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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:03:39 PM on 31 January 2016.
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 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 31 January 2016
 Member #: 1866
 Postcount: 5

Hi All,
My name is Dave, I come from Adelaide.
I have found Vintage Radio and Television through researching a radio which was given to me by a neighbour when he moved house. The only information I got from him was it was his Dad's and it has been sitting in his garage for somewhere near 40 years.

By day I teach mechanic apprentices at a private trade school and also work in transport industry workshops maintaining trucks which pull b-doubles and road trains across our wide brown land.

As a maker and avid electronics enthusiast I have always wondered about valve radios and how they worked. Now I have one Smile

I hope to be able to put the radio I have been given back together again somewhat in a similar condition as the original it was once. The challenge with the woodwork and the electrical should keep me occupied for quite some time Smile

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:21:37 PM on 31 January 2016.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6625

G'day Dave and welcome. It's good to hear the story about your radio, though remember one thing - the chances of you only having one down the track are slim as this hobby can be addictive and most see a second one in an antique shop that is to their liking and just have to have that one too, or venture on to Ebay and get a choice of a large range that is available.

The factories even made battery-powered portables that can be listened to whilst driving road trains, though they aren't likely to play truckies music as most AM stations are easy listening or talkback these days.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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