Updated May 14, 2002

Welcome to the Old Radio History Web-Site

NJ Antique Radio Club HomePage

The New Jersey Antique Radio Club meets the second Friday of each month in Freehold, NJ, at the Grace Lutheran Church, located one block East of Route 9 on Main Street (Rt 537) -at the corner of- Park Avenue (Old Rt 33). There is a small Radio Swap Meet before and after the meetings which start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Every month there is a radio collecting presentation by one of our members. Everyone is welcome to attend and join.

Or even better, you can send E-Mail to John Dilks by clicking here!

NJARC Mailing List - Click here  

NJARC Buy-Sell-Swap e!-Board - Click here! New 3-16-2001


      Our new
   Club Project.

    NJARC is a Member Organization of InfoAge. It is a group of cooperating non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation and education of information age technologies. With a combined membership of nearly 4000 professionals this gives InfoAge a rich source of expertise and ideas.
    Their home is in the Belmar Marconi Station - 1914 - which became the U.S. Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory - 1941, and now is the InfoAge Headquarters - 2000. Please visit Information Age, Click here.

Our program from August's meeting was:

This is K2TQN's OldRadio Museum.

The theme is "Ham Radio before WWII"   Featuring an authentic 1933 Ham Radio station.

Observe Ham Radio from it's beginning - Spark transmitters and keys.
Then see tube transmitters and receivers from the early 1920's through the 1930's.
There is a nice representation of homebrew equipment,
and some rare 1930's commercial receivers too.

Click on the door to look inside.

New Board - March 16, 2001
NJARC Buy-Sell-Trade and Message Board
Click here to place a listing or to read what's there!

A new website dedicated to one of radio's premier inventors,
Maj. E. H. Armstrong:

http://www.erols.com/oldradio  New 2-5-98

Click here to see the new addition to the K2TQN collection:
It's a homebrew transmitter from the late 1920s to early 1930s.
5 photos and text - 180k total.            New 9-29-97


Click on the catalog to go to the
Ramsey web site's on-line catalog
Ramsey offers several low power
home-AM broadcasting transmitters
at a reasonable price. There are other
interesting radio related items too.

NJARC member Al Klase checks out the radios for sale at one of our swap meets.

Announcements Section:

AWA and NJARC Member John Dilks presents a program on "Amateur Radio History" to
the South Jersey Radio Association at their meeting in Pennsauken, NJ. The presentation
was well accepted by more than fifty members of the 80 year-old club.
                                                        Click here for an additional Photo.

 Visit an old time ham radio station, as it would have looked in 1960. Click here.
  More information on this to follow.

New Book: Tube: The Invention of Television  click here

    This is the best historical book to come out in a long time. Hence, I am publishing their News Release for your information.

    Tube: The Invention of Television is technicial and historical in nature, conversationally written and easy to understand. Almost every page is noted and the bibliography they used is truly impressive. This book is a must for every collector and historian of radio and television and anyone else interested in the industry. -ED.

Big Dream, Small Screen
Click here for Review by Ludwell Sibley (new 2-9-97)

A new PBS documentary about the Invention of Television will be airing on the PBS show: American Experience - Watch for Reruns, it's worth it!

Check out the New Book on Tubes!
"Tube Lore" by NJARC member Ludwell Sibley
    • Everything you wanted to know about tubes
    • Things you can't find in a tube manual.

New Monthly Column

"The Telegraph Office" by Neal McEwen
Telegraph Key Collecting, What's It All About?
Vol 1, Issue 1.
Nov. 25, 1996
Various Types of Telegraph Instruments, Part I
Vol 1, Issue 2.
Dec. 2, 1996
Various Types of Telegraph Instruments, Part II
Vol 1, Issue 3.

Dec. 9, 1996

An Unusual Artifact from the
Vol 1, Issue 4.
Jan. 1, 1997
Issue 5 coming soon!

Here - Now:  Read an article on Radio History written in 1922
by John V. L. Hogan - You can read the complete article, click here.
With Photos and Hyper-Links for more information.  New Jan 5, 1997

Club Articles and Events

May 24, 1997

  B-17 Aircraft Radios demonstrated at the April 1997 meeting by Al Klase, N3FRQ

May 24, 1997

  What is a Chopper and how was it used ? Read about a new addition to John Dilks' collection of early Ham Radio transmitters. (Photos added June 3.)

Results of
April 26, 1997
Downingtown Estate Auction Results

Composed of Battery Sets, Cathederal, Tombstones, Crystal, Console, Table-top, AK-Breadboard radios, Amateur Radio Receivers and Transmitters, Microphones, Headsets, Tubes, Service Data, Old Advertising, Ephemera and more....

See the Auction Results and Photos here   5-24-97

Feb. 28

   Auction Results from the Havertown Auction on Feb. 15, 1997

Nov. 22,
How to Remagnetize old Headphones - from our November 1996 meeting.
by Tom Provost and Gary D'Amico
Oct. 31,
Philadelphia: Atwater Kent Time Capsule Opened Oct. 25th, 1996
by John Dilks, K2TQN
Oct. 31,
Fall Swap Meet andWith Auction Results
- Saturday October 5, 1996 -
The Swap Meet is now history. All had a good time. Check the Auction Results.
Oct. 15,
Our October '96 Meeting Program on Horn Speakers with Photos
Sep. 16,
AWA - Rochester, The Flea-Market Report - Click here for John Dilks' Report
Now with Fleamarket Photo!
Sep. 23,
Exclusive! - AWA Auction Report by Ludwell Sibley
Click here for the ReportNow with Auction Photo!
Sep. 23,
Elgin - Our President Went There. - Click here to read about his adventure.
Sep. 24,
The NJARC August Exhibit, by Phil Vourtsis, at the Monmouth Library with Photos

Club Information

Our Museum Goal

How to get to our meetings

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New Links May 17, 1999

You can send E-Mail to John Dilks, K2TQN, by clicking here!