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World Radio Laboratories (WRL), (Globe Electronics); Council Bluffs, IA

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Name: World Radio Laboratories (WRL), (Globe Electronics); Council Bluffs, IA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: worldradio
Products: Model types

World Radio Laboratories (WRL), 3415 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa (after WWII). Manufacturer of ham radio kits like amplifiers. Owned and founded as "Wholesale Radio Laboratories" by Leo Meyerson, WØGFQ in 1935.

Company history taken from "1953, the company name was changed to WRL Electronics, and then to Globe Electronics in 1956. In 1959, the company was sold to Textron. Meyerson continued in the retail radio business with World Radio, and then got back into manufacturing with Galaxy Electronics in 1962."

Founded: 1935
Closed: 1959
Production: 1935 - 1959

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  54–61 Globe King Transmitter 500 A 6V6  Covers 160 to 10 m HAM bands, 500 W AM/400 W SSB, built-in fan, mfg. by WRL Electronics In... 
USA  61 CB-100 12BA6  Any 3 of CB Channels 1 thru 22 
USA  62 Pocketphone X-90 SO65  Any one of CB Channels 1 thru 22. 
USA  55–57 Globe Scout 680 6V6  WRL Globe Scout 680; AM & CW, sold as KIT and as entire ready to use set. The model 680 h... 
USA  62 Citizens Broadcaster CB-100A 12BA6  Any 3 of CB Channels 1 thru 23. 
USA  58 Globe Sidebander DSB-100 6CL6  Bandswitching 80m - 10m Sideband Xmttr, for three modes of operation (100W PEP suppressed ... 
USA  58 Globe Scout 680A 6U8  Globe Scout 680A; Input 50W AM plate modulated & 65W CW. 80 through 6 meter amateur b... 
USA  58 Globe Chief 90A 6AG7  Crystal controlled transmitter for 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter amateur bands. 1958 k... 
USA  99/99 Doublet with ID= 188966    
USA  55 Globe VFO 755-A 6AU6  Variable Frequency Oscillator 160 80 40 20 15 11 10 meter bands on fundamental and harmoni... 
USA  50 Globe Linear LA-1 EL38  Linear Amplifier, 6 bands 6/10/15/20/40/80m. 
USA  56 Globe Chief 90 6AG7  WRL's Globe Chief 90 is a 90 watt (75 watts for novice use) crystal controlled transmi... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

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