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Support page for the Old & Vintage Radio column in QST® magazine. Most months I provide additional information about the profiled radio or content of the column.  

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K2TQN in Museum
K2TQN at the key in the Old Radio Museum.
Shows, K2TQN Speaking Dates and Locations


NEAR-Fest XVII Web-page click

I'm Speaking at NEAR-Fest XVII, the big
BoatAnchor Hamfest in New Hampshire
I'll be there Next Spring, 2015 @ 12:00 Noon

I will be speaking at NEAR-Fest on Friday at 12-noon. My presentation is really "BIG" and I am happy to present this for you. I think this is a first for Ham Radio.

Topic: Old Transmissions and Voices from the Past.

You will hear early Ship-Shore and Ship-Ship 500kc CW Transmissions, and see and hear the voices of the early Ham and Radio Pioneers. You'll hear them tell their own stories; Hear the voices of Marconi, Jack Binns, Irving Vermila, De Forest, Gernsback, Armstrong, Reinartz, Deloy - French 8ab, Elmo Pickerill, Art Collins, General Griswold, and CD Tuska speaking about starting QST magazine.

You will also hear an actual SOS received by David Ring, N1EA, who was the operator on the Super Tanker "WILLIAMSBURGH" who answered the SOS from the passenger ship "PRINSENDAM" in 1980.

Notice: No recording of presentation, copyright.

Posted on the Ham Radio History Forum:
"Congratulations to John Dilks, K2TQN, whose outstanding forum "Old Transmissions and Voices from the Past" was a true highlight of the ARRL National Centennial Convention in Hartford this past week."  NEIL D FRIEDMAN N3DF

Collector Radio Shows

Collector Radio Shows  worth attending which are good sources of early parts for both ham and radio collectors.

March, 2015 - CC-AWA Charlotte, NC antique radio conference is 26-27-28 of March.

August, 2015 - RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA - Web Page

May, 2015 - Kutztown Radio Show in Pennsylvania - www.dvhrc.info/

Spring, 2015 - The New England Amateur Radio Festival—
           NEAR-Fest XVII at Deerfield Fairgrounds - Near-Fest-2015

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Speaking at big BoatAnchor Hamfest, Near-Fest
on Friday
Next Spring, 2015

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