National NC-88

Welcome to the Vintage Radio Gear site and the National NC 88 resource page. This site is designed to help you quickly and easily find the latest National NC 88 manuals, National NC 88 books, National NC 88 parts and accessories and National NC 88 radios for sale.

The National NC 88 information on this site is updated hourly, so if you are interested in the National NC 88, bookmark this site so you can visit often.

The National Radio Company, headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts, USA was incorporated, in 1914, as the "National Toy Company". Their expansion into home appliances led to the name change to the "National Company, Inc." The company moved in to the large scale manufacture of capacitors in the mid 1920s. It was at this time that two engineers, Fred H. Drake and Glen Browning, approached National to manufacture components to their specifications for a radio receiver of their own design. This led to the production and sale of the "National Regenaformer" kit for home construction. The set was capable of tuning the standard AM broadcast band only and could not receive shortwave. By the early 1930s National became well established with the amateur radio community based upon their line of regenerative receivers, including the SW-3 and SW-5.

The top-of-the-line HRO receiver was introduced in 1935. This radio included two RF amplifier stages and a crystal filter. The distinctive dial allowed KC (kHz) resetability and was a National trademark into the 1960s. This same basic design survived for over 20 years.

In 1939, National became a key supplier to the US and Allied governments when war broke out in Europe. The military ordered large numbers of receivers, particularly HRO's. When the United States entered the war some two years later, the word was, "Start building HROs; we'll tell you when to stop." Their number of employees went from approximately 200 to about 2500 during the war.

In the 1950s and 60s, National produced a wide range of amateur radio equipment. In 1965, National introduced the solid state HRO 500, which did not incorporate the famed HRO dial system, but instead featured a direct readout.

Into the 1980s, National survived as a government contractor and ceased development and production of civilian equipment. However, by 1991, amid continuing difficulties, the company ceased operation.

More information on National Radio Company:
Wikipedia reference on National Radio Company

National NC-88 EBay Bargains!

National NC-88 NC88 Radio Receiver Manual
National NC-88 NC88 Radio Receiver Manual
Ends in 2 Hours 10 Minutes 42 Seconds
Current price: $7.49 (0 bids)
National NC-88 Radio Receiver Manual
National NC-88 Radio Receiver Manual
Ends in 1 Days 3 Hours 29 Minutes 35 Seconds
Current price: $8.95 (17 bids)
Vintage National NC-88 Shortwave Ham Band Radio AM
Vintage National NC-88 Shortwave Ham Band Radio AM
Ends in 1 Days 12 Hours 53 Minutes 52 Seconds
Current price: $199.00 (0 bids)
NATIONAL NC-88 SERVICE INFO MANUAL WITH SCHEMATIC
NATIONAL NC-88 SERVICE INFO MANUAL WITH SCHEMATIC
Ends in 3 Days 17 Hours 56 Minutes 36 Seconds
Current price: $7.35 (0 bids)
SAMS PHOTOFACT MANUAL & SCHEMATIC RADIO TUBE H
SAMS PHOTOFACT MANUAL & SCHEMATIC RADIO TUBE H
Ends in 7 Days 17 Hours 56 Minutes 14 Seconds
Current price: $9.99 (0 bids)
Vintage National NC-88 Tube Ham Receiver
Vintage National NC-88 Tube Ham Receiver
Ends in 21 Days 10 Hours 23 Minutes 22 Seconds
Current price: $60.00 (0 bids)
Owners Manual: National NC-88 Receiver
Owners Manual: National NC-88 Receiver
Ends in 24 Days 7 Hours 4 Minutes 37 Seconds
Current price: $7.29 (0 bids)
NATIONAL NC-88 NC-98 Receiver Complete Primo Tube
NATIONAL NC-88 NC-98 Receiver Complete Primo Tube
Ends in 25 Days 22 Hours 16 Minutes 17 Seconds
Current price: $54.95 (4 bids)
Rare Original SAMS National NC-88 AM SW Radio Rece
Rare Original SAMS National NC-88 AM SW Radio Rece
Ends in 26 Days 12 Hours 41 Minutes 50 Seconds
Current price: $9.99 (0 bids)
NATIONAL NC-88 HAM SHORTWAVE RECEIVER RADIO PHOTOF
NATIONAL NC-88 HAM SHORTWAVE RECEIVER RADIO PHOTOF
Ends in 28 Days 23 Hours 44 Minutes 5 Seconds
Current price: $12.99 (0 bids)
1954 NATIONAL NC-88 SHORTWAVE RADIO SERVICE MANUA
1954 NATIONAL NC-88 SHORTWAVE RADIO SERVICE MANUA
Ends in 29 Days 13 Hours 28 Minutes 39 Seconds
Current price: $6.99 (0 bids)

Sponsored Links


Custom Search