July 2017 MAARC Monthly Meeting

Davidsonville Family Recreation Center

Sunday, July 16th

Tailgating at 11:00 and meeting at 1:00

Presentation Topic:  Building a Technical Library

Presenters:  Brian Belanger and Joe Meagher

Display Table:  Book radios & jewel case radios


Check calendar for other events.


2017 RadioActivity Video

Scott Johnston, a first time RadioActivity attendee, put together a very nice, comprehensive RadioActivity 2017 video.

To view the video, click here.

2017 RadioActivity - Ed Lyon Transformer Presentation

Ed Lyon again provided us another radio repair session at RadioActivity, this year covering transformers.

To view the presentation, click here.

2017 RadioActivity - Announcement

RadioActivity 2017. 

View or Download RadioActivity 2017 Flyer - Complete with Info & Forms

June 15 - 17, 2017 in College Park, MD

RadioActivity 2017 will be held at the Sheraton College Park North Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

Click for Map and Directions

 The theme will feature GENERAL ELECTRIC.

The Sheraton College Park North Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Washington North Hotel) is located off of Exit 29B (Rt. 212) of I-95 between Washington and Baltimore, at 4095 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705. The hotel is on the southwest corner of the interchange.

This years auctions will include numerous items from the Holland Estate. These include some very nice and unique American and European radios, ham gear, horn speakers, hi-fi gear, and rare tubes. Click on the "RadioActivity 2017 Pre-Auction Picts" to the right for photos.

This year's RadioActivity raffle will include some very nice radios. These include the U.S. Army R-520/URR Zenith Trans-Oceanic from 1953/54, and a Crosley Fiver (specifically a model 515) from 1935. Tickets will sell for $5 each or three tickets for $10. Click on the "RadioActivity 2017 Raffle Radio Picts" to the right for photos.

 By changing hotels we avoided holding our event on the same weekend as the ARRL Field Day weekend, an event in which many ham operators like to participate.

Mark your calendars and Click Here for further details.

RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Categories and Rules

RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest (OEC)

Note: This is the latest update. Some categories have been slightly modified, but all entries are still covered none the less due to the Open category.

Selection of the theme for each of MAARC’s annual summertime grand meets (called RadioActivity since about 1994) is always a challenge. The directors of the club agonize and quibble about it each year. In June 2017, the theme will be GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE).

At any rate, here are the Old Equipment Contest Categories for RadioActivity 2017:

RadioActivity 2017 Theme Categories: 

1. GE radios pre-1936 

2. GE radios post-1935

3. GE ephemera


Read more: RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Categories and Rules

May 2017 Auction Items

Our May meeting in Davidsonville, MD on May 21st, 2017 is going to feature a large selection of very nice gear offered for sale at our monthly auction from the Holland Estate. There will be some very nice vintage radios, ham gear, test equipment, and other equipment. To see photos of what is to be offered, click on the May 2016 Pre-Auction Picts on the right-hand side of the MAARC Home Page. Don't miss this opportunity to take home some very nice items. 

Our thanks to the Holland Estate Loading Crew.

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