Whitman ARC Special Event: Museum of Antiquated Technology

Whitman ARC logoMembers of the Whitman Amateur Radio Club along with area amateurs are invited to visit the Museum of Antiquated Technology on August 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., with a rain date of August 11.

The proprietors, Mark and Helen Vess, house this private museum in a 19th century barn at 303 High Street in Hanson, MA. The museum features old radios, phonographs, Victrolas, televisions, cameras, model planes, and much more on display. Outside the barn, the couple also have on display old engines that are in working condition.

Additionally, N1PXX and KB1KVL will operate a club special event station, WA1NPO, on the Whitman ARC repeater on 147.225, MHz (PL 67) which will also serve as the talk-in frequency. WA1NPO will check-in on other local repeaters to give out contacts commemorating the special event.

According to the Vess’, the Museum of Antiquated Technology’s mission is “to educate today’s kids about America’s technological past.” The couple give a few select tours of the collection every year to school groups. This amateur radio tour is being dedicated in the memory of “Silent Key” Glenn Howard, K1GVM.

–Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, July 2007

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