AWA Conference Theme and Resources

AWA COVID Protection Guidelines

Revised September 13, 2021As promised, here is the updated COVID policy after learning the requirements for the R.I.T. Conference center.  Please see their latest statement on the subject: 

“We are committed to providing the best level of service as restrictions are lifted related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Safety is still our number one concern for our guests and our staff. All guests are required to wear a mask in our public areas.”

The Antique Wireless Association is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s 2021 Conference.  The health and safety of our attendees and volunteers is our top priority.

AWA uses the guidelines from New York State in order to protect your health.  AWA is constantly monitoring the data and guidance from the federal, state and local health officials and will update our protocols accordingly. 

Currently, AWA is recommending that attendees be vaccinated. 

If any policies are mandated by higher authorities, those requirements will be added to this notice.

Joseph Fell – W3GMS

2021 AWA Conference Chairman

Below is the theme for this year’s Conference, a set of navigational button links to the full set of Conference information pages and registration links.

As in past years, the events will include technical presentations, flea market, book fair, equipment contest, event dinners and equipment auction.  Registration will close at Noon on Friday of the week for the event.

Conference Theme

​The 2021 AWA Annual Conference will be held October 5 to 9, 2021 with the theme “100 Years of Radio Broadcasting and The Evolution of Amateur Radio”. It is not too early to put those dates on your calendar.

Details for this year’s event will be posted as they are confirmed starting in July.

Visit the AWA Wireless Museum during a special free open house on Wednesday evening, October 6th, from 5 to 8 PM.

Full Conference Information

The full details for the AWA Annual Conference is available on a set of pages, each specifically focused on a different facet of the event. New attendees should review all of the following information.

The conference guidelines include information regarding AWA Conference policies with respect to attendance and participation at the event including the Outdoor Flea Market and Saturday Equipment Auction.

The Conference schedule is similar each year, with the start on Tuesday afternoon and conclusion on Saturday with an equipment action. As the event dates approach, the schedule is refined with the actual presentation titles and times for each. Check here near the event for the latest version and a downloadable/printable version.

The button to the right provides access to the conference registration details, the printable registration form as well as a link to the on-line registration page. This year includes there is a new on-line system, so please review the instructions on this page prior to actually registering.

Each year’s AWA Conference includes a major equipment contest providing attendees to display some of their favored items and allow attendees to see both rare and high quality displays of radios equipment history. Each year the contest includes specific categories tailored to the year’s theme as well as a standing set of categories across the entire sphere of communication technology.

The last day of each year’s Conference is the Equipment Auction which begins on Saturday at 8 AM and goes to its conclusion. As the event date approaches, this page will include a list of items which have been donated to the AWA for sale to support the Museum’s operating expenses. the final list will be posted approximately one week prior to the Conference.