WORKSHOP AND OUTDOOR MINI-SWAP MEET
Whether you work on your own radios (or phonographs), or not, the Northland Antique Radio Club workshop shouldn't be missed!
There will be trunk sales outside in the parking lot (weather permitting) before the workshop, so if you have any old radio equipment to sell, bring it along! Also, as usual, the museum warehouse will be open with some new surplus items marked for sale. Snacks, soft drinks and coffee will be provided and it is a great time to socialize with the other collectors and see the museum. The workshop itself includes talks on a wide variety of subjects, so everyone should find it interesting and entertaining.
Amazingly, this will be the 29th consecutive year that Steve Raymer has organized and hosted this workshop! It is a free event for Northland Antique Radio Club members and for sponsors of the Pavek Museum, and it always draws a good crowd.
Steve is busy getting this year's presentations lined up and it's sounding interesting! Allen Lein, a builder of custom test equipment, will show us his latest project and might have some things to sell, Gary Ball's topic will be repairing transistor radios, Glen Berg will go through the process of restoring and making new speaker cones for vintage 1920's speakers and will re-magnetize magnets for these types of speakers from anyone who brings them to the meeting (bring the old magnet, not the whole driver assembly), Mike Nickolaus from Vintage Music Company will talk about phonograph restoration, and a couple other members have also shown interest in telling us about their restoration techniques. The more, the better, so please contact Steve (952-926-8198) at the museum if you would like to talk or demonstrate something at the workshop this year.
To try something different this year, there will be a Phonograph Show & Tell! We'd all like to see what sort of phonographs our fellow members have and learn more about them, so please bring a phonograph to show us. It could be anything from a modern digital turntable, a 1960's high-end audiophile turntable, a kid's novelty record player, a 45-RPM changer, a suitcase model from the 1940s, a radio-phonograph combination, a massive 78-RPM floor model, a crank model with a horn, one that plays cylinder records, or whatever you think we'd find interesting. If you've got one that needs a part, maybe someone here can help with that.
Trunk sales start whenever the first person arrives, doors to the museum open at 11:00am, and the program will start at noon.
See you there!