New Zealand Sites
New Zealand Vintage Radios – an ongoing project to identify and photo-catalogue as many New Zealand valve radios (and their schematics) as possible.
WestFMradio – Easy listening swing music PLUS Doug Edgar’s fabulous vintage radio collection!
VintageRadioRepairNZ – A site offering restored vintage radios for sale and repair service
Cowan Audio Services – repairs to retro audio equipment and valve radios (Wellington area)
Radio-Restoration.com – A site covering a wide range of New Zealand radios
Kev’s Radios – A Kiwi collectors personal site, mainly covering Columbus radios.
New Zealand radio history
Bell Radio-Television Corp. History – A comprehensive history of the company which produced the Bell Colt – arguably the single-most recognisable valve radio in New Zealand history.
The EF50, the Tube that helped to Win the War – www.dos4ever.com/EF50/EF50.html
Pye Radio in Waihi – a history
Radio Reveries by Bill Collerton – the story of LA Chaston Ltd (Wellington) and ‘Arnrite’ receivers
Articles scanned from old editions of Electronics Australia, Silicon Chip and other sources : messui.polygonal-moogle.com/valves/index.html
Valve data sites
Pacific TV – schematics, tubes, photos
Radio Attic Archives A vast database of photos of American radios
radioremembered.org – useful restoration tips (Bill Harris)
Old Radio Zone – Zenith and other USA radios
oldradios.com Zenith serial numbers database
Philcoradio.com – The Philco Radio Gallery
Atwater Kent Home Page
Nucow.com – if you go to ‘site map’ you can download the entire Rider’s schematics volumes free.
Fun with tubes
Phil’s Old Radios
SPARK – antique radio club, Dayton, Ohio
Radio Boulevard – Zenith radios
Mr Carlsons Lab – educational videos on electronics
www.americanradiohistory.com/ scanned magazines from the USA, included in the Australian Section, scanned copies of “Radio & Hobbies” & “Electronics Australia”. In the UK section, “Practical Wireless” & “Practical Electronics”.
https://www.mhelpdesk.com/field-service-management-guide-telecommunications-timeline/ A History of Telecommunications. We wish to thank a young radio enthusiast, Skylar, for suggesting this site.
www.topviewnyc.com/packages/new-york-s-broadcasting-history – New York’s Broadcasting History
UK and European sites
Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Historie van de Radio Dutch site with free schematics for European radios
The Valve Wizard – useful insights and tips on valve circuitry
Philips factory in the 1930s – amazing scenes reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin’s movie ‘Modern Times’