November 2017 Meeting

Davidsonville Family Recreation Center

Sunday, November 19th

Tailgating at 11:00 and meeting at 1:00

Presentation Topic:  Stuffing Components

Presenter:  Dan Koczur

Display Table:  Day-Fan radios

                          

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2017 RadioFallFest: Announcement

RadioFallFest 2017, Sunday, October 15th.

A Vintage Electronics Exposition

Any and All vintage electronics welcome!

 

 UPDATE

Click here to see or download the flyer and view what you can buy or sell

You never know what will show up (and neither will we!)

So lots of flea 'maarc' - eters, and a big auction, too!

Admission and Flea Market space are FREE!

This year's FallFest auction will include vintage electronics from numerous estates. Featured items include:

  • A huge collection of vintage HAM gear: receivers, transmitters, accessories
  • A wide selection of immaculate Heathkit test equipment assembled and maintained by a former electrical engineer; with manuals
  • A large variety of military gear: Army transmitter, test gear, radiac
  • Vintage and modern used test equipment
  • Vintage radios and television sets
  • Amplifiers and vintage Hi-Fi equipment
  • Electronics books and literature, plus much more

Continue reading for some photos of offered items from just one of the estates.

Date: Sunday, October 15th, 2017; starts with the flea market - Rain or shine.
Time: gates open by 8 AM
Big Auction begins at 12:30 PM (sooner if raining)

Place - Davidsonville Family Recreation Center

Lodging - Nearest Hotels

Food: There will be food, coffee, and other drinks available for purchase, provided by the Boy Scouts of America Davidsonville Troop. Or bring your own.

 

Read more: 2017 RadioFallFest: Announcement

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

Replacing Power-Cord Resistance Elements or Ballast Tubes

Have an old radio that used power-cord resistance elements or ballast tubes that are no longer available? Ed Lyon has taken Charlie Rhodes' equations for determining how to replace those with modern-day capacitors and created some charts to guide your repairs. Published in the September 2017 Radio Age, they are provided here for your use. 

To view the charts and related article, click here.

July 2017 Presentation - Building a Tech Library

Our July 2017 meeting featured a very useful presentation on Building a Tech Library by Brian Belanger and Joe Meagher. 

To view a consolidated listing of recommended books and links from the presentation, click here.

RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Results

This year's Old Equipment Contest (OEC) had over 40 entries and featured some very interesting pieces. The theme, GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE), was well represented.

 

Pictures of the winning and other OEC entries can be viewed to the right or on the RadioActivity Photos Page.

 

Here are the winners:

 

 

Read more: RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Results

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