Bedford NH Marconi Museum faces eviciton ??

John Bolduc
Thu Nov 20 22:18:58 EST 2003

I am forwarding this e-mail this group should find of interest.
East Derry NH

>From Al Shuman, N1FIK
New Hampshire ARRL Section Manager

18 November 2003

ATT: All Stations

I just got off the phone with Ray Minchello, W1BC, founder and curator 
of the Marconi
Museum in Bedford NH.

It seems that certain members of the recently seated town council have 
seen fit to
"issue" an eviction notice in an attempt to  break the museum's fifteen 
year lease.  Ray
and company has sunk more than 100 thousand dollars into the project to 
bring the
building up to code and to provide a pleasant environment for it's 

 The town only sprung this on the museum only a few days ago and it is 
rumored that the
town's interest revolves around the fact that this property is now 
marketable as office
Ray is soliciting our help by asking as many hams as possible to attend 
this meeting.
Ray is sincerely sorry for the short notice but was left with little 

The town has scheduled a hearing on this matter tomorrow night November 
19th at the
town's local TV station in Bedford center.  Anyone who is concerned 
that this amazing
museum with its rich radio history may be forced to close is urged to 
attend tomorrow's
night's meeting

The meeting will be held at the BCTV studios at 7:00 pm near the old 
fire station and
across from the public library.

Ray is attempting to arrange for a talk-in on 146.52 for those who are 
not familiar with
the area.  If you are coming and know the area please monitor 52 in the 
event that Ray is
not successful in setting up the talk-in.

For more information see  or contact Ray at

Please excuse the fact that you may receive multiple copies of this 
message.  I am
sending this to numerous lists in an effort to get maximum exposure.

I hope to see you there.

73  Al, N1FIK

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