Return to Homepage Newsletters Updated 2.5.15
     
 
The Australian Vintage Radio Society (AVRS) publishes the AVRS News bi-monthly in Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep and Nov.  The newsletter contains articles ranging from valve and transistor receivers, tape recorders, amplifiers, test equipment, radio transmitters through cabinet repairs and finishing etc.

Here are some selected extracts:

May 2013 - The Harvey Wells Field Strength Meter

Sept 2013 - The Radiola 281

Nov 2013 - The Pyrox P2 Wire Recorder

 

INDEX to Radios covered in AVRS News

Make Model Comment Style Cabinet Year No. Valves Vol-No

Admiral

5AK

AC/DC

Portable

Plastic

1950's

5

Miniature

3-1

Astor

APK

 

Mantel

Plastic

1958

4

Miniature

6-3

Astor

DLP

 

Mantel

Plastic

1956

2+D

Miniature

7-3

Astor

PK

 

Mantel

Plastic

1956

4

Miniature

1-3

Astor

NS

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1951

6

Miniature

3-2

Astor

KL

Mickey

Mantel

Bakelite

1946

4

Octal

4-4

AWA

Radiola R151

 

Console

Wooden

1935

5

PreOctal

1-1

AWA

Radiola R281

 

Console

Wooden

1939

14

Octal

6-5

AWA

Radiola 467 ma

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1955

4

Miniature

1-1

AWA

Radiola 45E

 

Console

Wooden

1931

5

Balloon

2-5,1-2

AWA

B15

 

Mantel

Plastic

1961

5

Miniature

2-6

AWA

500M & 500MY

Radiolette

Mantel

Bakelite

1946

4

Octal

6-2

AWA

527-MA

Hotpoint V55ME

Mantel

Bakelite

1950

5

Oct/Min

7-2

AWA

573-MA

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1955

5

Miniature

4-5

AWA

512-M & 519-M

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1947, 48

5

Octal

5-2

Bang & Olufsen

514K

 

Mantel

Wooden

1959

5

Miniature

7-4

Breville

622M

 

Mantel

Metal

 

5

Octal

7-3

Classic

TM5

 

Mantel

Wooden

1956

5

Octal

6-6

Crosley

610

No circuit

Console

Wooden

1928

 

 

4-2

De La Rue

 

 

Mantel

Wooden

1947

4

Octal

4-6

Ekco

313

 

Mantel

Metal

1930's

3

PreOctal

3-2

Electrosound

414-1

No circuit

Mantel

Metal

1947

4

GT

7-6

Emerson Portables

 

 

Portable

 

1950 60's

 

 

6-1

Healing

402E

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1950

4

Octal

2-2

Healing

24

 

Mantel

Wooden

1934

3

PreOctal

2-6

Healing

407E

L407E

Mantel

Plastic

1956

4

Miniature

7-4

Healing

408E

& 428E

Mantel

Wooden

1938

5

PreOctal

3-3

Healing

A409E

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1939

5

Octal

7-6

Healing

504E

& 530G

Mantel

Plastic

1953

5

Miniature

6-5

HMV

A13A

Little Nipper

Mantel

Bakelite

 

4

Octal

2-3

HMV

B61C

 

Portable

Vinyl/wood

 

 

 

6-4

HMV

C23B

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1950

5

Octal

5-1

HMV

62-52

Little Nipper

Mantel

Plastic

1954

5

Miniature

6-4

Howard

666

 

Console

Wooden

1936

6

Philips

2-3

Kingsley

KFT-2

Ferrotune

Kitset

Bakelite

1947

3

Octal

2-4

Kitset

 

 

Coffin

Wooden

1920's

3

Balloon

2-1

Kriesler

11-41

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1953

4

Miniature

6-6

Kriesler

11-81

 

Mantel

Plastic

1959

5

Miniature

1-2

Kriesler

11-99

 

Mantel

Plastic

1970's

4

Miniature

4-3

Leak

20

Amplifier

Amplifier

na

1957

7

Miniature

4-1

Lloyds

Miniature

 

Mantel

Plastic

1960’s

5

Miniature

8-2

Loewe

552

No circuit

Mantel

Wooden

1954

 

 

4-2

Majestic

Charlie McCarthy

Novelty

Bakelite

1938

6

Octal

1-2

Marwol

 

No circuit

Coffin

Wooden

1920's

6

Balloon

3-3

Melodic

Bookshelf

 

Console

Wooden

 

4

Miniature

7-2

Motorola

53LC3

Battery set

Portable

Plastic

1953

4

Miniature

2-4

Mullard

MAS1110

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1950

5

Miniature

3-3

Murphy

146C

 

Console

Wooden

1949

7

PreOctal

6-6

Peal / Airzone

P6552A

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1941

5

Octal

5-4

Peter Pan

BKM

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1948

4

Octal

2-4

Peter Pan

FKM

Reflex

Mantel

Plastic

1952

4

GT

6-1

Philco

753

 

Mantel

Wooden

1937

5

PreOctal

2-1

Philips

112

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1948

4

Octal

4-6

Philips

122

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1948

4

Octal

4-5

Philips

135

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1952

4

Miniature

7-1

Philips

172

 

Mantel

Plastic

1958

5

Miniature

2-5

Precedent

Two 47

 

Console

Wooden

1930's?

3

PreOctal

7-5

Pye

MR-2

 

Mantel

Plastic

60's

5

Miniature

5-3

R&H

Little Jim

 

Mantel

na

1938

1

PreOctal

3-1

R&H

Tiny Tim

 

Mantel

 

1960's

3

Octal

6-4

Scharnberg Strauss

 

 

Console

Wooden

1936

5

PreOctal

2-2, 4-2

STC

4140

Battery set

Portable

Plastic

1954

4

Miniature

7-5

STC

A5140

 

Mantel

Plastic

1954

5

Miniature

4-2

STC

PA Amplifier

35 W

 

Metal

1961

7

Min/Oct

6-2

Stromberg Carlson

A22

 

Console

Wooden

1927

3

Balloon

1-3

Stromberg Carlson

4A18

 

Mantel

Plastic

1948

4

Octal

2-1

Stromberg Carlson

5A36

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1946

5

Octal

7-6

Stromberg Carlson

51A22

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1952

5

Min/Oct

5-5

Stromberg Carlson

54A12

 

Radiogram

Wooden

1950's

5

Miniature

3-3

Stromberg Carlson

602B

Neutrodyne

Coffin

Wooden

1927

6

Balloon

4-3

Tasma

1001

 

Mantel

Bakelite

1946

4

Octal

4-1

Topaz

564

 

Mantel

Wooden

 

5

Miniature

7-5

Unknown

V=235,224A,247,280

Console

Wooden

1931

4

Balloon

3-1

Unknown

V= PM4,?,?

 

Coffin

Wooden

1920's

3

Balloon

3-1

Unknown

?-Victor

 

Console

Wooden

30's

 

 

4-6

Unknown

?-USA

 

Coffin

Wooden

20's

7

Balloon

4-6

Unknown

 

Regenerative

Mantel

Wooden

20's

2

Balloon

5-4