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The AWA Radiolette 500M and the AWA Radiola 510M - Rarely do these radios come together in this turquoise colour.

The AWA Radiolette 500M and AWA Radiola 510M - Rarely do these radios come together in this turquoise colour.

The RadioFest is back on for another year, just in case anyone has not heard. This year it is back in Canberra and will be held at the EPIC Centre in the northern suburb of Mitchell. The usual main attractions are the class auction on Saturday, 21st September and the big sale on Sunday, 22nd September in the big hall, which promises to be up to twice the size of the sale last held in Melbourne. Everything from complete radios to spare parts, valves, magazines, books, power supplies (for battery radios), and much more will be available, if previous events are anything to go by. For a complete list of what is on, please visit The RadioFest HomePage.

For those wanting who find Canberra a bit daunting to drive around, the light rail line is open and trams do pass the EPIC Centre and a quick bite to eat is not far away. Canberra does have a card based ticket system but I have heard that single trip tickets can be purchased at each stop. Canberra is also home to dozens of hotels, motels and camping grounds, one of which is available at the EPIC Centre. You can see some photos taken at previous RadioFests here, giving examples of the items that are available each time this event is held.

If you have even the slightest interest in vintage radio and are able to make it to Canberra on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September, you owe it to yourself to attend.