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Historical Radio Society
of Australia

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Welcome to the Historical Radio Society of Australia

The Historical Radio Society of Australia has some 1100 members who appreciate vintage valve and transistor radios from the early 1900s to current technology.  No technical knowledge or previous experience is required. If you like old radios, we can help you make an impressive collection.

Members enjoy advice, access to circuits, and components from the HRSA valve bank.  The stand-out value for members is receiving the quarterly Radio Waves magazine.  Each issue of radio waves contains at least 76 pages, 64 in full colour and 12 of classified adverts (insertion of adverts is free to members). In addition, there are local meetings, sales, auctions, and themed events.

Specific details, such as how to submit items to auctions, can be accessed from the drop down options available at the top of this page.

Events are subject to change and cancelation at short notice.

Members are advised to check closer to the date for any changes.

HRSA YouTube Channel

Part one of Ian Batty’s talk on the history and opperation of the AVO tester.
Go to our YouTube channel to view part 2 and 3.

Ian also has an article on the AVO in the August 2022 issue of Silicon Chip magazine.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Back issues of many of the issues of Radio Waves are available, particularly after 2004.  They are available for $5 each including postage.

Latest News

Saturday, 18 April 2023

The Melbourne group will be holding a meeting in which our President Graham Parslow will continue his series of talks on the restoration of radios. Following this there will be a Mini Auction. Don't forget to bring something for Show and Tell. A Major Auction will...

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RadioFest 2023

Radiofest is coming to Melbourne 15-17 September 2023 with Kevin Poulter as the event manager. The event is likely to follow standard offerings of display and sale tables, a class auction and a grand dinner. The Southern Community Centre at Mulgrave has been booked as...

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Saturday 21st January 2023

The Melbourne chapter will be having a Trading Table meeting on the above date. This will start at 1pm and there will be no talks. You can book a free table by contacting Graham Parslow. There is no fee for tables.

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