DRAKE Ham Radio to Satellite Receivers
Did you know that in 1944, Drake radio-jamming devices were used successfully by the US Army during the Normandy invasion and beyond? Founded in 1943 by Robert L. Drake, Drake began developing communications equipment for both Government and Amateur radio markets. The products were mainly low pass filters and high pass filters for the amateur radio operator and for military use.
Filters for amateur radio use remained a part of the company's product line for over forty years. A tank jamming device produced for the US military was successfully used in major events of WWII, such as Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. The company's amateur products soon became known as the "Cadillacs" of the ham radio field. Many of the Drake receivers, transmitters, and transceivers manufactured in the fifties, sixties, and seventies are still in active use today. Collectors and Drake aficionados will often pay twice the original market price to add such an item to their "Ham Shack"
Drake amateur radio equipment can be found on every part of the globe. Amateur Radio operators come in all walks of life and at one time or another have owned, wanted, or used a piece of radio gear manufactured by Drake. King Hussein of Jordan has used Drake gear, as well as Barry Goldwater, Roy Neal, and Ronnie Milsap. Click on this link and read more on the Drake Users, Enthusiasts, and Collectors' site
Today, Drake has used their expertise in RF communications to manufacture satellite receivers and distribution equipment for cable operators and consumers to plan and deploy digital solutions.Back to News