Welcome to Australia's only Vintage Radio and Television discussion forums. You are not logged in. Please log in below, apply for an account or retrieve your password.
Australian Vintage Radio Forums
  Home  ·  About Us  ·  Discussion Forums  ·  Glossary  ·  Outside Links  ·  Policies  ·  Services Directory  ·  Safety Warnings  ·  Tutorials

General Discussion

Forum home - Go back to General discussion

 Vale Tony Maher
« Back · 1 · Next »
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:48:02 PM on 3 October 2018.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6011

QUOTE: Tony Maher, a well-liked past President of the HRSA, passed away on Tuesday September 25th, 2018.

He had been in intensive care for some time and we all hoped for a miracle, like his recovery from a similar predicament a number of years ago. We know he had some of the best medical care and an experimental treatment helped him have more years with us.

Tony was a huge supporter of the HRSA and a past President, plus friend to many.

In recent years Tony converted each issue of Radio Waves to PDF format, as required by the printer.

He also made it his mission to design and build better performing crystal sets, which he achieved very well. This created much interest from HRSA members and his battery eliminator power supplies were most popular.

Tony ran one of Australia’s few electronics companies, designing and manufacturing equipment to “see” inside packed products like “Mars Bars” on production-lines, then automatically reject any boxes with less than the stated packed number.

A passionate supporter of Radio, we will miss his friendly banter.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Anthony "Tony" John Maher will be held at

Wattle Park Chalet,
1012 Riversdale Road,
Surrey Hills
on THURSDAY, (Oct. 04, 2018) commencing at 11.00am.

A Committal Service will be held the next day,
FRIDAY, (Oct. 05, 2018) at
Brighton General Cemetery,
North Road, Brighton at 11.00am, where Tony will be laid to rest.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:53:50 AM on 4 October 2018.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6348

I noticed this on the HRSA website the other night. I also noted that there is notice about an auction of 500 lots this Sunday. Not sure if this is Tony's collection or not but there are some nice 1920s radios and horn speakers there.

It's never good to hear that another collector has passed away.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:04:15 AM on 4 October 2018.
Simplex's Gravatar
 Location: Bathurst, NSW
 Member since 7 August 2008
 Member #: 336
 Postcount: 336

Tony will be greatly missed, I have two of his battery eliminator power supplies which work very well and brought a few battey portables back to life.

Really sad to hear of his passing and my sympathy to his family in their loss.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:51:00 AM on 5 October 2018.
batterymaker's Gravatar
 Location: Indianapolis, US
 Member since 24 February 2007
 Member #: 123
 Postcount: 8

This is a real sock in the gut.

I've known Tony for seventeen years. Even got to meet him personally when he visiting the States.

He'd mentioned cancer in his last email, but made it sound like he was making progress against it.

Now I hear he's passed. And his funeral was on the same day my father passed some 25 years ago.

Prayers to his family....

« Back · 1 · Next »
 You need to be a member to post comments on this forum.

Sign In

 Keep me logged in.
Do not tick box on a computer with public access.