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July 2022 Monthly Meeting

July 17, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

MAARC meeting at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center
Tailgating at 10:30 am
Walk Around Auction at Noon
Meeting at 1 pm
Main Auction at 2 pm
Display Table: Pre WW2 car radios
Presentation: Brian Belanger – History of Arvin Radio

History of Arvin Radios 

MAARC member Brian Belanger will present the history of Arvin radios. Noblitt-Sparks Industries started as a manufacturer of car parts and introduced its first “Arvin” car radio in 1933. In 1935 they began making home radios, including famous ones like the Hopalong Cassidy radio, Rhythm King, Rhythm Queen, Phantom and others. In 1948 they produced their first television sets and produced some Hi-Fi radios and cheaper home radios into the 1960s.

Brian is a long-time member of MAARC, our head auctioneer, and Curator of our sister organization, the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, MD.

For the display table, bring in your pre-WWII car radios, especially Arvins!

This meeting will be held at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center. For directions, click here.

The National Weather Service predicts good weather: Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 80s and chance of rain in the afternoon after we move inside. If you feel too warm, come inside and cool off; be careful, it’s DC summertime!
The meeting will be webcast live. See links below for Zoom and Facebook live.

Schedule for the Meeting
Gates open – 10:00
Tailgating swap meet – 10:30
Walkaround Auction in parking lot – 12:00
Meeting & Show and Tell – 1:00
Inside Auction – 2:00

Join the Meeting Online on Zoom or Facebook
To join the meeting and watch the inside auction in Zoom click on this link:
When a box asks you to Open Zoom Meetings, do it.
The Meeting Number is 871 9732 6013; enter passcode 419152.
Please join the meeting by 10:45 to make sure everything is working properly.

To join by regular telephone with no video (that is, not a “smart phone”) dial one of the numbers below and enter the meeting number. You can speak and listen on the phone; press *6 to toggle mute/unmute.
Dial by your location and enter Meeting Number 871 9732 6013 and passcode 419152.
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Meeting ID: 836 7155 5314, passcode 419152
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You can watch the meeting on Facebook, either live or recorded. Click here and scroll down to the video.


July 17, 2022
10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT


Davidsonville Family Recreation Center
DAVIDSONVILLE, MD 21035 United States
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