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BE A RADIO TECHNICIAN

NRS NY Form 6-20
28Nov44

 

 

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RADAR

 

This magic name covers one of the war's most exciting developments a new development with a great future.

The Navy needs men for Radar training. Needs them right away -men who are keen, intelligent, quick to learn. And that's fortunate for you, if you can qualify. Because there are no limits to the postwar horizon of this amazing new science. Men trained by the Navy as Radio Technicians will be in on the ground floor of a great new field. They will have a thorough groundwork in principles that will still be unknown to most commercial engineers.

A technical background is not necessary to qualify, but a knowledge of high school mathematics and physics is essential. Experience with amateur radio is also helpful. If you pass the Eddy Aptitude Test, you start it, as Seaman First Class and are sent to a Naval Training Center for Indoctrination, followed by nine months of specialized training and a Petty Officer rating. You not only get this $5,000 training program without a cent of cost, but you earn good pay and promotion while you learn.

Most applicants take the Eddy Test without any special preparation. However, for brush-up reading the following list may prove helpful:

"'Wartime Refresher in Fundamental Mathematics" published by Prentice-Hall.

Any high school physics or "Invitation to Experiment" by Ira Freeman. (Important parts to study -Theory of Heat, Light, Sound and Magnetism).

"Radio Material Guide" by Olmstead and

Tuttle or "Elements of Radio" by Marcus and Horton.

"Mechanical Practice"- NavPers 14004- obtainable for 15c from the Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.

 

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR RADIO TECHNICIAN TRAINING

ENLISTEES. Voluntary enlistments in the Navy are open to men of 17 and those who are 38 and over. See nearest Navy Recruiting Station. Parents' consent is required if 17.

INDUCTEES. All inductees who pass their pre-induction physical examination and meet Navy standards, may take the Eddy Test. Those who pass are assured of assignment to the Navy for Radio Technician training.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Height -At least 5 feet. Weight, in proportion.

Eyes -Requirements now modified. Physical- Normal health.

Education -No specific requirements.

Knowledge of high school mathematics, physics and associated subjects will help pass the Eddy Aptitude Test which determines your acceptance for Radio Technician training.

Character-The Navy wants only men of good character.

 

REMEMBER

This is the chance you've been waiting for. The time to act is now! Don't delay. See the nearest Navy recruiting officer at once for detailed information about the Radio Technician Program.

 

 

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Interesting rotary spark gap used as a modulator for a WW II RADAR set.

 

 
 

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