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Opening A New World – “How Radio Changed Society”

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 - 12:30

Co-sponsored by: Mark Schrader

Imagine no internet, no cell phones, no TV, no broadcast Radio?  It would certainly not be life as we know it.  With limited communication, limited collaboration, and limited information sharing, our possibilities and horizon of opportunities would be pale in comparison to what they are today.

The IEEE Rochester Section in partnership with the Antique Wireless Museum is offering an opportunity to see just how we got to where we are now, and a closeup look at the electronic technologies and tools used on that journey. 


We will meet at the Antique Wireless Museum on Saturday Nov. 10th at 10:00 am, where it’s Director, Bob Hobday, will present a 45-minute talk titled “How Radio Changed Society”.  This will be followed by a 1-1½ hour guided tour of the museum by their expert staff, allowing us to discover their rich collection of radio and video devices from the worlds of commercial, military, and amateur communication.  Through this tour, we will retrace the technical path of a journey that continues today. 

After the museum tour, about 12:15, and for those who choose to do so, we will go to a friendly neighborhood restaurant for lunch (Cheap Charlie’s). For people who choose to go to lunch, they will be responsible for their own lunch charges.

This is a rare opportunity to benefit from leadership and commitment of the Antique Wireless Association in preserving and sharing our wireless legacy. 

NOTE REDUCED FEE STRUCTURE: There will be an early registration fee of $3 thru 11/2, a fee of $5 from 11/3 thru 11/6, and a fee of $7 afterword. (For those who initially paid $7 during the early period, you will be refunded $4). 

Email Mark Schrader at m.schrader@ieee.org with questions or requests, and visit the museum web page at http://www.antiquewireless.org/ . 


Speaker(s): Bob Hobday, Director,


Saturday November 10th:

10:00 — Meet at the Antique Wireless Museum

10:10 –  Bob Hobday’s Talk

11:00 – Tour of the Museum

12:15 (approx) — For those staying for lunch, travel by car to Cheap Charlie’s


Antique Wireless Museum
6925 NY-5 & US-20 (just east of the Route 444 intersection)
Bloomfield , New York


November 10, 2018
10:00 - 12:30