GB> Vintage ham radio recordings and preservation

Peter A Markavage pmarkavage at JUNO.COM
Mon Sep 18 12:37:08 EDT 2006

It seems to me the older I get, the less I care about what people said on
the ham rig 30 or 40 years ago, regardless of who they are/were. But,
people have all kinds of interests and collections.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:01:49 -0400 "Brian Carling" <bcarling at>
> W5AMI has a great idea here folks:
> ars.w5ami at
> It would be good if several of us could begin copying to MP3 
> files and preserving old tape recordings of ham QSOs.
> Can anyone help supply some recordings?
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> There are bound to be some folks out there who have possession of
> vintage on-the-air recordings from the 60', 70' and 80's, maybe 
> even
> earlier.  I know at one time Otis (K5SWK) had many, and some dating
> back into the 50's.  If these exist, they should not be allowed to
> deteriorate or be overwritten before first getting them on digital 
> for
> preservation, either on the web or CD/DVD.
> I propose that if you know of any such recordings, we somehow get
> these copied.  I would be willing to do some of them myself.  Any
> other takers?
> It would be nice to have such a nostalgic and historic resource for
> QSOs forgotten placed on a website or available on CD.  Gary at
> might be willing to utilize space for such media, or I
> would be willing to dedicate webspace for the project...gigs if
> needed.
> Let's get together on this and try to gather what we can for now and 
> the future!
> Anyone have contact with Otis lately?  John/BXO?  I know he used to
> mention on the air that he had quite a library of tapes, however 
> that
> has been a long time ago.
> I have also posted a message similar to this on
> Brian / w5ami
> E-mail: ars.w5ami at

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