NEARC Spring Meet

I attended the spring meet of the New England Antique Radio Club in Brookline, NH. The show was pretty well-attended and a lot of fun.  

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I got to meet ARFer Jeff Sheldon in person and unloaded some excess items from my collection.

I sold my dad's V-M 1465-2 AM/FM tuner and his Model 62 speakers, along with a V-M 1440 amplifier that I acquired to complete the set. They made a nice combination. I also sold off a GE Superadio III and the novelty boat radio. I had an indoor table with AC power so I could demo the tuner, amp, and speakers. Unfortunately the Brookline Event Center building is a steel building, so I wasn't able to demo the tuner. I ended up feeding the amp from an old iPhone.

In addition to the Event Center hall, the meet had a large tailgating area outside. It was a fine sunny day, and I think the crowd spent more time outside than inside.

The club had arranged a BBQ lunch and some entertainment from a doo-wop group, the Bel Airs. They closed down the hall early so as to set up for the music.

I neglected to take photos at the height of the meet, but after the BBQ lunch, I took a few photos of the folks still set up in the tailgate area.

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I see this fellow at the MIT flea, Deerfield, and the NEARC spring and fall meets. He always has some nice restored test equipment.

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The HP's at the end caught my eye.

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In addition to the HP 200CD and the HP 410B, he had an HP 428A (on the left). It's a clip-on DC milliammeter. I haven't seen one in the flesh before.

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There were a couple of homebrew regenerative receivers, one for 80 meters and one for 40 meters.

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I saw at least three GE World Monitor P990x radios at the show.

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The National HRO-50 or HRO-60 are on my wishlist, but not today. This was a fine specimen, unrestored but working and in fine cosmetic condition. It went home unsold at an asking price of $325.

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The "Tubeinator" :-)

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Half-price items at the end of the show.

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There were a couple of RCA 3-BX-671 Strato-World radios at the show, as well.

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Some nicely-restored Bakelite AA5's.

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More radios ...

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.. and another GE World Monitor P990x.

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I've forgotten this fellow's name (maybe Bill?) but I see him at most of the meets, including the MIT flea. He puts out a big display of tubes, but he often also has some interesting test equipment. He had a nice General Radio 1330 bridge oscillator earlier in the day.

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I rather like the styling of the Grundig.

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But I found the Fluke power supply much more interesting.

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One fellow had a nice collection of transistor radios.

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He's clearly sold a few during the show.

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I was hoping he'd have a Viscount 616, my boyhood radio.

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The Bel Airs doo-wop vocal group entertained us afterward.

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