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QCWA Virtual Museum


Exhibits are listed below, by decade -- from 1900 to the present -- along with a brief commentary. Click on the underlined words of the one-line summary and you'll be transported to the page containing both photograph and complete description. Have fun!


Amateur Radio before 1910

1910s

  • Wireless Codes, Morse, Navy, Continential, circa 1914 (K1AA - 131K photo)
  • 1919 Spark Set, Ford coil, Murdock Spark Gap, Crystal Det. and Brandies Headset. (W7ROL - 41K photo)
  • 1920s

  • RCA Radiotron UV-204, Don Wallace's 1923 Hoover Cup station (N6AW - 23k photo)
  • 1930s

  • 250TH, 450 watts, with SuperSkyrider and RCA-ACR-136 (W6ISQ - 215k photo)
  • Amateur Experimental Broadcast Station, W9XBY at First National Television circa 1933
  • FB-7, pr 610s on 160m phone, quad 210s on cw (W8FLA - 28k photo)
  • Hammarlund Comet Pro, homebrew pair 210s (W3ENS - 52k photo)
  • Homebrew 210 final, on 160m phone (WØRN - 74k photo)
  • RCA Radiotron UX-201-A, plus two-tube regen with one stage of audio (W8WVM - 117k photo)
  • A pair of Taylor T55s, 17 tube superhet. (VE3SY's Father)
  • 1940s

  • Hammarlund HQ-120, Meissner Signal Shifter, pr 203As (WØGFQ - 21k photo)
  • 1943 Call Area Map Wholesale Radio Laboratories, Leo Meyerson, W9GFQ (W4IMT - 208K photo)
  • HQ-129X, Dumont scope, BC-453 (WØRN - 12k photo)
  • NC-2-40D, homebrew 807 to 304TL (WØRN - 17k photo)
  • SX-28 and S-40A, (W6HDP - 34k photo)
  • 1950s

  • Hallicrafters S-20-R rcvr, HB Xmtr (W3RDF - 30k photo)
  • B & W 5100, SX-100 (K9MWM - 36k photo)
  • Eldico SSB-100, SSB-1000, Drake 1A, Knight receivers (WØRN - 18k photo)
  • Hallicrafters S-38E, Knight VFO, EF Johnson Challenger (K7DBV - 65k photo)
  • Hallicrafters SX-18, Homebrew Xmtr 6AG6 Osc & Buffed, 6146 Final (Carol Laferty - K4SAF 32k Picture)
  • Hallicrafters SX-99, Gonset II (K1AFC - 43k photo)
  • Hallicrafters Sky Champion, Gonset 2, Johnson Viking II, Astatic D-104(WØEHH - 50k photo)
  • Hallicrafters SX-100, DX-40 (WØHXL - 20k photo)
  • Hammerlund HT-32, Hallicrafters HQ-110 (G.C. Lucas - 137k photo)
  • Heathkit AR-2, VF-1 and DX-40 (K5OGI - 22k photo)
  • Heathkit DX-35, National NC-183D (Jack Sproat - W4JS)
  • National NC-100, 7 Watt Homebrew XMTR (WØHXL - 16k photo)
  • RME 69, Meissner Signal Shifter (W8YNG - 100K photo)
  • K6CDQ , Mt Shasta Mike and Key Club - 1956 (N1CC - 155K photo)
  • K6CDQ , Mt Shasta Mike and Key Club - 1959 (N1CC - 122K photo)
  • 1960s

  • Hallicrafters HT-40, SX-115 receiver, Mosley NC-3 "El Toro," (N7RK - 76k photo)
  • National NC-300, matching speaker, Eldico SSB-100 xmtr, Shure Mike(WØZAQ - 100k photos)
  • Hallicrafters S-76, Johnson Viking II, Heathkik VF-1 VFO, D-104 (W4BLO - 17k photo)
  • Hallicrafters SX-100, Johnson Ranger (WØHXL - 19k photo)
  • HeathKit DX-60, Commanche receiver (VE3SY)
  • Hammerlund SP400X Super Pro Receiver and Speaker, WRL Globe Scout Transmitter (W4STX - 21k photo)
  • Gonset Communicator III, Heath Apache, SX-101, KWM-1 (KØORB - 44k photo)
  • TTY Model 15 (VE3SY)
  • RME 4350 Autek Keyer, Hallicrafters R speaker, AT-1 Tuner (K6SXX - 13K photo)
  • Gonset Communicator 2, with a Johnson Viking 2+ 2 VFO, Heathkit HW40 (WA3HIT - 51k photo)
  • Heathkit TX-1 Apache Transmitter, PMR-6A Receiver (Jack Sproat - W4JS)
  • Multi-Elmac AF67 Transmitter, PMR-6A Receiver (Jack Sproat - W4JS)
  • RME 4350A, Heathkit Cheyenne (WAØCLR - 28k photo)
  • Viceroy, KW77 ( G-12301 )
  • 1970s

  • Hammerlund HX-50, National RAO-7 (WA6FWI - 15k photo)
  • Homebrew 813 Amplifier (WA6FWI - 16k photo)
  • Collins Transmitter, (WØSH - 100k photos)
  • Drake C-Line, R-4C, T4-XC, MN-2000 (K8ES - 23k photo)
  • Collins S-Line, 75S-3, 32S-3, 312B-4, Hammarlund HQ-180 (KØORB - 33k photo)
  • GLB100 Xmtr 75A1 Receiver, Collins speaker, R392 Receiver (W5LA - 68k photo)
  • 1980s

  • Collins KWM-2, 32s-3 (Jack Sproat - W4JS)
  • Heathkit HW-101, Tunner (Jack Sproat - W4JS)
  • I-COM 451A XCVR (VE6AFO - 43k photo)
  • FT301 Line (N1CC - 14k photo)
  • FT301 Line (N1CC - 74k photo)
  • 1990s

  • FT-890/AT, FT-690 & TS-700 (WAØCLR - 32k photo)
  • Teletype Relay Center (20k photo)
  • Hallicrafters HT-37 exciter, ART-13, BC-191 (KØRII - 200k photos)
  • 2000s

  • Equipment mounted in 4 racks (VE3SY)
  • Collins 32V-3, 75A-2, 75A-4 (W1LJN - 50k photo)
  • Collins 75A-4 - (W2WM - 100K photo)
  • Collins KWM2-A Transceiver (W1LJN - 45k photo)
  • Collins URC32 Transceiver (W1LJN - 45k photo)
  • FT-890AT (ACØL - 15k photo)
  • Hallicrafters SX-111 - (W2DU 76K photo)
  • I-COM 751A XCVR (WØHXL - 22k photo)
  • Kenwood TS-570 - (VE3PG - 38k photo)
  • Kenwood TS-830, TS-2000 (W3BE - 90k photo)
  • Swan 350, Swan 500 (W5UKY - 87k photo)
  • Yaesu FT-100 (NØUF - 17k photo)
  • Yaesu FT-847 AL-80B (NØUF - 58k photo)
  • Yaesu Xcvr, (W4GAL - 100k photos)
  • TenTec Omni VII HF transceiver, 3 Alpha Amplifiers (W5PUT - 74k photo)
  • Icom IC-746 Pro Xcvr, Kenwood TS-130 Xcvr (WØHXL - 152k photo)
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