On the occasion of World Radio Day, Punekars witnessed a treasure trove of vintage radio.
Various old and rare models were exhibited at the Muktangan Research Center, Model Colony, by radio collector Shripad Kulkarni on Saturday.
Radio models from the 1960s to the 1970s were on display.
Approximately 45-50 models were exhibited. Srirang Gokhale opened the exhibition.
The radio festival was also co-organized by Marathi Vigyan Parishad, holders of amateur radio licenses, the Muktangan Research Center, the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers and Padmini Electronics at the Muktangan Research Center in a model colony.
At this radio festival, together with the radio exhibition, lectures by experts and a competition in radio quizzes were organized.
The Deputy Director of All India Radio (AIR), Chitrarekha Kulkarni, gave a presentation on the new AIR “DRM” broadcasting technology.
Villas Rabade from Pune gave information about Ham radio stations. Vishwas Kale spoke on “Radio: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, and Dr. Vishwas Udpikar spoke on the project and development of SDR Radio.
Dilip Bapat demonstrates “Listening to the radio is my hobby”. Also present were Anant Bhide, Director of the Muktangan Research Center, and Rajendra Kumar Saraf, President of Marathi Vigian Parishad.