December 2014 Meeting
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January 18th, 2015
Presented jointly by the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club and the National Electronics Museum
MAARC’s second annual indoor January meet at the National Electronics Museum (NEM) in Linthicum, MD, (near BWI airport), is to be a repeat of last year’s very successful event at this wonderful museum. Tour the museum throughout the meet while it is not open to the general public. For non-NEM members, there is a $5 charge to attend the meet and tour the museum, plus a $5 table fee (30- x 72-inch tables) for vendors. (No flea market selling outside.)
NEM members will be admitted free, and MAARC and National Capital Radio & Television Museum members who are also NEM members can renew their NEM memberships at the reduced price of $20 (normal price is $25). MAARC and NCRTV members who do not currently belong to NEM may join at the reduced price at the meet and avoid the admission fee.
Non-vendors are not allowed in the flea market area until 9 a.m. but vendors may enter at 8 a.m. to set up. You need not be a vendor to consign auction items. There will be no pre-registration. Check the MAARC website (www.maarc.org) for any postponement announcement in case of a winter storm.
Coffee and donuts will be available. Lunch is available nearby at McDonalds and Quiznos, or bring
your own lunch. Nearby Motels include Holiday Inn, La Quinta, Country Inn and Suites, Hilton, and Marriott.
Location: Intersection of West Nursery Road and Elm Road, 1745 West Nursery Road. Look for the sign that says BWI Hilton Park and the large radar displays in front of the building. Ample free parking at the rear of the building.
See Directions: National Electronics Museum Map
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RadioFallFest 2014, Sunday, October 19th.
A combined Antique Radio Swap Meet and Vintage AUDIO and HAM Fest
Lots of Radios and equipments
Vintage audio equipment, amplifiers, tubes, and speakers; antique tube radios, battery powered radios, and transistor radios; records/LPs; amateur & military communications gear; vintage parts, test gear and restoration supplies are welcome!
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!Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014; starts with the flea market - Rain or shine.
Time: gates open by 7 AM
Big Auction begins at 12:30 PM
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.
A Note to our Ham Fest Brethren:
In keeping with the spirit of a vintage Ham Fest, please no modern ham gear or computer equipment! Vintage tube and transistor common gear, military surplus, vintage audio, tubes, and vintage parts and test gear welcome. Modern restoration supplies, parts, and equipment are okay. Otherwise, strictly old school.
Auction Notice: Promises to be large!
We are expecting plenty of consignments. Consignment starts at 09:00 AM and ends at 11:30 AM or when the Auction Team deems reasonable capacity has been reached. Updates will be posted here when available.
Below are MAARC's auction policies (in .pdf format, requires Adobe® reader software).
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RadioActivity 2014 has been another success!
The event started on Thursday, June 26th, with registration at 6:00PM, followed by a 'Tube, literature, and ephemera auction' at 7:30PM. Lots of Service Manuals, Tube Manuals, Tube Caddies, Special Tubes, Ads, Radio Magazines, among others made the crowd happy.
On Friday morning, at 6 AM, a great 'Flea Market' started, full of special radios, TVs, and other old equipments. Talks and seminars along the day were on 'Catalin Cabinets by Ed Lyon', 'The Neutrodyne and the Hazeltine Corporation by Mike Molnar', 'Radio Repair Clinic by Ed Lyon', and 'The Inside Story on Tube Testers by Paul Hart'. In the evening, the 'Banquet' started at 7 PM, with a speech by Jim Linz about Art Deco Design in Radio, followed by the 'Old Equipment Contest' Viewing.
Saturday started with a 'Walk Around Auction', followed by the 'Main Auction' at noon with a great number of radios and equipmments.
Old Equipment Contest page has been updated with official photos!
Also updates with additional photos for each category - as of July 27th
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How to Repair an Heirloom Radio
A nice article by Heabbe Huber, on June 18th, 2014 issue.
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RadioActivity 2014 Announcement.
June 26 - 28, 2014 in Timonium, MD
RadioActivity 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Timonium, Maryland.
Meet Theme is "Art Deco and the Machine Age in Radio"
Talks and seminars on Catalin Cabinets, The Neutrodyne and the Hazeltine Corporation, Radio Repair Clinic, Art Deco Design in Radio, and The Inside Story on Tube Testers during the Meet and at the Friday night Banquet.