Wholesome but sexy, forthright and vulnerable, honest and energetic, Ginger Rogers was one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the Thirties and Forties.Not a great actress, as she was always the first to admit, she could handle both comedy and drama capably as well as sing and dance, and if her range was not as great as some of her contemporaries, her appeal and glamour were more down-to-earth than other screen heroines and thus easier to identify with.KPH operator, Fred Baxter, flanked by two RCA CR-88 receivers and a Collins 51J-4 receiver.The CR-88 receivers were the workhorses for Radiomarine Corp.
Design stages probably date from as early as 1939 and the demands of WWII in Europe pushed RCA into having the AR-88 ready by early 1941.
Much of the HRO's engineering seemed to contradict everything that was happening with contemporary receiver design.
Why did a receiver that seemed to defy then-modern communications receiver evolution become such a favorite of hams, the military and commercial users?
RCA's AR-88 planning may have chronologically followed their AR-77 ham receiver but the AR-88 owes much of its design concept as a replacement for RCA's aging commercial-military receiver, the AR-60.
The AR-60 had been introduced in 1935 and was still being built as late as 1940.