This website is a repository and archive for a range of documents and other material of interest to collectors of vintage radios etc. As a result it will inevitably be less organised than my other websites, but I hope the information will be of interest. There are currently 9 sections however more may be added later.
Taking an old piece of gear and cramming it full of modern hardware is a very popular project. The appeal is obvious: somebody has already done the hard work of designing and building an attractive enclosure, all you need to do is shoehorn your own gear into it. That being said, we know some of our beloved readers get upset when a vintage piece of gear gets sacrificed in the name of progress.
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An antique radio is a radio receiving set that is collectible because of its age and rarity. Although there is no precise criterion for a radio being antique, typically a year-old or World War II vacuum tube set, and a pre transistor set would qualify [ citation needed ]. The first radio receivers used a coherer and sounding board, and were only able to receive CW continuous wave CW transmissions, encoded with Morse code wireless telegraphy. Later wireless telephony transmission and reception of speech became possible, although Morse code transmission continued in use until the s.
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Full details and ordering information are on my Vintage Radio Service Data website. I have recently launched a new website containing assorted vintage radio and related information, including a number of useful publications and an archive of Heathkit schematics. UK Vintage Radio Information.