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Past OVRC Meetings

 

 



2013 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2013


Wednesday Jan 9

Electronics and the Atom: Why are electrons so useful?

Ian Gorman
Wednesday
February 13
Why the Superhet became the circuit of choice?
Greg Heppenstall

Wednesday
March 13

Flea Market
Bring in small items you wish to sell


Wednesday
April 10
Current state of Hi-Fi
All about Hi-Fi, stereo surround sound

Barry Paulson
Sunday
May 12

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn
Barry Paulson
(Auctioneer)

Wednesday
June 12

Commercially Produced Crystal Radios
Bring in your factory-produced crystal sets

Paul Guibord
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting

Wednesday
September 11
Silk Screening for Radio Restoration
Refurbishing dials and panels
Lea Barker
Wednesday
October 9
Tube Night
Culled tubes from the OVRC Tube Club
Bring in your own tubes for sale
Gordon Rabjohn
Barry Paulson
Sunday
November 10
General Auction
Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
Wednesday
December 11
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video
OVRC Executive


2011 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2011


Wednesday
January 5

Multi-band receivers
bring in your sets

Sylvain Grégoire
Wednesday
February 9
Semiconductor Manufacturing
Gord Rabjohn

Wednesday
March 2

Visit to the Diefenbunker

 

Wednesday
April 13
Foxhole Radios
bring in your sets
Ralph Cameron / Gord Rabjohn
Sunday
May 15

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)

Wednesday
June 1

Guess what you can do with your old radio

Marc Adornato
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting

Wednesday
September 7
Various push-button tuning schemes
bring in your sets
Lea Barker
Wednesday
October 12
The Algonquin Solar Interferometer
Ralph Cameron / Don Asquin
Sunday
November 13
General Auction
Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)
Wednesday
December 7
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video
OVRC Executive

2010 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2010


Wednesday
January 6
Book Fair - Bring in any literature you wish to sell or exchange
 
Wednesday
February 10
Portable sets - Show the membership your Old Portables
Paul Guibord

Wednesday
March 10

Transistor Sets - Bring in your Interesting Transitor Radios

 

Wednesday
April 14
$ Sale - Members and OVRC to bring small Items for Sale
 
Saturday
May 15

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)

Wednesday
June 2

Weird Tubes - Bring in Weird and strange tubes
Also: OVRC will auction off more strange tubes

Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting
 
Wednesday
September 15
One Tube Sets - Bring in your One-Tube Radio for Display
 
Wednesday
October 13
Battery Eliminators - Bring in your interesting B or AB Suppies
Lea Barker
Saturday
November 13
General Auction
Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)
Wednesday
December 1
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video
OVRC Executive

 

2009 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2009
 
Wednesday
January 14
Novelty Radios & Auction of Bill Beaton's Sets
 
Wednesday
February 11
Northern Elecric Radios - Bring in your Sets!!  

Wednesday
March 11

TBD

 

Wednesday
April 8
Topic: European Radios  
Sunday
May 24

General Auction (New Date)

Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)

Wednesday
June 3

Tour of new CBC Studios Laurence Wall
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting  
Wednesday
September 9
Making of a Vacuum Tube Lea Barker & Don Asquin
Wednesday
October 14
Calirtone Radioa Lea Barker
Saturday
November 14
General Auction Gordon Rabjohn & Barry Paulson (Auctioneers)
Wednesday
December 9
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video OVRC Executive

 

 

2008 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2008
 
Wednesday
January 9
Dollar Sale
 
Wednesday
February 13
Video: Camp X  

Wednesday
March 12

Presentation: CHU, Canada's official time signal

Raymond Pelletier

Wednesday
April 9
Presentation: Rectifiers in the age of radio Ian Gorman
Saturday
May 10

General Auction (New Location)

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)

Wednesday
June 4

Rogers Night*  
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting  
Wednesday
September 10
Sale of "Weird" tubes + Tube making videos  
Wednesday
October 8
My best restoration **  
Saturday
November 15
General Auction (New Location) Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
Wednesday
December 10
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video BVWS Shorts. Members of the Executive

 

 

2007 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2007
 
Wednesday
January 10
Early days of radio at the Chateau Laurier - Laurence Wall
 
Wednesday
February 14
Video: The Story of Philco  

Wednesday
March 14

Presentation: Speaker repair and reconning

Geoff McCadden

Wednesday
April 11
Presentation: High performance crystal radio Gordon Rabjohn / Don Asquin
Saturday
May 12

General Auction (New Location)

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
June 20
Ask the experts *  
July / August
Summer Break - No Meeting  
Wednesday
September 19
Sound in movies Charles MacDonald
Tuesday
October 9
My best restoration **  
Saturday
November 10
General Auction (New Location) Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
Tuesday
December 11
Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video Presentation Members of the Executive

 

2006 OVRC Meetings

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2005
 
January 5 Presentation: Restoring a Radiola III  
February 2 Presentation: Modulation & Demod.  

March 2

Presentation: Cabinet refinishing

 

April 6 Presentation: Record cutting technology  
May 4 General Auction Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
June 1 Presentation: Early radio @ Chateau Laurier  
July Summer Break - No Meeting  
August Summer Break - No Meeting  
September 7 Presentation: Collectable television  
October 5 Presentation: 50's Hi-Fi  
November 2 General Auction Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)
December 7 Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video Presentation Members of the Executive

 

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2003

 

 

January 8

Theme: Decoder Rings and Radio Premiums

Richard Brisson

February 5

Presentation: The Rugby (UK) LF Radio Station

Roger Cramphorn

March 5

Theme: TRF and Neutrodyne Sets

Gordon Symonds

April 2

Theme: Radio Equipment with Corresponding Ads

Lea Barker

May 7

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)

June 4

Presentaion: Tube Based Theater Organs

John Sands

July

Summer Break - No Meeting

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August

Summer Break - No Meeting

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September 3

Presentation: The Pine Tree Line

John Moore

October 1

Presentation: 50's HiFi Equipment

Barry Poulsen

November 5

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)

December 3 Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video Presentation Members of the Executive

 

Meeting Date

Planned Event

Presenter / Host

2002

 

 

January 9

Vacuum Tubes vs Transistors

Ian Gorman

February 6

The Evolution of the Radio Play

Cameron Lugg

March 6

Early Arctic Wireless Operations

Bob Stevens

April 3

Early Entertainment Devices

Peter Schulz

May 1

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)

June 5

Regenerative and SuperRegenerative Sets

Lea Barker

July

Summer Break - No Meeting


August

Summer Break - No Meeting

 

September 4

The Diefenbunker

Don Roper

October 2

A Historical Look at the Microphone

Darwin Demers

November 6

General Auction

Gordon Rabjohn (Auctioneer)

December 11

Annual General Meeting / Elections / Video Presentation

Members of the Executive