New Zealand Sites
New Zealand Vintage Radios – comprehensive online database of New Zealand-made valve radios
WestFMradio – Easy listening swing music PLUS Doug Edgar’s fabulous vintage radio collection!
VintageRadioRepairNZ – A site offering restored vintage radios for sale
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
ZC1 site – the ZC1 website is no longer active, but it has been recorded and archived by the National Library. A link to the page is: https://natlib-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1s57t7d/NLNZ_ALMA21196011680002836
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
DRECO history – history of Dominion Radio and Electrical Co.
Radio Reveries by Bill Collerton – the story of LA Chaston Ltd (Wellington) and ‘Arnrite’ receivers
KevinChant.com – Australian vintage radio – schematics for Australian radios
Articles scanned from old editions of Electronics Australia, Silicon Chip and other sources : messui.polygonal-moogle.com/valves/index.html
MINGAY IF INDEX – A list of IF frequencies and other data for Australian radios from 1933-1939
Valve data sites
Magic Eye Tubes – everything you need to know about magic eyes
Radio Attic Archives A vast database of photos of American radios
History of the car radio – https://www.titlemax.com/articles/the-history-of-the-car-radio/
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
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
www.americanradiohistory.com/ scanned magazines from the USA, Australia and UK, including “Radio & Hobbies” , “Electronics Australia” , “Practical Wireless” and “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.
An interesting valve collection – https://radioheaven.homestead.com/Tube_Collection.html
UK and European sites
Radiomuseum – online database of vintage radios from all countries
The Radiophile magazine (inc. Radio Bygones) www.radiophile.co.uk
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’
The Story of Pye 1896-2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNmK6aoM8Lk
Antique Wireless Association of Southern Africa: www.awasa.org.za
CapSite 2019 – everything about capacitors http://www.iequalscdvdt.com/index.html