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
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, 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
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’