The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club kicks off their 2018 Speaker Series
with Pete Malvasi (W2PM) as their headliner this Friday, January 19,
The topic: “Early Telegraph Keys–A History”
The early days of amateur radio relied on exclusively on Morse Code to
deliver messages which helped to develop the elaborate communication
structure that permeated the beginnings of the hobby. The equipment that
early amateurs used to send Morse has long fascinated both the hobbyist
and collector alike.
To open its 2018 Speaker Series, The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club is
privileged to have one of the foremost collectors of early amateur
radio keys. Pete Malvasi (W2PM) started collecting keys and early
Wireless and Radio items 25 years ago. His collection includes the
earliest land line keys and instruments from the 1850s through the early
20th century and also spark, arc, and early CW keys and items. He also
has a collection of rare and unusual bugs.
The presentation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 starting at
7:00 PM at:
The Fair Lawn Senior Center
11-05 Gardiner Road
Fair Lawn, NJ.
The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Pete has researched numerous areas of interest with keys and Wireless
over the years and published those findings in various newsletters and
blogs and is a very experienced restorer of items but careful to never
obliterate the age marks and original finishes wherever possible. He is
well known among key and Wireless collectors worldwide.
At the presentation in January Pete will exhibit spark and very early
Radio keys and items and talk about their use and history. Pete lives
in Ramsey and has been a ham since 1967. He is active mostly on CW
working 160 through 30 meters and occasionally the higher bands.
So don’t forget to mark this fascinating topic at the Senior Center on
your calendar! For more information, please visit the club’s website at
www.FairLawn ARC.org or call 201-791-3841.
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I’ll be at the annual ARRL Board of Directors meeting this weekend
73 de Mike N2YBB