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 Post subject: List of abbreviations / codes for JAN radio manufacturers?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 29, 2020 4:41 am 
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I've been searching (unsuccessfully so far) for a list of the codes or abbreviations that identify manufacturers of radio equipment for the military in years past. For example, I know that Hytron-Sylvania was CHS, KenRad was CKR, RCA was CRC, TungSol was CTL, etc. in the world of tubes. But then there's equipment, and at the moment I'm trying to figure out who "CDL" was (they built some BC-348s for Uncle Sam). In general I'm looking for a reasonably comprehensive list that includes equipment manufacturers around the WW-2 timeframe. I'd appreciate it if anyone could point me to a website that lists these. Thanks in advance.
R/ John


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 Post subject: Re: List of abbreviations / codes for JAN radio manufacturer
PostPosted: Oct Thu 29, 2020 10:14 am 
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What you need are the Contractor's Designating Letters, or MDS codes. I found lists (that may have changed over the years) in NAVSHIPS 242A, JANUARY 1945; RadioNerds Radio Manufacturers Identification; and F. W. Chesson FILE: NAV-MFG.HTM. This was not recently, so I won't look them up again, but that will let you start your search. Also, CDL is Belmont Radio Corp.

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 Post subject: Re: List of abbreviations / codes for JAN radio manufacturer
PostPosted: Oct Fri 30, 2020 5:41 am 
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Thank you for your help!
R/ John


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