Man, these old catalogs from Radio Shack sure bring back some memories!
I remember drooling over the DX-150/160 receivers in my early teens. Ditto for one or two models of those cool 8-track tape players and a lot of miscellaneous gadgets of antenna hardware. I guess my ham radio hobby was a preordained certainty.
Have a look at the early 1970’s scanners – a couple hundred bucks for a 5 channel scanner and you still had to buy the crystals. Money sure didn’t go far back then compared to what we can buy today for the same absolute $ amount.
Recently placed online are nearly all of Radio Shack’s catalogs from 1939 onward.
I’ve added an oldpubs tag to the TagCloud since I now have three posts related to that topic.
Check out the RS stuff here: