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 New name for Radio of the Week
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 21:16 on 3 May 2014.
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As per my previous announcements in reply to suggestions that we include television receivers as features on the front page, Radio of the Week becomes Receiver of the Week as of today.

Two photo and information packages featuring vintage televisions have been recently provided to me and these will be shown over the next few weeks.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:21 on 4 May 2014.
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While this site is primarily a vehicle to discuss Vintage Radio, it now also includes areas of interest and discussion in other aspects of Vintage Electronics & Electrics.

My suggestion is that members can submit good quality photos and details of any vintage electronic/electrical equipment, including transistor radios, record players/gramophones, communications equipment, telephones, etc.

The only rule being that photos of such equipment submitted must have been manufactured or assembled* in Australia & New Zealand, with the exception of early imported pre-tariff receivers.*Noting that most radiogram record changers, i.e., BSR Garrard & Collaro were imported units, as well as some components, valves, etc.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 13:07 on 4 May 2014.
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BSR, Garrard & Collaro were imported units

Yes, in addition to that there were other imported items, mainly from Great Britain. Many Brimar, Kenrad, RCA and Mullard valves were imported from Britain and the US. This was still allowed and only complete manufactured appliances had the more severe import restrictions placed on them.

Perhaps it was seen by the government of the day that competition between local and imported components did not threaten jobs.

That said, it is certainly possible for this site to expand the front page in the same way the forums have been expanded over time, to cover subjects not necessarily to do with vintage radio.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 19:57 on 6 May 2014.
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A nice new addition to the weekly features, I'm glad it has been implemented. The model description really should include the model designation number to avoid uncertainty especially in situations where a receiver was never given a name.

I agree that the theme should be kept to Australian manufactured equipment. I've actually had to think carefully about a couple of potential candidates as they are products of foreign owned companies that had Australian manufacturing facilities. I'll need to check if they are using locally sourced components.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 20:56 on 6 May 2014.
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That information is in the database. I will add a variable identifier for it on the site before the end of the week. Like the semiconductor information, it will appear only when information exists in the database.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


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