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May 14 & 15, 1999

Comfort Inn of Plymouth
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

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The Northland Antique Radio Club invites you to come to RADIO DAZE '99 at the Comfort Inn of Plymouth - in Plymouth, Minnesota !

Radio collectors 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, to try their luck at winning a completely restored Atwater Kent 206 cathedral radio, and to attend the outstanding programming RADIO DAZE is known for.

Highlights of RADIO DAZE '99 will include:

  • Two day outdoor SWAP MEET held in a huge sellers-only area in the parking lot
  • RADIO AUCTION Friday evening
  • RADIO CONTEST Saturday morning
  • PROGRAM: Door prizes, contest awards, and a presentation by Kenneth Mason!
  • Pavek Museum GARAGE SALE

Enjoy 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 14th and 15th.


Friday - May 14th

Saturday - May 15th

Dawn - DuskOutdoor Swap MeetDawn - 5:00 pmOutdoor Swap Meet
8:00 am - 6:00 pmHospitality Room6:00 am - NoonHospitality Room
10:00 am - 4:00 pmRegistration8:00 am - NoonRegistration
10:00 am- 6:00 pmPavek Museum Open9:00 am - 5:00 pmPavek Museum Open
5:30 pm- 6:30 pmAuction Check-In9:00 am - 10:00 amContest Item Entry
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmAuction Preview10:00 am - 11:30 amContest Judging
7:30 pm - 10:30 pmAntique Radio Auction11:30 am - 12:30 pmView Contest Room
Noon - 12:45 pmLuncheon
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmProgram & Raffle


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 7th. After you arrive, get your name badge and other materials at the NARC registration table in the Registration Room.


Visit the Hospitality Room next to the Registration room for coffee, pop, and snacks, and to see some radio-related videotapes!


Don't miss the antique radio auction at the hotel on Friday at 7:30 pm ! Bidding numbers are $1. A nominal seller's fee of 5% ($1 minimum, $20 maximum) on each item entered will be charged. Items that don't get a bid of at least $25 will not be sold. No Buyer's Fee.

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 7th.


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

  • President's Comments
  • Contest Awards: "Best of Show", "People's Choice"
  • Kenneth Mason Presentation
  • Door Prizes
  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing
  • Radio Raffle


We are fortunate to have Mr. Kenneth Mason as our featured Program speaker. A native Minnesotan, he has studied radio engineering at Brown Institute and worked at stations KFAI and KMOJ. At Minnesota Public Radio's KSJN he was on the crew of the early Prairie Home Companion live shows. He also helped create and co-hosted the Jazz Image with Leigh Kamman. He's been President of the Minnesota DX Club. Based in Washington DC since 1980 he has also done radio research and training in Africa. A competent speaker, he will make this a very interesting program!


We are giving away a very nice totally restored Atwater Kent 206 cathedral radio!

Raffle tickets are only a dollar each and can be purchased only at the meet. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win.


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.

MAGAZINES - Any magazine about radios or related items.

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

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

SPEAKERS - Any speaker.

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.

  • Items that have previously won an award in a Radio Daze contest may not be entered.
  • Contestants may have ONE entry per category. Entries containing more than one item must be documented to explain the significance of the entry.
  • 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.
  • The judging committee will give significant consideration to rarity, historical significance, collector appeal, documentation, and condition.


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!


This is the same hotel we had last year, but it is under new ownership!
Room rates at the Comfort Inn of Plymouth are $69 for either a single or double rooms Thursday through Sunday nights. Register by May 1st to assure room availability. For best service, please mention you are with the Northland Antique Radio Club and are attending Radio Daze.

Comfort Inn of Plymouth
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth Minnesota 55447


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 as it was last year.
  • 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 '99 !

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