New exhibition: 'Home-made'
From 1 December 2012 onwards, the museum will be open to visitors again
every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. This time we have set up an exhibition
of home-made equipment for VHF, UHF and SHF, from 1950s to the so-called
Welcome at the website of Museum Jan Corver in The Netherlands.
Jan Corver is a museum dedicated to radio hams and amateur
radio. We have a large collection of radio equipment and
transmitters that have been used by radio amateurs over the
years, giving a good view of the past, present and future of
Read all about the museum
As this website is mainly aimed at Dutch radio hams, most of
the content of this website is in Dutch, but we are planning
to translate certain areas of interest into English in due course.
As the maintenance of the website is done by volunteers it may
take some time before the translations are completed, so please
don't hold your breath. In the meantime it might be a good idea to search the Dutch version of this
site first. If an English translation is available, you'll
find an English flag in the top right corner of the page.
Click this flag to swap to the English version of the website.
In case of doubt, please contact our webmaster.
These web pages contain the latest news about surplus radio equipment,
rig conversions, manuals and links to other interesting sites.
Museum Jan Corver was first opened in 1999 as the result of
a long standing wish of Cor Moerman, PA0VYL. Over the years, Cor had developed
plans for a museum especially for radio amateurs, and finally saw his plans
become reality. Today, the museum owns a large and unique collection
of ham equipment, that shows the evolution of the fascination hobby over the years.
The museum is fully self-supporting and doesn't receive any public funding.
In order to generate income, the museum regularly introduces now DIY kits
for radio amateurs. Over the past few years, the museum has been donated
large amounts of surplus equipment by KNP Telecom (the main Dutch telco operator).
A great deal of this equipment can be converted for amateur use and is sold
by the museum to radio amateurs exclusively for symbolic prices.
In some cases, the volunteers of the museum, have created a complete
DIY conversion kit for such rigs.
Yo umay return to this home page at any time, by clicking the
Museum logo at the top or the bottom of the page. All links to
other pages and websites are presented in red. Links that
are currently not present will be shown in orange. At the left
of the page, you'll find a number of buttons. These buttons will
help you to navigate quickly around this website.
This website has deliberately been kept as simple as possible,
in order to enable most (if not all) Internet users to view
these pages, regarless their PC or Operating System.
If you would like to find out how this website was created,
please click here. If you have any information
you would like to share with us, or if you have hints, tips,
critisism, or perhaps praise, please feel free to e-mail