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Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Now You’re Talking! The Technician Class License Course runs 10 consecutive Tuesday nights, starting January 10, right here at the Museum. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Youth Amateur Radio Council, the Boy Scouts, and the Pavek. This is a great way to get into ham radio. Cost is only $10 per student for the class and $15 for the test. You will also need to purchase and read a copy of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual before our first session. It’s available at Radio City or Barnes and Noble. Email for more information.

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00 am: Magnets to Megahertz AC begins. This is a seven-week class that really ramps up the curve for electronics. Students learn about RF and amplifier circuits while building an AM receiver, transmitter, and a push-pull, transformer-coupled MOSFET audio amplifier. Price is still only $150 for this course.

Saturday, January 14, 2:00 pm: The Minnesota DX Club meets here the second Saturday of every month from January through June. Stop in and share your stories of long-distance reception and learn about the latest receiving equipment.

Tuesday January 17, 12:30 pm: The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) meets here.

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 pm: The Audio Society of Minnesota’s annual Bring and Brag Music Fest. Members are encouraged to bring an interesting recording or two to listen to on our “Mostly Minnesota Made” system. They can accommodate many digital disc formats on our multi-format player and they also have an excellent turntable to play your (clean) vinyl records.

Wednesday, February 1: This is the deadline for nominations to the 2017 Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 12:00 noon: The Annual Radio Workshop co-sponsored by the Northland Antique Radio Club. This year we’ll have a distortion analyzer shoot-out along with other demos of interest to radio collectors and hi-fi enthusiasts, and of course, our usual mini-garage sale. We’re still looking for people who want to do presentations; please contact Steve at the Pavek at 952/926-8198 or

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 am: Vintage Radio Service, Spring 2017. Sorry, this class is booked.
Sign up now for the fall 2017 class.

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:00 pm: The Norwegian Explorers present another Sherlock Holmes radio drama at the Museum. This year’s drama, “The Fingerprints That Couldn’t Lie,” first aired April 3, 1944.

Friday and Saturday, May 19 - 20: RADIO DAZE 2017, sponsored by the Northland Antique Radio Club, starts right here with the Pavek Museum Garage Sale on Friday, May 19, at 10:00 am. RADIO DAZE 2017 continues Friday evening at the Comfort Inn Plymouth, 3000 Harbor Lane, Plymouth, Minn., 763/559-1222. The hotel is giving Radio Daze attendees a special rate of only $79, Thursday through Saturday night. Please reserve by May 6, 2017, to assure room availability.
Go to for more information.

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am: Vintage Radio and Vacuum Tube Audio Service class, fall semester.
Still only $150.00 for six or seven Saturday mornings of vacuum tube heaven. Sign up now.

Saturday, September 30, The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame!