PARS MEETING March 8th 2014
Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church Location - see Directions.
10AM to ~ 2PM
We will have limited food available.
Contest - Vintage Portable Transistor Radios
Frank Conrad recording will be played at the event.
Bring those Vintage child hood radios from the 50s and 60s for the contest.
As a radio clinic bring in those sets that need attention.
Our PARS experts will give a go at diagnosing and possibly repairing your radio.
We hope to have a focus section for beginners to learn more hands on techniques.
Tri-State Radio Fest 2014
For Immediate Release
Vintage radios, related early communications and audio equipment will be featured at the 10th Annual Tri-State Radio Fest Sunday, April 6.
Again this year the venue will be the Center Stage Banquet Hall, 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca PA 15061 (Beaver County).
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society (PARS) and the Buckeye Antique Radio and Phonograph Club of Akron, the show will highlight Zenith radios in a contest to be judged by attendees who will vote for their favorites.
10th Annual - TRI-STATE SPRING RADIO FEST
ANTIQUE RADIO FLEA MARKET AND AUCTION
NOTE CORRECTION TO DATE!
NEXT TSRF Sunday April 6th, 2014
Location - Center Stage Banquet Hall
1495 Old Broadhead Rd. Monaca, Pa. 15061
near the border of Pennsylvania & Ohio - see directions below
Flea Market Dealer set up 6:30AM to 8:30AM
Flea Market sales : 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Auction check in your items 9:00AM to 12:00 noon
Contest Display theme - "Zenith Radios"
click here to download mp3
PARS member Mark Hepburn takes us on a web based journey of his combo phonograph radio Silvertone Model 110-146 project.
Mike Starcher, KB4YJ, lives in Louisville, Kentucky and is retired after 38
years working in electronics and radio communications.
He started his website as a means of sharing his hobby of building radios and
other electronic equipment using old parts, materials and practices that are
He has been interested in radio and electronics since he was very young. And
has always loved to build things with the parts he was continually collecting.
In recent years, Mike has enjoyed building projects more than ever. I credit
A few months ago, I was asked by Chris Wells, PARS President, if I
would be interested in “coming up” with a club “construction project”.
Something simple and safe, such as a regenerative receiver, low-voltage
“Space Charge” receiver or self-powered crystal radio set.
One unique crystal radio design in particular has held my interest for
several years now. I stumbled upon it on the Internet and have since
wanted to build and experiment with it. That circuit is known worldwide
as the “Mystery Crystal Set” of Australia.
Little did I realize the journey I was about to take from simply reading an online craigslist© ad – it was an estate-sale advertisement
for liquidating the contents of a once very active Pittsburgh-area electronic repair shop....
My Breting 12 purchase is a big, heavy, solidly-constructed 50+-pound receiver with an 18-gauge chrome-plated chassis
and transformers, and highly-polished Aluminum tube shields – similar in design to Scott’s and other high-quality receivers
of the time. The Breting 12 offered 550Kc to 32,000Kc 5-band reception using 12 tubes, dual panel meters and a
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