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Jeff, WA8SAJ on History of Swan Radio
2017 Jonesborough, TN

Jeff Covelli, WA8SAJ, gives a 1/2 presentation on Herb Johnson and the origin of Swan Radio Company.  Jeff, a ham since 1965, has had a long career in Avionics and consumer electronics  Today he is highly regarded as a go-to for information and repair of vintage AM and sideband gear.  Electric Radio has features several of his articles.*** NOTE ***Audio quality is very poo...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/23/2017
Events
W9DYV on History of Central Electronics (1993)
Founder & SSB pioneer Wes Schum addresses Society of Radio Operators

A one hour 1993 presentation by Wes Schum W9DYV, Central Electronics founder to the Society of Radio Operators (SRO) of Chicago. Wes gives his story about the company, how he started in ham radio, the development of SSB, involvement in WW II research, helping VOA when the USSR was jamming them, Art Collins' call for help and the taking over of Central by Zenith. He also mentions his retirement...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/09/2017
Events
Jeff, WA8SAJ on Wartime R.L. Drake History
2017 Jonesborough, TN

Jeff Covelli, unarguably one of the nation's foremost experts in vintage radio communications companies and their products, presents a forum on Collins Radio just prior to WW2, and how the war formed the direction of the company....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/24/2017
Events
2015 Field Day: K5LYN and Vintage Central Electronics

Central Electronics founder, Wes (W9DYV) and Lynn (K5LYN) at the 2015 Central Electronics Field Day (now W9DYV Boatanchor Event).  Lynn, a primary net control for the weekly Vintage Sideband Net (vintagesideband.org) batted zeroes calling CQ with equipment that was built about when I was born....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
05/06/2017
Events
Wes Schum's Last CQ
W9DYV, founder of Central Electronics, calls his last CQ (June 2015)

From his eastern Tennessee estate in 2015, 94-year-old Wes Schum joins friends and family in ARRL Field Day activities. Wes, W9DYV, was the founder of Central Electronics. Shown here is a very early broadband linear amplifier and a CE transmitter.We unfortunately lost Wes last year (2016), but the annual W9DYV Boatanchor Event is growing and a great place for vintage radio enthusiasts.  Check...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
05/06/2017
Events
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