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2013 Early Television Convention

The 2013 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. We were back at the Makoy Center for lunch and dinner.

This year, we tried something new. We scheduled the convention the same weekend as the Dayton Hamvention. This was in response to a large number of requests to try this. We got some Hamvention guests at our convention, and this allowed our attendees to go to the swapmeet at Dayton on Friday and still attend our convention. The response to this decision was overwhelmingly positive, so we will do this next year.

Attendance this year was 115, up from 108 last year.

Wayne Bretl's pictures
Saturday Presentations
TV Development at RCA from 1929 to 1949.- Richard Brewster
Restoration of a DuMont Royal Sovereign - Lee Barmakian
Zenith Field Sequential Receiver - Mike Molnar
Western 41 Mechanical Receiver - Mike Molnar
DuMont Motor Control found Missing. What now? - Cliff Benham
RCA Labs Experience with CPA - George Lemaster
The RCA CPA Prototype - Steve McVoy
Sunday Workshops
The Dog Pound: Encounters with Unusual Cases & Odd Service Histories in Restorations - John Horvath
Revisiting the Hot Chassis Problem - Dave May
DuMont Field Sequential Monitor - Cliff Benham and Steve McVoy
Western 41 Mechanical Receiver - Mike Molnar
RCA CPA Color Prototype - Nick Williams and Steve McVoy



Events in gray were at the museum and those in blue at the Makoy Center

Friday, May 17


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, May 18

7:30 am – 8:30 am Swap Meet setup
8:30 am – 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am - 11:45 am Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Presentations
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Presentations
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
About 5:30 pm Silent Auction closes
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Banquet

Sunday, May 19

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am – 11:00 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum
11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Restoration workshops