Radio People and Radio Devices - The 200 Year Path of Human Endeavor and Radio Technology


...................  The birth of wireless communication brought forth an entirely new possibility - instantaneous communication.  The Antique Wireless Association’s National Museum is a 10,000 square foot resource for discovery, education, and sharing the history of wireless communication via a vast collection of radio technology from the earliest wireless experiments through the early days of ham radio; and through broadcast radio and TV to the present day cell phones. 

On Saturday, December 4, museum experts will facilitate an in-depth guided tour. Through this tour, we will retrace a path of people, places, and technologies, part of an amazing journey that continues today. Since our last IEEE meeting at the museum in 2018, it has undergone significant renovations and additions. (Our attendees will be free to explore the collection on their own if they prefer to do so.)

Our meeting will take place one week before the 100th anniversary of a historic transatlantic test that established that path for wireless engineering for the next century.  The IEEE Rochester Section in partnership with the Antique Wireless Museum is offering a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing stories and appreciate just how we got to be holding our smartphones, and of course, a close-up look at the people and electronics technologies and tools that made it possible. 


We will meet at the Antique Wireless Museum on Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 am, where expert staff members will offer a 1-1½ hour guided tour of the museum, allowing us to discover their rich collection of radio and video devices from the worlds of commercial, military, and amateur communication.  

After the museum tour, at about 1:00, and for those who choose to do so, we will go to a friendly neighborhood restaurant for lunch (Cheap Charlie's). People who choose to go to lunch will be responsible for their own lunch charges.

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

FEE: The charge for this event will be $5.00.

Please email Mark Schrader at with questions or requests, and visit the museum web page at


  Date and Time




  • Date: 04 Dec 2021
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 01:15 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  • Antique Wireless Museum
  • 6925 NY-5 & US-20 (just east of the Route 444 intersection)
  • Bloomfield , New York
  • United States 14469
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  • Co-sponsored by Mark Schrader
  • Starts 04 November 2021 01:44 PM
  • Ends 04 December 2021 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • Admission fee ?


Saturday, December 4th:

11:00 -- Meet at the Antique Wireless Museum

11:10 - Tour the Museum with the experts or on your own.

12:45 (approx) -- For those who wish to socialize over lunch, travel by car to Cheap Charlie's restaurant.

Here is the menu: