RADIO: Lethal Machine

DANGER—HIGH VOLTAGE. It must be realized that the plate supply of even a low-powered transmitter is a potential lethal machine. . . .

That warning was put into the American Radio Relay League's Radio Amateur's Handbook by Technical Expert Ross A. Hull. Recently Expert Hull began experimenting with television reception, assembled specially powerful and sensitive equipment to receive RCA-NBC television transmission in his Vernon cottage (near Hartford, Conn.). He temporarily rigged up a 2½-kilowatt, 4,400-volt pole transformer. Last week it killed him.

Leaving his dinner guests, Ross Hull went into his radio...