|[AMRadio] Re: Vintage recordings and preservation|
A.R.S. - W5AMI
ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 11:06:50 EDT 2006
John / KB6SCO has offered to assist in transfer of ANY media that we
can muster, from Edison cylinders, wire, any and all tape media and
film. John has the knowledge to get this part of it done, as he is an
Audio Professional, and spent 20 years at MGM and 10 of which he was
Chief Engineer there.
John will make a more detailed post later on what he has to offer in
getting the media transferred, etc. I for one will really appreciate
his assistance and knowledge he has to offer.
Now we are not limited to just old tape, which means audio could be
made available going back much further in time!
Now the issue at hand is to find the vintage recordings. As I
mentioned to John, I suspect there are a lot of "old timers" out there
who are not on the internet that may have old recordings sitting in a
closet or something. Hopefully not the attic.
One idea I've had is to run an ad in QST seeking out these recordings.
Maybe offer some sort of certificate or gift in exchange for them to
loan the media to us long enough to make the transfer to digital.
Some may be willing to just give us the media so long as something
useful is done with it.
Lets keep the ideas flowing for this project. I think it would truly
be interesting to most any ham.
On 9/18/06, david knepper <collinsradio at adelphia.net> wrote:
> Circut City carries a record player with a USB output port and software to
> burn a CD in your computer.
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> From: "A.R.S. - W5AMI" <ars.w5ami at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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> Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:36 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Vintage recordings and preservation
> > There are bound to be some folks out there who have possession of
> > vintage on-the-air recordings from the 60', 70' and 80's, maybe even
> > earlier. I know at one time Otis (K5SWK) had many, and some dating
> > back into the 50's. If these exist, they should not be allowed to
> > deteriorate or be overwritten before first getting them on digital for
> > preservation, either on the web or CD/DVD.
> > I propose that if you know of any such recordings, we somehow get
> > these copied. I would be willing to do some of them myself. Any
> > other takers?
> > It would be nice to have such a nostalgic and historic resource for
> > QSOs forgotten placed on a website or available on CD. Gary at
> > amfone.net might be willing to utilize space for such media, or I
> > would be willing to dedicate webspace for the project...gigs if
> > needed.
> > Let's get together on this and try to gather what we can for now and the
> > future!
> > Anyone have contact with Otis lately? John/BXO? I know he used to
> > mention on the air that he had quite a library of tapes, however that
> > has been a long time ago.
> > I have also posted a message similar to this on amfone.net...
> > Brian / w5ami
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