1-page guide to build vacuum tube radio - for a cub scout

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  1. GopherT

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    I just picked up a box of electronics at an estate sale. At the bottom was the former owner's cub scout book from 1948. Instructions to make a vacuum tube radio surprised me. Kind of sparse. Either dads of yester-year were more intuitive than they are today or current instructions assume people are idiots, or ... (fill in your answer). Either way, this is for 8 to 10-year-olds.

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    Ahh! Of course. I forgot that the cub scouts was (is?) an advertising / entrapment mechanism of Sears Roebuck.

    That is where we had to buy the official Pinewood derby kit, too!

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    Also, does anyone know what the clips on the far left of image in first post us called? Are they still available?

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    Farhenstock clips?
     
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    Still available, check the usual suspects (EBay, Amazon,...).

    Google is your friend.
     
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    I think so -- and, as regards a burgeoning percentage of 'current people', a sadly tenable assumption at that:rolleyes:
     
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