Date: Sunday, December 16, 2001
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Room 120
National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Subject: White Elephant Sale & Repairing/Replacing Bad RCA
Featured Guests: Your Unwanted Stuff & RCA Patch Cords
Our December meeting agenda will be a first for the BAS, a White Elephant Sale. The success of a similar program by the Boston AES
prompted the Meeting Committee to schedule a sale for December. Bring to the meeting any related or mildly related hi-fi equipment to sell that you
have always wanted to unload, pass-on, sell, or get rid of: records, CDs, amplifiers, tuners, video recorders, satellites, etc. The agenda/purpose is
to rid you of equipment that would otherwise collect dust or go unused for another year. The equipment or materials you bring do not have to be working,
but it should be of some interest to a society of members who possess a broad imagination and an expansive interest in everything, including space travel.
The meeting will be of particular interest to people who are unable to throw anything away; you can sell it if the price is right.
Also featured will be the first RCA Connector Clinic. Bring your RCA patch cords to be tested for dimensional accuracy (center pin
.125") and capacitance in pF/foot. In addition, RCA jacks in Y adaptors and equipment can be tested for center contact quality. As time permits,
we will replace RCA plugs on cables with gold plated connectors for $2 each.
By car: Coming from Boston take the Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River onto Broadway.
Turn right, at the first light, onto Third Street and then take the first left (Potter Street if the sign is posted). Go down a couple of hundred yards
and park near the loading dock area on the left. Walk down the path to the left of the loading area into the courtyard; enter the door on your right,
and sign in at the guard station inside.
By MBTA: Take the Red Line to Kendall Station and walk through the Cambridge Marriott Hotel to Broadway. Cross the street and walk
just to the right of the building into the courtyard; the door with the guard station will be on your left.