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The Secrets You Need To Know

By Mark Oppat

Long time vintage radio servicer and parts expert Mark Oppat will present some of his time-tested methods for solving issues with these items, including Q & A.

The (Missing) Radios of the U-505

By Captain Jerry Mason, USN (ret.) and Brian Harrison

Have you ever visited the WWII German submarine U-505 in Chicago? Come hear the story of the U-505 and get a “behind the scenes” tour of this national treasure including the U-505’s radio rooms and an introduction to the radios of all the WWII German U-boats.

Clandestine Radios of WWII And Beyond

By Brian Harrison

"Spy radios" came into their own during WWII, and were commonly used during the 1950s - 1960s and up through the end of the Cold War (at least!). This session will discuss and demonstrate a number of the more popular purpose-built portable radio transmitters and receivers used by spies and military intelligence such as the famous British B2 set and the American PRC-1, PRC-5, SSTR-1, RS-1, and RS-6. Many of these radios are still available and all are fun (and challenging!) to use on today's HF ham bands, CW only! Also two very unusual WWII radios designed to help locate clandestine transmissions and put them “out of business” will be discussed and shown.



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