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

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

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
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.

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

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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