ARRL Vintage Amateur Radio Equipment Exhibit

Credit goes to Jeff, KE9V for illuminating this terrific video about vintage Amateur Radio apparatus taped at League headquarters and narrated by ARRL Engineer, Bob Allison, WB1GCM. As mentioned at Smoke Curls, the 4 minute video is well worth your time, if for nothing else, actually hearing what a spark gap transmitter sounds like! It sounds like an electrical shock gone wrong.

ARRL Vintage Amateur Radio Equipment Exhibit: While it’s important to look forward to tomorrow, it’s equally important to understand the evolution of radio equipment that was used on the Amateur Bands; from the earliest “spark days” to the dawn of digital technology. By delving into the past, one can learn to appreciate the hard work, determination and experimentation that brought us one step at a time, the technology we enjoy today.

73 from the Shell Beach shack.

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