115  Pierson Lane * Windsor, CT
 
Welcome

Welcome to the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut!

Can you imagine your world without communications? No television. No radio. No computers. Civilization as we know it would be completely different than it is today. At the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut, we show our visitors the history of electronic communications and let them experience the evolution first-hand.

 Tune radios over 80 years old... talk over candlestick telephones like your grandparents used... send a message in Morse Code... crank a phonograph and listen to 100-year-old records... see what television was like when the only color choices were black and white. Learn about the telegraph, telephone, mechanical sound recording, wireless telegraphy, radio and television, and the seeds of computers, satellite communications and the Internet. It's all here at the museum.

 Our volunteers are happy to give personal tours or you can wander at your leisure. We also offer classes in radio repair and crystal radio construction (especially good for scout troops!).

 If you are a hobbyist, we offer the sale of vintage radio and other equipment on eBay, as well as thousands of new and used vacuum tubes and schematics from the Rider's and Sam's series

 The museum is also home to the DeGeorge Memorial recording studio for music and vocal recordings and for transcriptions of vintage sound recordings to modern digital format. Not to mention the Vintage Radio and Communications HAM Club with working W1VCM station.

 We invite you to explore our website, learn about our displays and unique history,  and learn how you can come visit us or become a supporting member today.

For a virtual tour of our museum, click here.

 Don't forget to check out our event calendar to keep up-to-date on all the latest happenings at the museum. See you soon!

 

The Museum is one one floor -- handicapped accessible,


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Sign Up For Our Classes: Crystal Set Classes

2014 Class Schedule




Crystal Set Classes: Build a working crystal set radio. Fun, family activity.  To learn more, click here.





Museum Director John Ellsworth (blue shirt, rear) and Mark Heiss (flowery shirt) handle the crowd at the museum's booth during the recent ARRL Centennial Celebration at the Hartford Civic Center.


Click here to learn how you can help the museum
 and have fun!

Volunteer

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 BECOME A DOCENT!
For information on becoming a Docent Click Here



Interested in becoming an amateur radio operator?
Click Here

Learn more about what the Ham Club does  News


Mary Beaulieu, KB1WFI, checks out the computerized field day log at the museum's club station, W1VCM. 

June Meeting Notes




Visit the Museum  Online Gift Shop
Coffee Mugs, Tee Shirts and more!



 


Our radio repair classes were a huge success!

Keep posted for future
Radio Repair Classes


Instructor Danny Fitzen offers radio repair class at the museum 

Plan on bringing a radio to work on
 
No Fee to attend

No limit on attendance
Look for future dates!. 


If interested in participating, 

Contact John Ellsworth at  860-673-0518 or email at
radioclctr@aol.com




For Sale

 Tubes  
 surplus Items
 On display at the museun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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