The internet has changed the way information is shared. Because of it, the amount of information that can be found about radios has exploded. If you collect, you can have your very own website or blog just like I have done here. My site has allowed me to “meet” other collectors and experts. Here is a small collection of radio resources that you might find interesting.
RADIOS FOR SALE
For the largest collection of radios for sale on the internet (mostly tube radios), you may have already seen Steve Adams Radio Attic at http://www.radioattic.com/
Radio Attic also has a huge archive of radios to help you identify your treasure. http://www.radioatticarchives.com/
I got my start selling transistor radios on the internet at the Radio Attic in 2005. Since then, I have sold over 600 radios there. I have also contributed many of the pictures of transistors that are on the archive database. I still support this great site with a small selection of special transistor radios for sale. http://www.radioattic.com/attic.htm?sellerId=52
If you are looking for a shortwave radio, Paul and Cheryl Drake from the Chicago area have a huge collection from all over the world that they share on their site http://www.grundigsw.com/
A great Flickr site houses my friend from Canada’s pictures. Michael Jack has made it his personal goal to obtain every transistor ever made, and he is well on his way. Don’t miss his great pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/transistor_radios/sets/72157603852236876/
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerfrvi/ is the link to Phil McCarther’s collection. He has a picture of the earliest known Royal 500 serial # 00016! He also has other interesting info on Zenith and the Realistic Flavor radios. Don’t miss it.
http://radiojayallen.com is an impressive webpage by author Jay Allen who is a real radio nut. He is on a mission to find the best AM radio receiver. He covers this in great detail on his site and I have learned a lot from him. He covers everything from the GE SuperRadios to how to build an AM/SW antenna. Great reading from a very knowledgeable radio resource. Don’t pass this one up.
Need to find a radio station or identify the one you found while DXing?Â Try www.radio-locator.com/
Need your transistor radio repaired? It is not easy finding a resource, but I know of a startup that may be able to help you. Try Henry’s Radio Repair at http://www.transistorradiorepair.com