Tag Archives: hamvention

Hamvention find: the Arvin 68R58 AM transistor radio

Though I believe I spent more money at the Dayton Hamvention this year than I have in all previous years, I only purchased one radio: the Arvin 68R58 eight-transistor. I spent a whopping $5 on the little Arvin in the Hamvention fleamarket. To … Continue reading

Posted in AM, Articles, Mediumwave, News, Nostalgia, Portable Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Photos from the 2015 Dayton Hamvention Flea Market

Weather yesterday morning at the Dayton Hamvention was quite pleasant even if a little fickle at times. I had time in the morning and an hour or so in the afternoon to browse the various treasures scattered about in the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, News, Radio History, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Going to the Dayton Hamvention? Stop by our booth!

For the fifth year in a row at the Dayton Hamvention, fellow volunteers and I will be representing the charity Ears To Our World (ETOW). I always enjoy meeting SWLing Post readers who stop by our booth to introduce themselves. For the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dashtoons: Über cool radio art by Jeff K1NSS

Among the fascinating people I met at the Dayton Hamvention this year was Jeff Murray, K1NSS. Though Jeff and I have communicated online, our paths had not yet crossed in real life; I was very pleased to finally meet him in person. … Continue reading

Posted in AM, Funny, News, Nostalgia, SWLers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tallying up Dayton Hamvention purchases

This year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I spent more money than I ever have.  Though the Hamvention is a showcase of innovations and flea market treasures, I typically walk away with a few connectors, cables, or maybe some handy accessories; … Continue reading

Posted in Boat Anchors, Ham Radio, Manufacturers, News, Radios, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Dennis shares some photos from the 2013 Hamvention

Dennis Walter, from the German radio manufacturer Bonito, just sent some photos he took at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. Photos feature Bonito’s booth in Hara Arena, inside exhibits and the outdoor flea market area. Click here to look through his … Continue reading

Posted in Retailers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chris’ Hamvention find: a Sharp Z-1000

I had the pleasure of seeing SWLing Post reader, Chris, again this year at the 2013 Hamvention.  Chris has enjoyed remarkably good luck in the flea market/tailgate section of the Hamvention; in fact, last year he found a Zenith Transoceanic … Continue reading

Posted in Radios, SWLers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment