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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.

Due to increases in printing and postage costs, we have made the decision to increase the price of membership by $10 to:

$50 – normal membership
$70 – overseas membership

Additional memberships at the same household remain at $10.

This increase applies to new memberships after 1 July 2022 and to all renewals..

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.

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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

Melbourne Auction

There will be an Auction on the 27th of August. Entries close 20th of August. Doors open for viewing 11am. No entry prior. Lunch is available. See Events above.

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Melbourne Meeting

On 20/08/22 Jim Easson will give a a talk on Lois Coen founder of Astor. Note the meeting will start an hour earlier. There will be a mini auction following.

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