf/uhf sets in support of local authorities. Reading the editor's comments on the last edition it sounded a bit like sour grapes. He wasn't receiving advertizer income that he hoped for. His statement " This magazine is a propaganda organ, designed to influence the capable men of amateur radio to join A.R.D.A." probably didn't help.
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Interesting as I've never heard of this organization. I've known of the War Emergency Radio Service that permitted hams to use vhf/uhf sets in support of local authorities. Reading the editor's comments on the last edition it sounded a bit like sour grapes. He wasn't receiving advertizer income that he hoped for. His statement " This magazine is a propaganda organ, designed to influence the capable men of amateur radio to join A.R.D.A." probably didn't help.
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My ham friend in San Francisco has informed me he has original copies of these magazines, not surprising as the mag. was published there. Yes , during WW2 U.S. hams were allowed to use VHF sets ( 118 MHz) to communicate with Government departments including the military, mostly the navy .

The magazine may have had veiled links to a certain San Francisco based radio company called TECRAD . This company were manufacturing amenities receivers and two way radios for the US Government and civilians.

In olden times , I believe the word propaganda was used in a different context to how we use it today. I found this: In English, propaganda was originally a neutral term for the dissemination of information in favor of any given cause.
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