K2TQN's OldRadio Museum
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As exhibited at the AWA meet Sept. 2, 1998
An authentic 1933 ham radio station
FeatureStation: From the left: A 1932 Hammarlund Comet
Pro receiver, speaker, coil box and the QSL card of the first owner Dare
Aucott, W3CRY, of Atlantic City, NJ. Right: Key on black-wooden
base and well-made homebrew 300 watt transmitter built by Joe Hoffman,
W2DST of New York. Table and wall: the 1933 station license, his
first log, lamp and chair of Earl Abbott, W2FTT, Manahawkin, NJ, and a
collection of 1930's QSL cards from southern New Jersey. The 1930's
brass key was presented to Phil Catona, W2JAV, by the South Jersey Radio
Association in 1952 for being an "Oustanding Amateur." The
24 hour clock belonged to John Roberts, a 1930's W9, from Michigan, who
moved to south Jersey after WW-II.
Various 1924-1939 ham radio stations, both homebrew and commercial.
The earlier tube gear and Spark transmitters are in the rear.
Visitors admiring the rare 1930's commercial receivers and the big,
160 pound, Hallicrafter's 1940 HT-9 transmitter.
(By the way, I'm looking for coils and plug-ins for the HT-9.)