Our members share wide-ranging interests in the history and preservation of antique radio.
Through our meetings and newsletters, we discuss the collection, restoration and appreciation of
vintage hardware, old wireless communications systems and archaic technologies, their obsolescence notwithstanding.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Many City of Ottawa meeting rooms remain closed. We will continue to follow our best judgement and the recommendations of healthcare professionals.
Watch this space for updates.
We're on YouTube
Featured video collections include:
- Vintage Radio Restoration
- Electromechanical Television - 6 episodes by Professor Barker
- Hands-on History
OVRC On-Line Silent Auction
The Silent Auction
is On-Line NOW!
(14 - 30 January 2022).
Next OVRC Meeting
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Meeting Starts - 7:30 PM
Topic - Electronic Musical Instruments
This will be an Online ZOOM
Review your recent email, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for the link, and study How to Zoom for OVRC
Meetings Calendar - 2022
The monthly Zoom columns are working well. We'd like another columnist or two and a meeting sponsor.
- Tell us about a radio you repaired
- Test equipment
- Quirky circuit of the month. (Tell us about relaxation oscillators, negative resistance oscillators, ratio detectors, multivibrators, tunnel diodes, reflex receivers…)
- Tube of the month
- My collection (for those of you with large collections, go thru a part each month)
- Non-radio vintage electronics (organs, theremins, diathermy, haring aids, intercoms, computers,…)
- Recorders (tape, wire, cylinder, disk…)
- Important Canadian radio stations
- Technology museums
- Military electronics
- Wartime electronics
- Ham radio for non-hams
- Cabinet repair
Recent OVRC Meetings
Topical images and supplemental links from recent meetings can be found on the home page Annex
Next Live OVRC Auction
Date To Be Determined
Doors Open - 12:00 PM
Auction Starts - 1:00 to 1:30 PM
to be sold must be pre-registered no later than the day before the auction.
Auction Rules and Information
Canterbury Community Centre
2185 Arch Street, Ottawa - Map