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Missing CONELRAD?

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My understanding (based on Wiki) is that radios between 1953 and 1963 required markings for CONELRAD, but I noticed they are absent on by the radio in my '54 Ford, and a spare I picked up. Was it not a requirement for autos? or perhaps did Ford build their electronics so far in advance that a '54 model might have had the radio built prior to the law? Just curious.

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1954 was the first year CONELRAD markings appeared on the radio face.  Your's might be for a '53.

 

Craig

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My understanding is that 54 Ford radios don't have the markings. 55 Thunderbirds use pretty much the same radio as 54 Fords but with the markings and lose points in judging because of it.

 

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Except for the chrome knobs and the markings the radio's the same

 

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And not only did we get alert on the radio, but this...

 

 

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The government spies on you through the CONELRAD frequency  :P

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I just installed an aftermarket radio that was made in China.

I hope they don't understand Chinese.

It doesn't work very well on FM....So I should be OK.

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Must be a Canadian Ford.

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Posted (edited)

I am curious did England and Europe have the same radio warning systems ? Also did they have videos about hiding under your school desk in case of nuclear attack?

Edited by Mark Gregory (see edit history)

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On ‎12‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 9:21 AM, CarlLaFong said:

The government spies on you through the CONELRAD frequency  :P

Only at 640 and 1240 Kc!

 

Craig

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Must be a Canadian Ford.

Well it's from Chester Assembly and has several markings from the late 1970s from here in PA as well. I myself have generally known of the car since I was a kid when we moved in down the street. It has the original title date of '54 on the issued title I have from 1979, and while I'm not 100% sure, I don't believe this date would be preserved across state lines, let alone across country lines.

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On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 5:54 PM, padgett said:

Must be a Canadian Ford.

 

Actually this may make for a good question, did Canada use the CONELRAD system and did Canadian radios not require the markings?

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