AWA supports and operates a number of events and activities designed to support its members and the local community, both in the area of the Finger Lakes Region of New York state and around the world. Additionally, these activities are oriented to different groups interests and needs. These activities are organized as either single events such as our Annual AWA Conference or as a series of events with a specific goal, such as the “After Hours at the Museum” for the general public or “Radio Fab Lab” (STEM) classes promoting technology for youngsters leaning to specific audiences. Tour activities are designed to educate as well as entertain their respective participants.
AWA’s goal is to continually add to our offering of events and activities. As they are developed they will be listed on this set of pages. Currently they include (each title below is a “hot-link” to more info for each item):
“Radio Fab Lab” STEM Classes
These structured, focused classes for youngsters are organized in support of educating in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Classes are structured to introduce students to many aspects of STEM in a fun, participative class room scenario. Classes are offered for either homeschoolers or on Saturdays for those attending regular school programs.
”After Hours at the Museum”
The series of ”After Hours at the Museum” events have a large component of entertainment as part of their focus, while at the same time providing interesting and informative presentations for the general public. It is also an opportunity for attendees to enjoy the Antique Wireless Museum’s outstanding displays.
Amateur Radio “On-the-Air” Activities
From the earliest beginnings of the Antique Wireless Association, radio amateur operations have been part of the organization’s radio related activities. Those include specifically scheduled “net” activities every week to an annual series of weekend-oriented events to exercise radio communication capabilities for members and non-members alike.
AWA Annual “Spring Meet”
Held the first Saturday in May, the Spring Meet allows visitors to get together after a long winter hiatus. It provides a time to exchange winter’s efforts and acquire new information and artifacts. The event includes a flea market, book sale, and equipment auction as well as a day to visit friends and acquaintances in person. Now that we have a substantial collection on display at the Antique Wireless Museum, a visit to the Museum also becomes part of the day’s activities.
Annual AWA Conference
A highlight of each year is the annual gathering in the Rochester, NY for a multi-day event of fellowship, information exchange, flea marketing, book sale, and the sharing of out hobby.. In addition to a series of presentations and the flea market each year an AWA Museum open house provides all the opportunity to explore changes to the Museum displays over the past year.
“Learn It, Build It, Fix It” Classes
“Learn It, Build It, Fix It” classes are designed to provide practical education classes for adults on such activities as building a 1929 style Hartley transmitter, building a guitar amplifier kit, and how to fix equipment. These classes offer introductions to electronics and practical electronic applications.