The Short Wave Magazine
   A monthly short wave and amateur magazine beginning in March, 1937
The Short Wave Magazine was published "Exclusively for the radio experimenter and transmitting amateur" with a first cycle begtinning in 1937 and lasting three years. It reappeared in March 1943 with more of an amateur radio focus and continued through the emid 90's
 Issues courtesy of Peter Merriman and David Andrews. Additional issues from John Beach. History contributed by Angus Graham.
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Index Vol 37
First Era
A bit of history
Short Wave Magazine originally appeared in March 1937 and published up to September, 1939 when it closed due to the onset of W.W. II. A second era began  in March of 1943 and continued well into the 1990's.
Reappearance
The heavy clouds of war were gathering over Europe and
the world when the SRORT WAVE MAGAZINE last appeared on the
bookstalls. For nearly three years, gaining steadily in prestige and influence, it had been the only public periodical entirely devoted to shortwave radio. We might perhaps be· allowed to make the modest claim that during its pre-war existence the Magazine succeeded in doing much to foster and encourage the short-wave enthusiast, to help and advise the amateur transmitter and experimenter, and to assist the British manufacturer into an expanding market. We enjoyed a rising circulation and steady support f rom botli trad,q and public. Moreover, the country gained an unseen diviaend in that thousands of radio men were training themselves, as a hobby in the art which was to play such a vital part in the winning of the war.
Came September, 1939, and within a few days of No. 7 of Vol. III
being published, most of the staff and nearly all the regular contributors
were in their R.A. F. uniforms. Two of them, the Assistant Editor,
S. W. Clark (2AMW) and F. A. Beane (2CUB), a well-known contributor,
will not be returning. They were among those who had to pay the full price. We mourn their loss and remember their work.
When the heavy raids on London started, our premises, plant,
records and equipment were completely destroyed, and it began to look as if the SHORT WAVE MAGAZINE might become no more than a memory.So much for the past. We are now looking forward to the future. You have in your hands No. I of Vol. IV. We hope you will like it.
The Editorial policy of the SHORT WAVE MAGAZINE is unchanged,
and can be summed up in the words on the front cover. We stand
for tlze advancement and expansion of the art of Amateur Radio,
and all that pertains to it. We cannot expect, and indeed will not
attempt to please all tastes in every issue, but we shall hope to cover all
interests ·in successive issues.
We also wish to see, and will do everything possible to assist, a
"flourishing trade in amateur equipment of British deign and manufacture. To our business friends, we off er the suggestion that row is the time to study and develop the home market for amateur shart-wave equipment both in components and finished apparatus. the Dollar Agreement may otherwise rerult in American manufacfurers, now waiting to export to us, capturing the market.
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