Previous Conference Highlights

2021 Annual Conference

Click on the button to the right to review a preliminary list of presenters and 2021 Conference Schedule.

2020 Virtual AWA Conference

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 AWA Conference was rescheduled for 2021. However, to keep interest going for Conference attendees and others interested in the event’s presentations, a series of virtual events have been arranged.

2020 People’s Choice Contest

The button to the right will take you to the contest’s page.

2020 Virtual Conference Presentations

A significant portion of each year’s AWA Conference are the presentations on many aspects of communications history and technology. A number of the schedule presentation have been recorded and are available for viewing on the AWA YouTube channel. Below are a listing of the presentations if you wish to view any specific one click on that line, or utilized the button below to watch all current AWA YouTube videos.

Robert Lozier’s Moonlight Restoration Hints and Kinks

Jim Hanlon’s 126 Years of HF Amateur Radio Innovation Part 1 ~ 1894 to 1929

Joe Fell’s AWA 2020 Conference On Air Report

Felicia and Jim Kreuzer’s “Pre-1912 Wireless & Electrical Show and Tell”

Jim Hanlon’s “126 Years of HF Amateur Radio Innovation Part 2” ~ 1930 to 1945

Mike Molnar’s “The History of Westinghouse Radio and Television and KDKA Pittsburgh

Mike Molnar’s “Early Electrical Meters

Jim Hanlon’s “126 Years of HF Amateur Radio Innovation   Part 3 ~ 1945 to 2020″

Ed Gable’s “The Amateur Novice License”

Joe Fell’s “The Hiram Percy Maxim Story”

Tom Perera’s “Spy” Radio Operations, the ENIGMA and CIA “BUGS”

Virtual Membership Meeting with Bob Hobday

2020 AWA Awards presentation

Click on the button to the right to access the AWA YouTube Channel where the presentations are hosted.

2019 AWA Conference Review

The Annual AWA Conference was held August 13 to 17, 2019 with 164 guests attending. This was just about the same number as last year. Based on the positive comments received, the attendees had a wonderful time. Imagine enjoying 4 ½ days of great company talking “communications”, 16 wonderful and informative presentations over 3 days, great food events every day, a book sale, a small but active flea market, contest entries that were spectacular including a live audio demonstration, and a very large auction. The flea market continues to be small (eBay continues to reduce the number of sellers at most multi-day flea markets), but there were bargains to be had. The auction this year was very large totaling nearly $15,000 in sales for almost 400 lots.

During the Conference, William Hopkins made a presentation about spy radio operators, ““B2” British Spy Radio and SOE Operations in WWII.  A bibliography of that talk is available on a separate page, button to the right.

The 2020 AWA Annual Conference will be held August 11 to 15, 2020 with the theme “The Evolution of Amateur Radio”. It is not too early to put those dates on your calendar.

2019 Conference Photo Review