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2017 CE EventBrochure

QST, QST, QST - W9DYV's Boatanchor Radio Event is Coming Soon

Do You Like Vintage Radio Equipment? Enjoy bargain hunting in radio "bone yards"? Want to learn more about restoring and operating early single sideband radios? Or are you interested in AM and converting old broadcast transmitters for the Ham Bands?

If so…Put July 22-23rd on the calendar and plan to attend the Central Electronics W9DYV Boatanchor Event in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

WHEN: July 22-23, 2017
WHERE: Estate of W9DYV, Storybrook Farm, 693 N. Cherokee St., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Directions
TIMES: 7am to 5pm, Saturday; 7am to noon, Sunday
COST: Registration fee for the presentations is $10/day; Admission to tailgating (flea market) & tailgating spaces is free!
LODGING: Storybrook Farms B&B. 423-626-7995. Website

TALK-IN: 146.700 -600, no tone (KE4CCB) and 147.270 +600, 88.5 tone (K4LNS) for backup

CE VINTAGE STATION will be on the air and monitoring 14.293 from 3 to 6 PM, Friday July 21 & Saturday July 22.

FREE TAILGATING: Acres of clear space is available for trading rigs, meeting old friends & telling tall tales! Setup starts at 7am, Saturday. All amateur related equipment and parts is welcome - not just boatanchor gear. No overnight camping unless in a self-contained RV

VE TESTING: Saturday, 10AM. Cost is $10. You'll need ID, a copy of your license and FRN number, if licensed.

PROGRAM:This year’s event already has some great presentations lined up and more are joining by the day! So far:

  • Collins Radio Company and the War Years, KE1ER
  • Converting the Collins 20V series to Ham Operations, KE1ER
  • Hints and Kinks for Restoring Swan Radios, N4FV
  • The Central Electronics 100V Prototype Development (And the Prototype, itself!)
  • DXpedition to South Georgia Island, W5XU
  • How to Build Transceiver Adapters for the Central 10/20A, W9RAN/K5LYN
  • Troubleshooting and Aligning Phasing Rigs, K5EF
  • Locating, Collecting & Maintaining Collectible Radios, NB9M

CONTACT US: Nick Tusa, K5EF at 504-400-8873 or via eMail


WANTED – Rig Enthusiasts: If you are a Drake, Johnson or Heathkit enthusiast and can speak about the history of those companies and how to properly restore this equipment, WE WANT YOU! Email us today to get placed on this year’s Presentation Agenda!



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LAST UPDATE: 2355Z, 7/12/17






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