National Geographic : 1945 Jan
MESSAGES GOT THROUGH ON THE "BANANA NET" SHERE is many an exciting story about how amateur radio operators now in the services have helped extend the lines of vic tory around the world. There's the one about the "Banana Net"-the name the boys gave to the radio network down in the Panama jungle. As the G. I's have it, "it rains contin ually during the rainy season but only once a day in the dry season". The "Banana Net" is just one link in the vast network set up by the AACS-Army Airways Communications System. The AACS safeguards tens of thou sands of lives by relaying weather reports, coordinating information on enemy ship and plane movements and by bringing home or locating flying ships that are in trouble. The ranks of the far flung AACS are filled with one-time amateur radio operators. Ama teurs have always found in Hallicrafters equipment the perfection they themselves have been seeking continually. For these ex acting technicians Hallicrafters made supe rior equipment long before the war. As a matter of fact thousands of pieces of privately owned Hallicrafters equipment were drafted into the services right along with the ama teurs who once operated them. After the war Hallicrafters will have a new kind of radio ready. Discriminating listeners will want the radio man's radio-the radio that has an amazing range and performance on all bands, short wave and regular broadcast. THE HALLICRAFTERS CO. * MANUFACTURERS OF RADIO AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT * CHICAGO 16, U. S. A.