National Geographic : 1956 Apr
Zenith TRANS-OCEANIC® Short Wave Radio keeps "Constellation" in touch with world during historic ocean race! ZENITH Short Wave radio wrote yachting history last July when it sped across the Pacific from Los Angeles to Honolulu aboard the fastest Class A schooner in the 1955 Trans-Pacific Yacht Race! Frank Hooykaas, owner-skipper of the 75-foot "Constellation," used his Zenith TRANS-OCEANIC portable radio constantly to tune in network broadcasts from the U. S. and Hawaii, and to take precise radio bearings when approaching the island of Oahu. You, too, can tune in the world with the Zenith TRANS OCEANIC portable radio, or get the best long distance domestic reception on standard broadcast! It also covers international Short Wave bands; marine, weather and amateur Short Wave coverage bands; plus ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore reception. Students can tune in foreign lands and learn languages as they are actually spoken! This 15-year-proved Short and Standard Wave radio operates on ships, trains, planes and in steel buildings. Tropically treated Skipper Frank Hooykaas (second from left) and crew listen to vital weather in against high humidity to prevent loss of sensitivity. AC/DC or formation on their Zenith Trans-Oceanic battery operated. In black stag, $139.95*; brown cowhide, $159.95*. Radio. Since radio is equipped with an earphone jack, it can be played without IMPORTANT! A Zenith battery-operated portable is as necessary in your home disturbing sleeping crew members. as a flashlight in case of power failure caused by air raid or other emergency! THE QUALITY GOES IN The Royalty of RADIO and Television S BEFORE THE NAME GOES ON Backed by 37 years of leadership in radionics exclusively ALSO MAKERS OF FINE HEARING AIDS Zenith Radio Corporation. Chicago 39, Illinois *MIanufacturer's suggested retail price not including batteries. Slightly higher in Far West and South. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.