2020 RadioActivity - Announcement

RadioActivity 2020 

 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, RadioActivity 2020 is officially cancelled. Key events, such as the auctions, the banquet, the Old Equipment Contest, and the presentations would place too many persons in proximity with each other, preventing social distancing. This would be compounded by the median age of the MAARC membership being in excess of 60, the age the CDC states as the low water mark for increased vulnerability. As a result of the impact these factors would have on participant and presenter attendance, and the resulting impact that would have on covering the Hotel costs, the MAARC Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the event.

With luck, the development of a vaccination and/or cures for COVID-19 will allow us to hold RadioActivity 2021 next year in June. Monitor the MAARC website for plans on that event.

Want to List Something for Sale?

Items for Sale 

Do you have an antique or vintage electronic device (i.e. radio, test set, HiFi, stereo, TV, computer, electronic musical instrument, electronic parts, vacuum tubes, etc.) you want to sell? Send the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  a Microsoft Word compliant document with the following information and we will post it on the MAARC Items for Sale page:

  • Name of the Item/Items
  • Item/Items Description
  • Operational State (Working or Parts Only)
  • Contact Information (email and/or phone number)
  • Location for pickup or shipping source (city only)
  • Asking Price (by lot or by Item)
  • Photos of the item/items
  • Use "MAARC Items for Sale" as the subject line in the email to the Webmaster

By default, postings will be listed for 2 months. Contact the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you want to cancel the listing or extend it beyond 2 months.

NOTE: Listings will be posted in the order received. Allow at least two weeks for the listing to be posted. MAARC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of item descriptions, nor for completing the transactions. Do not contact MAARC regarding items for sale or sold. All items are sold "as is" by the seller listing them. MAARC will not list items that do not fit within the theme of this club (items such as modern day devices or radios (except replica radios), automobiles, lawn mowers, etc.).

Seller code of conduct:

Trust is essential. We want all vintage electronic collectors to feel comfortable selling and buying from each other.

To help facilitate this trust, please follow this code of conduct. 

  • Follow through. After you’ve made arrangements for pickup or delivery of an item, show up or be available at the agreed upon time and place. If arrangements have been made to ship an item, please ship it expeditiously or as arranged.
  • Sell as advertised. Make sure that your listing accurately reflects the condition of the item and the price at which you want to sell it. Sell the item at the agreed to price. Do not make substitutions of the item as advertised in your listing.

MAARC does not assume responsibility for the risk of any/all financial transactions.

Radio Age Index Update

Thanks to Brian Belanger, the Radio Age Index has been updated through April 2018.

Click to view the new index on a web page: Cumulative Index 1994-Apr 2018 Radio Age.pdf

Alternatively, click 'Newsletter' on the left menu.

Roycroft Book

Allen Roycraft's book will soon be available from dealers for a list price of $14.99, however, MAARC members in the United States can order copies at the bargain price of only $10, including shipping. (You can pick one up at a  MAARC meeting for $7.)

MAARC Members, to order send a $10 check payable to MAARC to: 

Brian Belanger, 115 Grand Champion Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Ham Radio Operators Puerto Rico Bound

Check out this article about fellow radio enthusiasts from the American Radio Relay League who went to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to to help distribute information about the status of hurricane survivors: Puerto Rico bound: Ham radio operators relay Hurricane Maria survivor info