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 Post subject: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Jul Wed 31, 2019 3:41 am 
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If you live in the Chicago area or are within driving distance (even beyond) this is the event you can't miss. I'll post a link to the club web page below (if you admins do not mind), but here's the run down:

You can also contact me at my EMAIL address: n9vu at hotmail dot com

http://www.antique-radios.org/radiofest_2019.html

Just like 2018, we will start the action with our Friday night auction,
followed on Saturday morning by the swap meet through mid-afternoon. The swap meet
will again be located in its own large parking lot at the west end of the facility. There
will be plenty of seller spaces available with lots of room between rows for maneuvering
a small truck or a vehicle with a trailer. The sellers’ lot is also totally out of the main
traffic flow, which is good for those walking around the swap meet. The pavement will
be marked with parking spaces and continues to be in excellent physical condition.
Directly adjacent to the sellers’ lot is the main parking lot, with over 170 spaces available
for buyers and visitors. It is an easy walk from one lot to the other, with plenty of spaces
available. This parking layout is well-suited for Radiofest!
AUCTION: The opening night auction will be in the Medinah Crescent Ballroom,
with overflow space in the adjacent Medinah Music Room. The large quantity and
excellent quality of items available in the auction make this a “must attend” event. You
never know what you will find here, including rare and highly collectible items. Jim
Sargent from VRPS is returning to co-manage the auction. Auction start time this year
is 6pm. See the detailed write-up “MAIN AUCTION ON FRIDAY NIGHT” by Auction
Coordinator John Stone in this issue for Auction details and rules. Watch future issues
of ARCI NEWS and the ARCI website for updated auction information.
PROGRAMS: Our speakers’ programs, contest, and display will occur throughout
the day on Saturday, followed by the Carl & Carolyn Knipfel banquet on Saturday night.
Radiofest 2019 speakers’ programs will feature three sessions, with a break during the
noon hour. Programs will include topics on E. H. Scott in the Art Deco Era, Building
and Auditioning a Chinese Single-Ended Stereo EL34 Amplifier and the Bill Ross Ham
Forum with a special presentation on how the Chicago-based Shure Brothers Company
moved from a war-based economy to an extremely successful, peace-time business in
the years 1946 to 1955. In addition, Shure Ham/Communications microphones will be
on display at the Ham Forum.
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DISPLAY: This year, Radiofest 2019 will commemorate Art Deco and Machine
Age Electronics. Chances are if you have been around antique radios for a while, you
have one or more of these in your collection. Almost all radio manufacturers made at
least a few models that could be considered Art Deco or Machine Age. Do you have nice
examples of these sets you might be interested in sharing in the display? Along with the
radio, any related documentation such as the instruction manual, advertising literature and
even the original box would enhance the display. Be sure to read the other articles in this
issue about the Display, and Art Deco and Machine Age styling. Watch future issues of
ARCI NEWS and the ARCI website for additional information and you can expect to
receive periodic email blasts reminding you to polish up and bring your entries for the
Contest and Display.
CONTEST: This year’s contest categories will include the Art Deco and Machine
Age items brought in for display and other categories listed in the “RADIOFEST 2019
CONTEST CATEGORIES” table in this issue.
APPRAISALS: In addition to our popular appraisal tent, there will be a special
road show-style event to appraise microphones by Shure Corporate Historian Michael
Pettersen at 10am on Saturday in Room B.
SPECIAL EVENT HAM RADIO STATION Once again we will set up an
outdoor ham station featuring vintage equipment with special ARCI club call letters
WA9RCI.
DONATIONS: The usual donation auction will be held late in the afternoon on
Saturday. But, keep in mind that you may purchase donated items throughout the day via
the ongoing donation sale without having to wait for the actual donation auction. Either
way, your purchase will likely be a bargain! See further details in this issue. We are always
looking for suggestions on ways to improve it. If you have a good idea, please contact
Steve Muchow at smuchow@att.net.
BANQUET: This year’s banquet promises to be one of the best ever! The Banquet
Buffet menu has been enhanced to include Hand Carved Round of Beef, Hand Carved
Honey Glazed Ham, Boneless Chicken Breast-Herbed Lemon (Marinated in lemon &
herbs topped with Cognac cream sauce, Parmesan Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Penne with
Marinara Sause, Green Beans Almandine, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Italian Pasta Salad,
Rolls with Butter, Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Topping. Beverage choices will be
coffee, tea, Iced Tea and soft drinks. And…by popular demand, the entertainment selection
for the Saturday Night banquet is “LEGACY 3”, a popular female vocal trio that uses
three-part harmony to bring to life the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s. So come prepared
for a great meal, wonderful entertainment, and an all-around good time with your ARCI
friends!
5 CLUBS: Once again, we will team up with the Wisconsin Antique Radio Club,
Inc. (WARCI), the Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society (VRPS) of Dallas, Texas and
the Antique Wireless Association (AWA). Radiofest will be co-sponsored by four
important clubs, making it truly THE national event of the summer!
UPDATES: Watch for additional Radiofest 2019 information in future editions of
the ARCI NEWS, Radiofest mailings and our ARCI web site www.antique-radios.org.
With our wonderful location and our dedicated team of ARCI volunteers, you can
understand why we are enthusiastic as we plan for our largest event. So, mark your
calendars and start making plans to attend! Please feel free to contact me at
smuchow@att.net should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Jul Wed 31, 2019 4:04 am 
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The first I will miss in 25 years

Have a great time everyone

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Jul Wed 31, 2019 4:23 am 
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You'll be missed, Art. I hope all's going well for you at your new location. Stay in touch.


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Jul Wed 31, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Thinking about attending, any idea of how many spots are booked for the flea market?


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Thu 01, 2019 1:16 am 
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bullseyeguyz wrote:
Thinking about attending, any idea of how many spots are booked for the flea market?


Not sure how many, but I'm sure there are some available. There's a HUGE lot that has enough spaces. In the last few years of the fest we've never filled them up.


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Thu 01, 2019 7:42 pm 
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These (and more) will be in the Friday night auction.


Philco Tandem.

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Philco reverse-painted sign insert.

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A pair of NOS Chromcraft RCA Director Chairs (to be sold separately).

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I'm also putting a super clean GE Tube caddy and a clean, working Panasonic TR-005 Orbitel Flying Saucer TV in the auction.


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 1:00 am 
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I'm in the middle of a house project that seems to be the story of my life since about 1980 and regret not being a better member. Maybe someday? I would like to thank all the volunteers for their great work. I did not attend the Shure presentation and missed Pete's single ended amp discussion which I'm sure I'll come to regret if I ever take up that challenge. Kent's E.H. Scott presentation was terrific. Brought home another Remler based super I don't need and an old organ amp that maybe I can re-purpose for my 2nd McMurdo. You know how it is. There are much worse things in life to be addicted to than old junker radio stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Thu 08, 2019 4:00 pm 
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"D-Lab" put up a nice, long video of the Radio Fest here - https://youtu.be/V2jiwfEdFgU

A few forum members make an appearance including myself at the end.


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Thu 08, 2019 4:06 pm 
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bandersen wrote:
"D-Lab" put up a nice, long video of the Radio Fest here - https://youtu.be/V2jiwfEdFgU

A few forum members make an appearance including myself at the end.
Thanks for the link.

Nice Philco Tandem TV at 47:00 that I sold to Paul Abernathy. I still have the two NOS Chromcraft RCA chairs for sale.

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
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I didn't bring my good camera to the auction. Highlight at least for me was the Webster Electric of Racine Wi 6 piece early set. I believe it brought $3200. Never seen one before and looked to be in great condition. May have this wrong, but heard the guy who found it got it as a $200 trade-in for a juke box.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wcFTDYJrgEmDehMX7


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Thu 08, 2019 10:42 pm 
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bandersen wrote:
"D-Lab" put up a nice, long video of the Radio Fest here - https://youtu.be/V2jiwfEdFgU

A few forum members make an appearance including myself at the end.

Don't forget to plug your own video, for a different view of the swap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gS91f6o4X4

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Fri 09, 2019 11:31 pm 
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Here's some results from the auction:
We shattered all previous records with an auction total of $46,045 beating the next highest club total by over $8000. Here's the top 15 items and their selling prices:

Webster Electric 1920's 6-piece radio $3,200
Troy Model 5X Peach Mirror Radio 1935 $2,600
Sterling Primax Cone Speaker $2,100
Capehart Pedestal Speaker $1,600
RCA/GE Dolls 1935 $1,500
Emerson Blue Catalin 1947 $1,500
Confucius Horn Speaker $1,400
RCA 77DX Microphone 1945 $1,400
EKCO A22 Round Radio G.B. 1946 $1,400
RCA 40X57 Golden Gate Exposition Radio $1,300
Sparton 557 Sled 1936 $1,200
Fada Bullet Green/Blue 1946 $1,000
Altec Speaker Pair $800
Dynaco System Incl: PAS-3X, FM-3, ST-35 $750
50 Hi-Fi Tubes, most N.I.B. $725

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2019 3:14 am 
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jmsent wrote:
Here's some results from the auction:
We shattered all previous records with an auction total of $46,045 beating the next highest club total by over $8000. Here's the top 15 items and their selling prices:

Webster Electric 1920's 6-piece radio $3,200
Troy Model 5X Peach Mirror Radio 1935 $2,600
Sterling Primax Cone Speaker $2,100
Capehart Pedestal Speaker $1,600
RCA/GE Dolls 1935 $1,500
Emerson Blue Catalin 1947 $1,500
Confucius Horn Speaker $1,400
RCA 77DX Microphone 1945 $1,400
EKCO A22 Round Radio G.B. 1946 $1,400
RCA 40X57 Golden Gate Exposition Radio $1,300
Sparton 557 Sled 1936 $1,200
Fada Bullet Green/Blue 1946 $1,000
Altec Speaker Pair $800
Dynaco System Incl: PAS-3X, FM-3, ST-35 $750
50 Hi-Fi Tubes, most N.I.B. $725



What did that Philco sign I saw bring?

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2019 4:01 am 
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Here are three videos that have been loaded on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2jiwfEdFgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3B_G_eRLlI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gS91f6o4X4&t=0s

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2019 1:26 pm 
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What did that Philco sign I saw bring?


Art, I believe the sign didn't meet the reserve. It might have sold at the swap meet, but I'm not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Sun 11, 2019 5:16 am 
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simplex1040 wrote:
What did that Philco sign I saw bring?


$160

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
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Will a full list of auctions results be posted? I used to like to read them in ARC


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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
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bullseyeguyz wrote:
Will a full list of auctions results be posted? I used to like to read them in ARC


Yes, in the next ARCI Newsletter.

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 Post subject: Re: ARCI Radio Fest This Weekend Aug 2 and 3
PostPosted: Aug Wed 14, 2019 2:10 am 
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Folks, I just wanted to share my thoughts of this year's Radiofest; it being my first time attending in several years. I used to attend as often as I could back in ye olden days in Elgin, so I wasn't sure what to expect at the Medinah Shrine location in Addison this year.

In one word...W O W ! ! !

It was terrific! Outstanding! ARCI has recaptured the magic of ye olde Elgin days and made it even better than ever!

I was so happy to see my old buddy Bob Piekarz this year. A few familiar faces I missed seeing (including you, Art). And I did get to meet a fellow collector I had corresponded with previously but had never met in person until this year's event.

Don't discount Radiofest in favor of Kutztown, people. The ARCI folks have worked very hard to keep Radiofest one of the "must attend" radio events of the year. It is STILL well worth attending...

Kudos to the entire ARCI staff for making the 2019 Radiofest a huge success!

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