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.
Click on the door to go inside.
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!
Last year was a bad year for the museum and my family. Several health problems prevented me from taking the museum out of the yard. I hope to change that next year by attending a few hamfests. I hope to make all of the listed ones below. If you are making a special trip just to see the museum, please contact me by email a few days before the event to be sure I'll be there.
You can see the museum presently has nothing scheduled.
Updated 5-28-2006 - I will try to schedule something later this year.
It's 2013 now and the museum is still stationary. I'm slowing down now that I'm 71.
For additional information
John H. Dilks, K2TQN
125 Warf Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-8501
Member of: AWA, NJARC, MAARC, ARC, SCARA, OBARC,
I'm always looking for interesting ham radio items to add to my museum.
For other photos of the museum, click here.