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The Resource Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records

Label
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records, 1924-1974
Title
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records
Inclusive dates
1924-1974
Title variation
  • Amateur Radio Club records
  • RPI Amateur Radio Club records
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection primarily consists of QSL cards mailed to W2SZ by ham radio operators from around the world. Each card documents the sender's call letters along with the date, time, and location where a W2SZ message was received. The collection also contains two record books from the 1950s to the 1960s, a 1925 relay station certificate, and miscellaneous items
Biographical or historical data
The RPI Amateur Radio Club was established on the Rensselaer campus around 1924. Originally formed at the Troy, New York, YMCA as radio station 2SZ, it later became W2SZ. Club members maintain and operate radio equipment, hold licensing examinations, offer training, and participate in competitions. In addition to honing their skills on a variety of equipment, operators offer public services such as emergency communications in times of need.
Cataloging source
YRM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records
Label
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Amateur Radio Club records
Link
http://archives.rpi.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=82&q=
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Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available online and in the archives.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'s': 'http://opac.lib.rpi.edu/record=b3290859'}
Extent
4.5 linear ft.
Organization method
Organized into two series: I. QSL cards (arranged in chronological order), II. Miscellaneous records.
System control number
(OCoLC)801654910
Type of unit
(9 boxes, 2 record books, 1 folder)

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