Annual Conference

A highlight of each year is the annual gathering in the Rochester, NY area for a multi-day event of fellowship, information exchange, flea marketing and the sharing of communications history and technology.  In addition to a series of presentations and the flea market each year an AWA Museum open house provides all to explore changes to the collection displays over the past year.

Previous Year’s Review

For those not familiar with our Annual Conference (or if you would like to review what happened in the past) click on the button to the right to take a look at the past.

2020 Annual Conference Update

AWA Virtual Conference Sessions

Conference sessions are now releasing on the AWA YouTube channel. 

Scheduled sessions include:

– 126 Years of HF Amateur Radio Innovation (3 parts)

– AWA “On Air” Events

– The History of the Amateur Radio Novice Class

– The History of Westinghouse Radio and Television Manufacturing and Broadcasting on the 100th Anniversary of KDKA

– The Influence of Hiram Percy Maxim on Amateur Radio

– Moonlight Restorations

– Pre-1912 Wireless & Electrical Show & Tell

– The Radios (and Filming) of “Across the Pacific

– Spy Radios, The Enigma and CIA Bugs

Virtual People’s Choice Contest

Since a physical equipment contest isn’t possible, many have entered our Virtual People’s Choice contest.  You may review these by clicking the Virtual People’s Choice Page link.

Voting will begin on 8/15 and the deadline of submissions for voting on the People’s Choice will be 10/1.  Voting will be by e-mail to: voting [at]  (Only votes received between 8/15 and 10/1 will count.  One vote per email address please.)

The top vote getter will be announced on 10/5 on our web, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites.

2021 Annual Conference

​The 2021 AWA Annual Conference was to be held August 11 to 15, 2020 with the theme “The Evolution of Amateur Radio”. Due to COVID-19, the event is now rescheduled to occur August 17 to 21, 2021. Check back later in the summer for details of the plan as well as notices regarding the posting of presentations on YouTube.

AWA Conference Chair

You can contact the Conference Chair by US mail or utilized the e-mail form below.

Criss Onan, Conference Chair
Antique Wireless Association
P. O. Box 421
Bloomfield, NY 14461-0421

or utilize this e-mail contact from.