FLARC to Activate Original Station in Historic Event

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:36

FRIDAY August 17, at 7:00 PM the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club's August program will recreate a part of club history by putting a replica of our original 1961 Novice station on the air. The equipment used will be a Heathkit AT-1 transmitter, paired with a Hallicrafters SX-99 receiver.  Both units were manufactured in the 1950’s.

Fred Belghaus W2AAB will be the club's August presenter and demonstrator.

If you're not an "old-timer," actually seeing and listening to vintage equipment and understanding how it works is a valuable historical and learning experience. "Crystals", "dips", "plate," “cathode,” and "separates" are all words from another time but come alive in the hands of loving restorer/operators.

The program will be held at the club's facilities at the Fair Lawn Community Center,  10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Or try to work the station on 40 CW, around 7030-7050 kHz. The club expects to operate the station using the call W2AAB for up to two hours starting at 2300 UTC (7PM local). All contacts will receive a commemorative certificate! To set up a schedule please contact Ed Efchak, Public Information Officer at the club at wx2r@arrl.net.