The Framingham Amateur Radio Association has announced that plans are underway for a joint trip with the Boston Amateur Radio Club to visit the New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
“We are tentatively looking at either Saturday, June 4 or 11,” writes FARA’s Vice President Gordy Bello, K1GB. “After the visit we may stop for a bite at a reasonably-priced restaurant.”
According to the museum’s web site, the wireless building “shows the span of electric communication from telegraph to TV. It features keys, sounders, crystal sets, tubes, microphones, ocean cable instruments, spark transmitters, detectors, an 1881 Dolbear receiver, an 1899 Marconi coherer, and a jigger and spark set exactly like the one used on to call for help on the Titanic in 1912.”
Additional information about the New England Wireless & Steam Museum can be found at its web site, http://users.ids.net/~newsm/.
Bello asks individuals who are interested in the trip to please contact him if they have a preference for the date.