2019 RadioActivity - Announcement

RadioActivity 2019 

See Photos of Available Items below

View or Download the RadioActivity 2019 Flyer - Complete with Schedule, Old Equipment Contest Rules, & Registration Forms

June 27 - 29, 2019 in Beltsville, MD

RadioActivity 2019 will be held in the same hotel as last year at the Sheraton College Park North Hotel in Beltsville, Maryland.

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 The theme will feature Shortwave Broadcasting.

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.

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Photos of Available Items

Below are some photos of items that will be available at this years RadioActivity Event, either through the auction or the raffle. More photos will be posted as they become available, so check back often.

Fada "Temple" Radio


This Fada model 652 is from 1946. An exquisite example of Art Deco, the radio has a catalin cabinet. How about that butterscotch trim. Look for this radio in the main auction.


SNR Excelsior

This radio is a chromed SNR Excelsior model 52. It was made in France, dated 1952. This multi-band radio has all the bells and whistles: tuning eye, original sombrero knobs. Restored in France, it is in good condition. Such a fine radio, it was the basis (almost identical) for the Russian "Red Star" radio of 1954. Look for this radio in the main auction.


RCA Model 128


This fine looking and perfectly playing RCA was donated to MAARC for inclusion into this year's auction. You may get to hear it over the course of the weekend. The radio has two bands, AM and SW. It will make a fine addition to anyone's collection.


AN/USM-118B "Cardmatic" Tube Tester with Cards

This unit was the end-of-the-line as far as Navy tube testers go, and saw service clear into the 1980's. A Hickok made 'cardmatic', it comes complete with an extensive set of cards (all that were issued with the tester), a zener diode test unit, a complete set of calibration cards, and a reproduced manual. This test set is fully functional and was just calibrated using the calibration cards and zener test unit. It will be made available to test tubes at Thursday's tube and ephemera auction. Donated to support this year's raffle, you may want to purchase a few tickets so you get a better chance of taking it home.

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