Houston Vintage Radio association

Events for the month of June, see the events page for details.

Museum Ships Weekend at the Battleship Texas, Saturday and Sunday June 3 & 4.

Monthly Members Meeting on June the 24

The Grid Leak

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What is HVRA?

Houston Vintage Radio Association
Vintage Radios and Radio History

HVRA Objective

The Houston Vintage Radio Association (HVRA) is a non-profit organization seeking to preserve the history of the development of wireless communication by encouraging the acquisition, restoration, preservation and exhibition of vintage wireless and radio apparatus, and by encouraging the preservation of original records pertaining to the history and development of wireless and radio communication and broadcasting.

HVRA Beginning

During the summer of 1978, Frank Cooper came up with the idea of forming an association consisting of people from around the Houston area who had a common interest in vintage radios. He enlisted the aid of two other vintage radio collectors Fenton Wood and Bob Lucas. The three compiled a list of 80 names of men who might be interested in participating. Frank scheduled a meeting room at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, then wrote a letter to those on the list, which disclosed the idea and invited them to attend. The letter was signed by Frank, Fenton and Bob. As a result of that letter, twenty-two men met in the Houston Museum of Natural Science on November 16, 1978 (first meeting), and formed the Houston Vintage Radio Association. The attendees elected Frank Cooper as the first president.

HVRA Membership

Today, the Houston Vintage Radio Association has hundreds of members, not only in Texas; but throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. The membership includes not only collectors and restorers of vintage radios, but those who collect vintage phonographs, telephones, audio equipment, telegraphs, records, ham equipment, and television equipment as well.

  • Preserve HIstory
  • Collect / Restore
  • Exhibit
  • Share Knowledge

Latest news

HVRA Officers are as follows:

President: Bill Werzner / 713-721-2242 / werz1943@gmail.com

Vice President: Jerry Sirkin / 281-844-4124 / gsirkin@aol.com

Treasurer: Tom Taylor / 281-996-5835 / ihcrally@yahoo.com

Secretary: Mike Monsour / AC0TX / 832-829-2227 msircg@gmail.com

Historian: Richard T. Slater / 832-977-6111 / ricslater1750@gmail.com

At Large # 1: Reid Shipp / WA5ARI / 281-943-9877

At Large # 2 and Grid Leak Editor: Jeff Heller / 281-702-6920 / hellerj1@comcast.net

Webmaster: Steve Scheel / 832-464-5017 / targeteye1@gmail.com

 

If you would like to contact us with a message about our club or antique radios in general please feel free to drop us a line with the above information or send a message below