Monthly update, February 2019
Since the beginning of the year, Wireless in Wales Museum has been opening its doors to visitors on the first Saturday of the month. This gives the Radio Amateurs a good opportunity to contact other Amateurs around the world as Saturday is the best day to do so. It is also an opportunity for us to hold regular Craft Mornings for schoolchildren aged 6-12, from 10.30 to 12.30. We offer a wide range of crafts for boys and girls, including painting, creating objects, origami, etc., led by Carole and Ann. Places on these Mornings are limited, so please contact
if you want to book a place. Following is a picture of Hannah and Katie making small animals at the January Craft Morning. They also created flowers from wire and nail varnish,
and snow globes.
The other photograph shows the latest gift the Museum has received. The Cossor Melody Maker model 549 was a wedding gift in 1957 and the radio and the instruction booklet are still in excellent condition. It has LW, MW and SW and was one of the first radios to receive VHF / FM. The name 'Melody Maker' was used by A.C. Cossor Ltd from the late 1920s for about 40 years; the first ones were Kits to be made at home. A. C. Cossor were scientific glass producers in the late 19th century and they began to work in the electronic field during the First World War. In 1936, they produced their first television. During the 2nd World War they manufactured radar equipment and later equipment for airport control towers. Radio and Television production was sold to Philips in 1958 and the company was
sold to Raytheon.
Here are the next lectures in our series on Friday nights at the Museum at 7.00 p.m.:
February 15th, Tony Vine talks about 'Geography, Geology and Gemstones'.
March 15th, Speakers from StudioMADE will present the David Edward Hughes Annual Lecture and speak on 'Art, Science and Technology'.
April 5th, Christopher Lees talks on "Heading for the City - following the story of a Wireless Operator and a German WW1 Cruiser".