Saturday May 12, 2007. The Kutztown Antique Radio Swapmeet for Spring 2007 was held at the Renningers Antique and Farmers Markets in Kutztown, PA. This event was hosted by the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club. The weather was perfect for the swapmeet. While the majority of the radios were those wonderful, polished mahogany gems, there were many amateur radio boatanchors among the collector's radios, including a couple of transmitters. I met my friend Jim KN3DZY and after the making a number of passes of the goody tables, we traveled to Yocco's Hot Dog, near New Tripoli, PA., for lunch.
The central area where the club leaders manage the event. The club provided a flea power AM station on 1150 kHz so the folks with the mahogany radios could show off the quality of the sound. They also provided a free tube testing service.
I met Don W2DL and handed off some W2VJZ logbooks because Don's original call appears in those logs. Another fellow named Rich recognized my voice from 75 meters and said hello. Rich is working toward an amateur radio license. I also met K2AO whose vintage amateur transmitter built by W1FPE was impressive.
Some of the boatanchors for sale. In addition to Saturday, which is the main day, the swapmeet is also open for business between 7 PM and Midnight Friday and several boatanchors were sold at that time too.