Posted by: GW7AAV | February 4, 2010

Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum

Every now and then the Internet lets you find a magical gem, sometimes that gem may be half a world away and the web is maybe as near as I may ever get as in this case. The Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum in Austin, Manitoba, Canada is a real Aladdin’s cave of radios from across the years.  Never mind that the website is in need of a facelift, its the photographs that get the juices flowing.

Located on the grounds of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, the Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum is Canada’s ONLY amateur radio museum.  Dedicated to preserving and exhibiting artefacts related to amateur radio and communication in Canada, the museum has over 4,400 items in it’s collection. In addition to the display collection, the museum is also home to an amateur radio station that has operated since 1980.

If your ever in the area it looks too good to miss. The Agricultural Museum doesn’t look half bad too. Check out ‘Big Roy’ the eight wheel monster tractor.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: