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4th Annual Central Electronics Boat Anchor Event
July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vintage radio lovers from across the nation will flock to Jonesborough for Storybrook Farm’s 4th annual W9DYV Vintage Radio HAM Fest on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Events and activities will include a swap meet, demonstrations, educational opportunities and a special meet and greet with one of the few remaining legends of the HAM Radio’s Golden Era, Wes Schum (W9DYV). Wes was the founder of Central Electronics and introduced a complete system for hams to experiment with single sideband technology. In 1951, his Model 10A exciter helped this new technology take root in amateur circles and spawned downstream products such as the 10B, 20A and of course the incomparable Central Electronics 100V and 200V transmitters and the groundbreaking 600L Broadband Linear Amplifier.
Get the soldering irons hot, those old rigs purring and get ready for some real action. The swap meet will provide ample room for tailgating, tents, antennas and large equipment. All radio gear from the 1950s and 60s are welcome. If you can lift or haul it, bring it!
There will also be discussions on how to properly restore and repair Central Electronics and other period radios from OMs such as George Maier (W1LSB), Nick (K5EF) and Bob Sullivan (WØYVA).
Storybook Farm is located at 695 N. Cherokee St. in Jonesborough, Tenn. Contact Nick Tusa, K5EF at (504-400-8873) to reserve your space ($5 per car or $20 per Field Day tent/antenna space). Food and soft drinks will be available and BBQ pits are acceptable.