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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:30:38 PM on 19 April 2014.
DJ Oz's avatar
 Location: Central Coast, NSW
 Member since 18 April 2014
 Member #: 1554
 Postcount: 215

Hi People

Just a quick intro

Nick name is DJ & I am from NSW Aust

Found the Forums via my Quest for information on old Valve Radios

Quite informative and helpful I have found the forums so far Smile

Electronics was my hobby, then kinda my Job but haven't done much in ages Sad

Since Finding my habit again of badly playing guitar
I have been on a quest for something I really kinda stayed away from Valve Tech...and one valve lead to another

I actually have a Beehive that I want to get going again
as its kinda a family keep sake so this is why I landed here

Quite oddly,
how many times I walked down Alice St, Newtown and never knew thats were it was made all those years ago

So now, refining I guess my love for electronics and hoping to learn much with the kind help of forum members,on restoring these old beauties

In time I should hope to return that input to others

Thank you people, Great forums

(fixed typo above)

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:45:02 PM on 19 April 2014.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6237

Welcome to the forum.

When I read the bit about guitars and beehive radio I was hoping and greatly relieved not to then read about the radio being converted into a practice amplifier. There's far to much of that vandalism occurring.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:45:14 PM on 19 April 2014.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6625

G'day DJ and welcome to the forums.

Lots and lots of radio factories in Newtown and surrounding suburbs. Kriesler, Airzone, AWA, Breville and STC were all made in the inner suburbs at one time or another. Bikes, prams, cars, trucks, clothing, newspapers, beer and food was also made in nearby factories - gone are the days. Sydney was also a major shipbuilding port in its heyday, building runabouts, workboats, tugs, submarines, passenger ferries, merchant freighters, battlecruisers and everything in between.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:49:24 PM on 19 April 2014.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6237

^ Not forgetting of course valves manufactured at Ashfield (AWV) and Camperdown (Philips).

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:35:45 PM on 19 April 2014.
DJ Oz's avatar
 Location: Central Coast, NSW
 Member since 18 April 2014
 Member #: 1554
 Postcount: 215

Hi GTC, Brad

Yeah the inner city of Sydney, I grew up in and there was a lot of industry there even then
but now sadly all basically gone...lest wise the big players

GTC yeah I seen a beehive converted to a Guitar Amp the case looks like it might have been pretty good nick
now full of holes Sad

I know there's one forum member that would have loved that Logo (including me) ...anyway I'll post in the right forum for what I am looking for

Yes its quite sad that nothing on a real consumer level seems to be made here anymore Sad

Even our GPO's are made in China these days
not that these anything wrong with that if made to proper specs but well so many knock off shops there Sad

Still there seems to be a Few Valve Guitar Amp makers floating about and a few Luther's too
so in small numbers we still can produce product

Just a bit sad that todays Valves aren't want they use to be
thought we can hope they get better quality & life wise

thought, specific Radio valves I dont think any new are made ? or are they ?

Nice to meet you both Smile

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