Knowledge College

What is Knowledge College?

  “Knowledge College” is AWA’s online classroom where you can learn about:

  • The foundations of communication technology.
  • Projects that others have built.
  • How to build your own projects.
  • Videos

As the Museum staff has time, they will be publishing a series of “Google Docs” with interesting information regarding the technologies behind the AWA Museum’s many artifacts.

Communications Technology Projects

Why do we head out to the shop, sit down at the workbench and occasionally splash hot solder on ourselves? Well, we could get all pious, and paraphrase President Kennedy:

“We choose to work on these projects, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone.”

But in reality, it’s just huge fun, and let’s face it, pulling off a difficult project is more satisfying than doing something easy, like playing with our phones.

Here you’ll find, in no particular order, a collection of projects that members of the Antique Wireless Association have taken on over the years.

1929 Transmitter Info

The button to the right is linked to a page of information regarding the building and operation of a 1929 era radio transmitter.

Build It, Fix It, Learn It Class Document:

Building an AM Transmitter Repurposing a Precision E-200 Signal Generator” by Richard Achter

Richard Achter provides a first hand review of his learning experience in building an AM transmitter.


Button to right takes viewer to a collection of previously published monographs on radio technology.