Welcome to Vintage Ham Radio Gear

Welcome to Vintage Ham Radio Gear, the web site for learning about or locating vintage ham gear or amateur radio parts and accessories.

Picture of Old Radio Shack from the 1920's.

Old Radio Shack from the 1920’s.

This site provides easy navigation to old ham gear that is listed on eBay, which is probably the easiest way to find that special old piece of gear you are looking for, or parts and accessories.

Equipment is organized by Brand Name which you can choose from the menu on the left. The menu below that has equipment listed by type and covers mostly accessories.

I’ll be posting interesting videos and other information about manufacturers or specific pieces of equipment here on the front page.

Enjoy the site, I hope you find it useful. If you do, links to the site would be appreciated.

Dayton 2013

When I picked up my mail today, there was a promotional brochure for the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. Aside from buying old gear online, one of the best places to locate vintage equipment is at a hamfest, and there is no bigger hamfest than Dayton. Every ham should try to get there at least once in their lifetime.

Outdoor flea market at the Dayton Hamfest.

Outdoor flea market at the Dayton Hamfest.

This years hamfest is May 17-19, and information is available at www.hamvention.org.

I won’t be going this year as my oldest son is getting married that weekend, but I do have fond memories of the years I attended.

Forums have not been posted on the website as of today, but you might want to check later and see if there are any on vintage equipment as there have been in the past.

Main exhibit area inside Hara Arena at the Dayton Hamfest.

Main exhibit area inside Hara Arena at the Dayton Hamfest.

In any case, Dayton is a great place to buy and sell vintage equipment, or to talk with others who collect and restore it. Parts, manuals and accessories are always in abundance.

If you’re planning on going, you’ll want to make room reservations ASAP as it is likely that many of the available accommodations are either full or filling up quickly.