Updated 5-28-2006

This is station W3KY @ K2TQN's OldRadio Museum.

The theme is "Ham Radio before 1950"   Featuring an authentic Collins AM Ham Radio station.

Observe Ham Radio from it's beginning - Crystal Sets, Spark Transmitters and keys.
Then see tube transmitters and receivers from the early 1920's through the early 1950's.
There is also a nice representation of homebrew equipment,
and some rare 1930's commercial receivers.

  A 1933 authentic ham radio station.
Click on the door to go inside.                                                        This is the first station you see, W3KY.
                                                                                                                  This display has been replaced with a 1950 Collins AM station.

Feature: A Collins AM ham radio station - From the left: A 1932 Hammarlund Comet Pro receiver, speaker, coil box and the QSL card of the first owner Dare Aucott, W3CRY, of Atlantic City, NJ.   Right: a well-made homebrew 300 watt transmitter built by Joe Hoffman, W2DST of New York.  Table and wall: the 1933 station log, license, lamp and chair of Earl Abbott, W2FTT, Manahawkin, NJ, and a collection of 1930's QSL cards from southern New Jersey hams.

New 1950 Collins Station in Museum

Link to photos of radios inside

The Museum now has Historic Tags!

John H. Dilks, K2TQN
125 Warf Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-8501

I'm always looking for interesting ham radio items to add to my museum.

For other photos of the museum, click here.