EARLY TRANSISTOR HISTORY AT RCA

Robert Mendelson

Oral History Continued

 

 

 

Here are scans from two different issues of the RCA Ham Tips Publication. The upper scan is a partial view of the cover of the Spring 1965 issue, which highlights the Nuvistor/transistor transceiver construction project by Bob Mendelson mentioned in this Biographic Note. The scan on the left is edited from the cover of the May 1961 issue, with an article about an all-Nuvistor amateur radio converter according to Bob, this article and associated ad generated more requests for copies of the article than any previous ad. In the early to mid 1960s, the Nuvistor technology provided a very cost effective alternative to some transistor applications, particularly for high frequency uses. Bob was very active in promoting both of these technologies through numerous articles and talks aimed at the ham radio audience.

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