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.

A listing of New Zealand AM medium wave stations

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)

An article and podcast about Brian Baker who lived in Russell and loved to collect Radios – A site covering a wide range of New Zealand radios

ZC1 site

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 –

Pye Radio in Waihi – a history

DRECO history

Radio Reveries by Bill Collerton – the story of LA Chaston Ltd (Wellington) and ‘Arnrite’ receivers

Australian sites

Australian Vintage Radio Society – Australian vintage radio

Articles scanned from old editions of Electronics Australia, Silicon Chip and other sources :

The Bakelite Radio – Australian vintage radio

The changing state of hobby electronics-1
The changing state of hobby electronics -2

Valve data sites

Frank’s electron Tube Data sheets

The National Valve Museum

Vacuum Tube equivalents – OddMix

Radiomuseum Tube Search

Canadian sites

Canadian Vintage Radio Society

Pacific TV – schematics, tubes, photos

USA sites

Radio Attic Archives  A vast database of photos of American radios
Nostalgia Air – useful restoration tips (Bill Harris)
Old Radio Zone – Zenith and other USA radios Zenith serial numbers database – The Philco Radio Gallery
Atwater Kent Home Page  – if you go to ‘site map’ you can download the entire Rider’s schematics volumes free.
Fun with tubes
Phil’s Old Radios
Quality Radio Belts – suppliers of tuning drive belts for American radios
SPARK – antique radio club, Dayton, Ohio
Radio Boulevard – Zenith radios
Mr Carlsons Lab – educational videos on electronics  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”.     A History of Telecommunications. We wish to thank a young radio enthusiast, Skylar, for suggesting this site. – 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

UK vintage radio repair and restoration  –

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’

Golborne Vintage Radio

Gerard’s website – Philips circuits (and others)

How Philips nearly went bankrupt (video)

Other sites

A list of useful links

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