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Asheville Radio Museum

28804 Asheville, NC, United States of America (USA) (North Carolina)

Address Formerly: Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Room 315 of the Elm Building 
near 283 Victoria Road at Buncombe Tech Comm. College 
Floor area only roughly guessed: 28 m² / 300 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Morse technology
  • Measuring Instruments, Lab Equipment
  • Gramophone (no electrical sound transmission)

Opening times
February until the weekend before Thanksgiving. Saturday: 1pm - 3pm

Status from 10/2023
Free entry.

Mobile:+1-504-256-5796  eMail:stuart.smolkin  


Our page for Asheville Radio Museum in Asheville, United States of America (USA), is administrated by member Stuart Smolkin. Please write to him about your experience with this museum, for corrections of our data or sending photos by using the Contact Form to the Museum Finder.

Location / Directions
N35.571137° W82.555864°N35°34.26822' W82°33.35184'N35°34'16.0932" W82°33'21.1104"

Asheville is a city in, and the county seat of, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Asheville is served by Interstate 40 (east-west),: I-40 
Interstate 240 (north loop from I-40),: I-240 
and Interstate 26 (north-south).: I-26 
U.S. routes 19 and 74,
and North Carolina state routes 191 and 280.

The city operates Asheville Rides Transit (ART), which consists of 16 bus lines.

If you need to set your GPS manually to the parking garage address, it is:
16 Fernihurst Drive, Asheville NC 28801.
If your GPS does not recognize this address, use 283 Victoria Road, then turn at the traffic light and go to the parking garage entrance behind the building with the Conference Center sign (one block ahead).

Walk to the garage lobby.
Walk the sidewalk ahead to the Elm Building side door.
Follow this hallway to the elevator lobby in the center of the building.
Enter the elevator.
Press the button for the 3rd floor.
Museum entrance - room 315

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

J: Kenwood, Trio- TS-850S (1991)
USA: Zenith Radio Corp.; 1000-Z Stratosphere Ch=2501 (1935-38)
USA: United American 620 (1936)
USA: Fairbanks, Morse & 91-C-4 Ch= 91 (1936/37)
USA: Imperial Radio 736 (1936?)
USA: Zenith Radio Corp.; 5S320 Ch= 5529 (1938)
USA: Montgomery Ward & Co 62-301 Ch= 1170 (1938??)
USA: General Electric Co. 408 (1950?)
USA: Collins Radio 75A-4 (1955-59)
USA: Collins Radio 32S-3 (1962)
USA: Allied Radio Corp. Star Roamer (1968??)


Things you can do:

Amateur (Ham) Radio
SEE the vintage equipment you love (and maybe used!).
WATCH a live ham station.
LEARN how hams help in emergencies.
FIND OUT how YOU can easily become a ham!

Radio's Discovery
LEARN how Heinrich Hertz proved invisible radio waves exist.
WATCH a spark transmitter cause a Marconi device detect a radio wave.
SEE a 1907 Morse Code "ticker tape."
LEARN how newly invented radio saved lives when the Titanic sank!

Vintage Home Radio
SEE the first home "crystal" radios (no batteries required!).
TUNE an early battery operated farm radio (not easy... three dials to tune in a radio station).
LEARN how vacuum radio tubes were invented and what they do!

AND... learn about how radio waves make our modern technology work! 
Cell phones,
wireless internet routers,
Bluetooth speakers,
remote car door openers,
photos from space... all rely on radio waves!

Note by a member:
Of our many radios on display, the most impressive is the Zenith Stratosphere 1000-Z. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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