|[AMRadio] Antique Transmitting Station Event Jan. 8th|
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Mon Jan 3 10:46:01 EST 2005
> Subject: Antique Transmitting Station Event Jan. 8th
> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 10:30:54 -0500
> From: "Courson, Paul"
> Antique Transmitting Station Event Jan. 8th
> Please join us the evening of Saturday, Jan. 8 for a
> marathon, on-the-air showcase operating event from
> the Radio History Society's Radio-Television Museum
> near Washington, D.C., where we will be
> demonstrating our restored 1940s AM Broadcast
> transmitter and an antique companion receiver seen
> High resolution:
> Low resolution: http://www.qrz.com/W3R/
> Our station's transmitter is a somewhat rare, art
> deco model highly sought by hobbyist radio
> collectors who retune them for the shortwave ham
> bands. Plans call for a record-setting gathering of
> this model among stations in North America, as heard
> in this discussion transmitted by one such
> transmitter as monitored in Chicago. The signals
> come a private home in Annapolis operating a 1947
> example of the particular transmitter, a Collins
> 300-G rescued from an old Washington, D.C. movie
> house that was used as a radio station.
> The warm and inviting sound of nostalgic "AM" is a
> powerful lure for people who've become ho-hum about
> plastic home entertainment centers and want to enjoy
> the storytelling nature of vintage radio.
> Frequencies of operation for shortwave reception or
> for licensed hobbyist stations to transmit:
> 1885 Kc (just above Standard Broadcast)
> 3880 Kc
> 7290 Kc
> Handsome certificates will be sent to confirm
> reception reports and/or two-way contacts. The
> "Heavy Metal Rally" gets its name from the weight
> and power of these old "hollow state" vacuum tube
> transmitters, many of which are being released into
> private hands by radio stations that have gone
> "solid state." Participation is open to all, but to
> win top honors in this event, such a radio must
> weigh at least 250 pounds and make at least 250
> watts of power.
> More about the collection of these magnificent old
> transmitters can be seen at:
> The following announcement on the Associated Press
> wire service coverage calendars will generate
> coverage among local broadcast outlets.
> FOR AP DAYBOOK
> Saturday, Jan. 8
> 4-9 p.m., BOWIE -- Open house and on-air
> demonstration of "W3R," antique vacuum-tube AM
> broadcast station participating in a marathon "Heavy
> Metal Rally" nationwide among vintage radio
> hobbyists. Radio-Television Museum, 2608
> Mitchellville Rd. Contact: Brian Belanger (301)
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