Club Library

A MESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARIAN

The history of radio is fascinating, and the technical details of the art and science of radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony are continually changing. Since Tesla(!) invented radio, and Marconi's first transatlantic transmissions in 1901, amateur radio clubs have supported this fascinating area of human endeavor by erecting antennas, establishing stations, and maintaining libraries. From the sparkgap era to PSK31, from handkeys to the latest keyers and microphones, the documentation of the hobby has been continuous. The library at the Radio Club of Tacoma is one of the oldest in the nation, and there is a rich treasure here of old and new information.The Library Committee and the Board of Directors aim to maintain a collection of high quality documenting the history of amateur radio as well as covering the most current technical details. As the photos show, the holdings include a priceless series of QST's, historic books, schematics for radios over the last 100 years, ARRL technical publications, and many other interesting volumes. The library exists for club Members to enjoy, so please come by and take a look. Books and magazines do not circulate at the present time, but there is a photocopy machine at the Clubhouse. Through volunteer efforts, we are close to having books cataloged and labeled, a computer station (with printer) for QST articles, and a reading space. Volunteer labors are just that--volunteer--so be patient with the progress. If you have ideas you would like to share about the library, or items to donate, please send email to Librarian Doug Oakman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

73 to all,

Doug

LIBRARY COMMITTEE CHARTER

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FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT

Doug Oakman, AD7AV
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MEMBERS OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Doug, AD7AV
Al, N7OMS
Chuck, AC7QN
Gary, WG7X
Sue, KF7SOW
Pat, WT7N
George, K7GRS

A very small sample of the old and priceless books pertaining to the history of radio on display in the Library:

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