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W6DQ Radio Museum
AADARC Visits W6DQ Radio Museum
We were extremely fortunate to visit Dennis, W6DQ, and his fabulous radio museum. Note this is a radio museum which encompassed not just amateur radio but a wide variety of commercial AM radio transmitters and related studio equipment. There are examples of radio transmitters and receivers from the early days of radio to the present day. A variety of well-known amateur radio brands were represented including Collins, Swan, Icom, Drake, Ten-Tec, Heathkit, Yaesu, and Flex.

In addition to multiple operating positions Dennis has built a dream antenna farm that includes multiple towers with Yagis, and a full wave loop on 160 meters. He has collected and maintained much of this equipment in full working order and the scale of his collection is simply overwhelming. In addition to the tour, Dennis and his wife Lisa, KF6QNG, were very generous with their time while we were there.

Dennis is also well known for his deep knowledge of radio history and technology. Check out the YouTube videos at the bottom of the page for an in-depth look at radio receivers.
The Group attending was the largest ever for our club.

Dennis, W6DQ, at the main operating position featuring a Collins KWM-380, Yaesu FT-1000, and a Flex Radio.
Laura worked several amateurs on 10 Meters. Her first HF QSO! Dennis was the tutor.
Collins S Line operating position.
One of two Heathkit operating positions with a few Swans and Hallicrafters as well.
Heathkit SB separates with a Collins 30L1 for power.
Gallery of Photos
W6DQ Receiver Presentations
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