Radio History Resonates Here!
PARS Publications range from fanciful radio fction inspired by the era when radio was a romantic mystery to serious bibliographic compilations designed for reference by researchers of early radio and its’ inventors. Our publications are widely varied in size and scope and are ALL the original work of PARS members. Topics were dictated by the members’ interests. Themes range from radio history to radio personalities. Emphasis has evolved into local radio history and early Pittsburgh radio personalities.
Purchasing PARS Publications
Over its’ 30 years of historic research and preservation, PARS members have published many original works under the auspices of the club. These are offered for sale through an onlie site specializing in on-demand printing and publications. The site is www.Lulu.com. Details are at the bottom of each publ;ication entry displayed below. Profits from publication sales directly benefit PARS.
Publications of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society
2nd edition, 2007 John H. Hammond, Jr. (1888-1965) was, like Edison, Alexanderson and Charles F. Jenkins, something of a patenting machine. Here we list his 536 patents, ranging from his 1912 patent for “Naval-war-game apparatus” to his 1968 patent for “Phase...
Richard Brewster2nd edition, 2007 “So I had decided when I was about 10 years old that I was going to be a radio engineer. I wasn’t going to pitch hay and shovel manure all my life on the farm. That was the beginning. When I went to the University of Maine, I took my...
Raymond M. Bell4th edition, 2014 Raymond Bell was born in 1907 and received a Ph.D in physics from Pennsylvania State University in 1937. He could name the day–May 18, 1922–he heard his first radio.In 1928 in his senior year as an undergraduate in college he built and...
2017 A commemorative showing year-by-year how the Society got where it is. Paperback, 41 pages, 6 x 9, $4.76.
2020 This factbook lists the 188 meetings of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society from meeting number one in 1986 up to meeting number 188 in 2020. Also lists PARS contests and winners for the same period. The intention is to print an updated edition each year....
2014 An anthology of articles from the Pittsburgh Oscillator: Journal of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society from 1996 to 2010, during which time the journal was edited by Ted Depto. Paperback, 188 pages, 6 x 9, $8.29.
Most meetings are held at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church basement hall located at 3725 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh 15227. Check the NEWS & EVENTS page on this site for the current meeting schedule.
PARS Special Events
Two of our annual events do not happen at the Church. The Tri-State Radio Fest, PARS' biggest event of the year, is held each April at the Center Stage Banquest Hall at 1495 Old Brodhead Rd, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061. The PARS Annual Radio Picnic is held each July in North Park, generally at the Roosevelt Pavilion if we can get it. These two events plus our annual holiday luncheon at the church are PARS' best-attended events of the year. Please see the NEWS & EVENTS page for this year's specific details.
PARS Officers & Board Members
Bob Knowlton, President - [email protected]
Jeff Pleva, Treasurer - [email protected]
Chris Wells, Secretary - [email protected]
Andy Manko, Board - [email protected]
Ed Kaczkowski, Board - [email protected]
John Busalaachi, Board - [email protected]
Joe Patrick W3KWZ, Editor of The Pittsburgh Oscillator (PARS Quarterly Newsletter) - [email protected]
Rex Kraeuter, Club Historian & Publications Manager- [email protected]
As with most hobby clubs, PARS is entirely staffed by volunteer Officers, Comittee Chairmen and Board Members. New volunteers for these positions are always welcome. To contact any of the current slate of officers and Board members, please see the ABOUT PARS page elsewhere on this web site.
NOTICE: This web page and this entire web site including all photographs, text and content is copyright 2019-2020-2021-2022 by The Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society, Nothing on this web site or in our newsletter The Pittsburgh Oscillator may be republished in any form without the express written consent of a PARS Officer or Board member. Permission must be sought and granted in advance of publication and proper attribution to PARS must appear on the same page, on the same screen or video segment in such a way that it occupies the same space as the republished PARS information. See the ABOUT PARS page for PARS contact information.