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Proudly Announces

May 15 & 16, 1998

Holiday Inn Northwest
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

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The Northland Antique Radio Club invites you to come to RADIO DAZE '98 at our new 1st class location at the Holiday Inn Northwest in Plymouth, Minnesota !

Radio collectors and enthusiasts from across the country will be coming to buy, sell, and swap radios, to participate in the Radio Contest, to find some bargains at the radio auction, and to attend the outstanding programming RADIO DAZE has become known for.

Highlights of RADIO DAZE '98 will include:

*  Two day outdoor SWAP MEET held in a larger-than-ever sellers-only area in the parking lot
*  RADIO AUCTION Friday evening
*  RADIO CONTEST Saturday morning
*  PROGRAM, including door prizes, contest awards, and a presentation by noted vacuum tube historian Bro. Patrick Dowd
*  Pavek Museum GARAGE SALE

Enjoy complimentary coffee, pop, and snacks in the Hospitality Room. This is a good place to socialize and also to view some very entertaining radio-related videotapes (shown continuously).

Again this year, the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, along with the Antique Wireless Association (AWA) are co-sponsors of this meet. The Pavek Museum is located just a few miles from the meet, in nearby St. Louis Park. The museum contains a wonderful collection related to radios and radio broadcasting. Museum admission for RADIO DAZE participants is free May 15th and 16th.


Friday - May 15th

Dawn - DuskOutdoor Swap Meet
10:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
10:00 am- 6:00 pmPavek Museum Open
Noon- 6:00 pmHospitality Room
5:30 pm- 6:30 pmAuction Check-In
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmAuction Preview
7:30 pm - 10:30 pmAntique Radio Auction

Saturday - May 16th

Dawn - 5:00 pmOutdoor Swap Meet
6 am - NoonHospitality Room
8:00 am - NoonRegistration
9:00 am - 5:00 pmPavek Museum Open
9:00 am - 10:00 amContest Item Entry
10:00 am - 11:30 amContest Judging
11:30 am - 12:30 pmView Contest Room
Noon - 12:45 pmLuncheon
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmProgram


Registration is required for admittance to all indoor events, the Hospitality Room, the Pavek Museum, and to sell items in the parking lot.

You can pre-register (and save $2.00) by returning the enclosed registration form before May 8th. After you arrive,*- get your name badge and other materials at the NARC registration table in the Hospitality Room.


The Hospitality Room is located in the hotel. Stop in to register, for complimentary coffee, pop, and snacks, and to see some radio-related videotapes!


Don't miss this! NARC will hold an antique radio auction at the hotel on Friday at 7:30 pm. A nominal seller's fee of 5% on items sold (2% on items bought back) will be charged along with a $1 charge for a bidding number. Items must have a value of at least $25 (minimum bid).

To allow everyone the opportunity to consign items, we are requesting a limit of 10 lots per person consigned the day of the auction. If you have more than 10 items, please contact Don Hauff prior to May 8th.


Plan on joining us for a hot buffet lunch on Saturday. This is a very good lunch and the cost is $8.00.


  • President's Address
  • Contest Awards: "Best of Show", "People's Choice"
  • Bro. Patrick Dowd Presentation and Slide Show
  • Door Prizes
  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing


We are fortunate to have vacuum tube historian Bro. Patrick Dowd coming this year to share his knowledge of vacuum tube history with us at the Saturday program. He will have slides of his extensive tube collection which is housed at the Manhattan Museum in New York. Bro. Dowd has written The Vacuum Tube column for the AWA bulletin for the past 15 years. If you have any unusual or rare tubes you want identified, bring them along!


BEST OF SHOW - Trophy awarded to the best overall contest entry as determined by the contest judges.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Trophy awarded to the entry receiving the most show attendee votes.

GENERAL AWARDS - First, second, and third place ribbons within each contest category will be awarded by the contest judges. More than one ribbon may be awarded if there is a tie.


CRYSTAL RECEIVERS - Any radio with a crystal detector, including those with vacuum tube amplification.

PRE-1928 BATTERY RADIOS - Any 1928 or older battery operated radio receiver.

POST-1928 WOOD TABLE MODEL RADIOS - Any radio designed to be placed on a table and having a wood cabinet.

POST-1928 NON-WOOD TABLE MODEL RADIOS - Any radio designed to be placed on a table and having a cabinet made of anything except wood.

FLOOR MODEL RADIOS - Any radio designed to stand on the floor.

TRANSISTOR RADIOS - Any radio that uses a transistor in its circuit.

RADIO RESTORATION - Quality of radio restoration, electrical and/or cosmetic.

SPEAKERS - Any speaker.

VACUUM TUBES - Any electron vacuum tube.

ADVERTISING - Any material that advertises radios, televisions, or related parts or accessories.

RADIO ACCESSORIES - Any radio accessory, such as headphones, antennas, shortwave converters, remote control units, FM tuners, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS - Any radio-related item not included in the other contest categories.


1. Items that have previously won an award in a Radio Daze contest may not be entered.
2. Contestants may have ONE entry per category. Entries containing more than one item must be documented to explain the significance of the entry.
3. Items must be entered in the most appropriate category. The judges reserve the right to move an item to the most appropriate category if necessary.
4. The judging committee will give significant consideration to rarity, historical significance, collector appeal, documentation, and condition.


There will also be a table for items that you do not wish to enter in the contest, but would like to share with other collectors. We encourage you to bring any unusual vacuum tubes and Bro. Patrick Dowd will talk about them during the program!


The Pavek Museum, located at 3515 Raleigh Avenue in St. Louis Park Minnesota, is open Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The museum contains one of the world's largest collections of early radios, televisions, tubes, broadcast equipment, and other radio related artifacts.

Be sure to stop in at the Pavek Museum's Annual Garage Sale, being held Friday and Saturday!

Wear your Radio Daze name tag for free admission!


Room rates at the Holiday Inn Northwest are $69 for either a single or a double room Thursday through Sunday nights. Register by May 1st to assure room availability. For best service, ask for Lisa and mention you are with the Northland Antique Radio Club and are attending Radio Daze.

This is a very nice hotel - we're sure you'll like it!

Holiday Inn Northwest
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth Minnesota


The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the USA and is less than 20 minutes away. Hundreds of shops on four levels and Camp Snoopy, a large indoor amusement park, make this a favorite attraction.

Other attractions within 30 minutes include the Minnesota Zoo, Valley Fair Amusement Park, Mystic Lake Casino, and the downtown areas of both Minneapolis and St. Paul.


*  We do not have permission at this location to display anything for sale except on Friday and Saturday. This rule WILL be enforced.
*  Registration is required to participate in RADIO DAZE events. Wear your name tag at all times.
*  Only Registered Sellers can park in the roped off swap meet area on the west side of the hotel.
*  Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted.
*  Trash should be disposed of in the receptacles provided. Junk radio parts must be taken home.
*  Neither NARC, AWA, the Pavek Museum, nor any individual member or officer will be responsible for any injury to any person or for any loss, theft, or damage of any property at this meet.

See you at RADIO DAZE '98 !