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Thursday, 4 February 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 artifacts 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.

1 comment:

  1. Shame about the low-res, dithered images. Guess I'll just have to go there. I always wanted to visit Canada.