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W1AW Video Tour Available on ARRL Website

02/27/2012

In case you missed the live web tour of W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Station at ARRL Headquarters, you can now watch the 18 minute video on the ARRL website. On February 12, W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, led Geoff Fox, K1GF, on a tour of the famed station. Al Petrunti, KA1TCH, of the New Day Group followed Carcia as he led Fox and viewers through the station, recording it for viewers to watch.

“We wanted viewers of this live Internet tour to feel as if they are actually at W1AW,” Carcia explained. “If you came to W1AW in person, you would see the same things that we showed on the virtual tour: The three operating stations, the transmitter racks that we use to send out our bulletins and use for the code practice transmission, the control console and ‘Old Betsy,’ Hiram Percy Maxim’s personal spark gap transmitter.”

You can view the video of the tour on the ARRL website (scroll to the bottom of the page).



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