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.

2018 RadioActivity - Announcement

RadioActivity 2018. 

View or Download the RadioActivity 2018 Flyer - Complete with Schedule, Old Equipment Contest Rules, & Registration Forms

June 14 - 16, 2018 in College Park, MD

RadioActivity 2018 will be held at the Sheraton College Park North Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

Click for Map and Directions

 The theme will feature Westinghouse.

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.

 Again this year, we have 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.

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

2017 RadioFallFest: Announcement

RadioFallFest 2017, Sunday, October 15th.

A Vintage Electronics Exposition

Any and All vintage electronics welcome!



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

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.