Our members share wide-ranging interests in the history and preservation of antique radio. Through our meetings and newsletters, we discuss the collection, restoration and appreciation of vintage hardware, old wireless communications systems and archaic technologies, their obsolescence notwithstanding.

This year Canada celebrates * 100 years * of broadcasting!  On the evening of May 20 1920, Montreal station XWA broadcast the first scheduled live entertainment radio program in Canada and possibly North America. The station would continue on the air for many decades as CFCF and eventually CIQC.

The Emile Berliner Musée des Ondes and the Société Québécoise des Collectionneurs de Radios Anciens (SQCRA) have co-organized a Centennial of Broadcasting in Canada. The several events and activities include a Walking Tour of historic, Radio Broadcasting locations in Montreal. Please visit the Emile Berliner Musée des Ondes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City of Ottawa facilities are closed.

We hope that the September meeting will continue as planned, but we will follow the recommendations of healthcare professionals.
Stay tuned for a possible Online ZOOM meeting if we have to cancel.
Please check this website ovrc.org for updates.

Next OVRC Meeting

Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Flea Market - 7:00 PM
Meeting Starts - 7:45 PM
Topic - The Dawning of Wireless: Spark Technology - by Rick Patch
Meetings Calendar - 2020
The James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa - Map

Next OVRC Auction

Saturday, 17 October 2020
Doors Open - 12:00 PM
Auction Starts - 1:00 to 1:30 PM
All lots to be sold must be pre-registered no later than the day before the auction.
Auction Rules and Information
Canterbury Community Centre
2185 Arch Street, Ottawa - Map

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