A mix of antique radio equipment collections, societies, and restoration
products and services are collected here. Finding technicians with
the skill to repair old radios can be a daunting task. I cannot
personally attest to the competency of these folks, so it's up to
you to determine whether you trust any of them with your "baby."
Please report back with your success - or lack thereof.
Please visit the "Radio &
Electronics Restoration Projects" page to see what RF Cafe visitors
Alistair Electronics | aliselectron.com | 505-702-5219 | Albuquerque,
Service/restoration of vintage tube equipment;
Cushman monitor repair/calibration; amateur
radio gear repair. Also repair antique, table-top
model radios. Some tubes stocked.
Alabama Historical Radio Society | alabamahistoricalradiosociety.org
Antique Automobile Radio Repair | members.cox.net/dcosby1
Also repair antique,
table-top model radios. Some tubes stocked.
Antique Radio Club of Illinois | antique-radios.org
A nationwide family of
over 500 people dedicated to the preservation
of antique radios and related items. We have
bi-monthly meetings and regularly draw collectors
and enthusiasts from all over the Midwest.
Antique Radio Restoration & Repair | oldradiodoc.com | Pomfret Center, CT
in restoring family heirlooms, grandma's and
grandpa's old radio, mom's and dad's special
set, and the radios you loved as a child.
Antique Electronic Supply | tubesandmore.com | 480-820-5411 | Tempe, AZ
Antique Electronic Supply is your source with
the largest supply of new old stock and current
production vacuum tubes in the world. We also
have an enormous supply of parts, supplies and
literature for your vacuum tube equipment.
Antique Wireless Association | antiquewireless.org
The Antique Wireless
Association is an organization of some 4,000
members linked by a common interest in the history
of electrical and electronic communications.
AWA members come from all walks of life and
our ranks include teenagers, octogenarians,
and beyond in both directions. At one of our
meets, you might find yourself shaking hands
with a retired broadcast executive or military
electronics specialist, an engineer in a high-tech
electronics firm, or an eager young man looking
for advice on restoring his first radio.
Art's Antique Radios | myantiqueradio.com | 630-739-1060 | Bolingbrook,
Referral source and reference for repairs,
books and parts.
Boat Anchor Manual Archive (BAMA) | bama.edebris.com/manuals | Amnerst, VA | Kenneth
Grimm / K4XL | qrz.com/callsign/K4XL
was originally intended to be a site for the
exchange of ham radio manuals for tube (valve)
type gear. All of the other stuff was added
because K4XL didn't know how to say "No." The
manuals in this archive are available to all
who enjoy working on and restoring old tube
type amateur radio equipment and short wave
receivers. This is a totally free cooperative
service to the BoatAnchor community. It is made
possible by the generous folks who take the
time and make the effort to scan and upload
their manuals to the BAMA site.
Camden Antique Radio Service | camdenantiqueradioservice.com | Sharpsburg,
We have been performing antique radio
repairs and restorations since 1995, professionally
and for friends, family and ourselves. If you
have spent some time looking at other antique
radio repair and restoration sites, you have
noticed that our service rates are very affordable.
The reason for our low rates is that we are
in the antique radio repair and restoration
business for fun, not profit. We simply love
old radios and love repairing and restoring
them even more. We also enjoy using restored
vintage test equipment for our antique radio
repairs and restorations.
Crosley Antique Radio Page | crosleyradios.com
This site is intended to
aid anyone interested in restoring or collecting
antique Crosley radios. For the purposes of
this site, antique Crosley radios are defined
as those manufactured during or before October
Dan Goluba | 847-497-4871
| McHenry, IL
Tube radio repairs only.
Dave's Antique Radio & TV Restorations | tubesandtransistorsandmore.com | Liverpool,
I restore Antique Radios, Antique Automotive
Radios, Antique TVs, and Antique Musical Instrument
Amplifiers (guitar amps). Generally speaking,
I think of antique electronics as containing
electron tubes, also known as valves. An antique
type collectable is also defined as being over
25 years old. So an antique radio can contain
transistors, which started to appear as early
as 1954. Except for the picture tube, many TVs
were fully transistorized by the early 1970s.
Many people prefer the sound of tubes to transistors
in an amplifier. They give a richer warmer sound.
So tubes are still being used today in guitar
and high end audio amplifiers.
Everything Radio | everythingradio.com
| Binghamton, NY
The Antique Radio Repair
Center at For Your Listening Pleasure has been
providing quality antique radio repair and restorations
for well over 20 years. We repair every brand
of vintage radio from very rare and priceless
antique units right down to the popular and
sentimental units. Whether it's a Zenith, RCA,
Philco, Admiral, Crosley, Silvertone, Airline,
Stromberg Carlson, Arvin, Westinghouse or even
GE. To us every antique is priceless, regardless
of size, shape, or brand. Using our extensive
radio schematic library our trained technicians
can repair virtually any old, vintage or antique
receiver made from the early 1900's to the late
1970's. Your radio can be repaired and restored
back into operation. We also repair foreign
radios as well, Blaupunkt, Telefunken, Saba,
Norelco, Loewe/Lorenz, and Grundig. Let us breathe
new life into your radio.
Find A Tube | findatube.com
| 440-647-3908 | Wellington, OH 44090
of the largest tube specialists also offering
schematics for television, radio, hi-fi and
auto radios as well as parts, coils, flybacks
and yokes for many older televisions and a limited
supply of early solid-state TV modules and HV
Firelands Vintage Radios | firelandsradios.comvSandusky, OH
repair, refinish, restore, and sell tabletop,
tombstone, and cathedral, antique radios from
the 1930's through the 1950's.
"watching" a large console radio as a kid—listening
to Fibber McGee and Molly, Jack Benny, Burns &
Allen, Tom Mix, and many more. Gone is the Golden
Age of Radio, but many of the old radios are
still here thanks to dedicated individuals who
rescue, collect, repair and restore these gems
of the past.
I am partial to Philco's. My
father worked at the Sandusky, Ohio plant from
1950 until it closed in 1963. I worked there
in the summer of 1961. I am a 1966 graduate
of Valprariso Technical Institute with a diploma
in Electronic Technology.
Grand Canyon Tube Radio | grandcanyontuberadio.com | Williams, AZ
Antique Vintage Tube or Transistor Radios/ Radio
Repair and Restoration/8 Track Players/Turntables/Record
Players/Record Changers Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorders/Musical
Instruments/Tube Amps/ Amplifiers Tube Audio
Equipment/ HI FI Speakers/Phonograph Needles.
Great Northern Antiques | gn4radios.com | Minneapolis, MN
Great Northern Antiques! We have hundreds of
vintage radios in stock for sale. Stop by our
store, or call us for specific wants. We also
stock hundreds of vintage radio reproduction
manuals, brochures and parts. Check out our
Items for Sale page.
|Johns Vintage Radio | johnsvintageradio.com | Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Vintage Radio provides quality antique radio
repair and restoration of vacuum tube radios
made during the 1930's through the 1950's. In
addition to antique tube radios, we are equipped
to repair most vintage transistor radios, receivers
and amplifiers made during the 1960's and 70's.
To learn more about my antique radio repair
and restoration services, visit my Repair and
Restoration pages for details.
JustRadios | justradios.com | 416-502-9128 | Scarborough,
Specializes in high voltage
capacitors and resistors for tube radios. Carries
a complete line of electrolytic, film, silver
mica, ceramic disc, safety capacitors and capacitor
kits. Also carries carbon composition, metal
oxide, metal film, carbon film, power resistors
and resistor kits. Schematics and service data
for tube radios also available.
Nostalgia Air | nostalgiaair.org
Online antique and vintage radio references,
FREE online schematics, manuals, tube
data, references and more! Dedicated to the
preservation, conservation and dissemination
of antique and vintage electronics technical
Paul's Tube Radio Restoration Website | ppinyot.com
Paul's Tube Radio Restorations
bring life back old vintage radios. Each radio
is meticulously restored (not repaired). Enjoy
unparalleled classic beauty and years of reliable
vacuum tube sound and operation.
Phil's Old Radios | antiqueradio.org
One of the world's first websites for antique
radios, launched in 1995. Here you can view
a large gallery of vintage radios, TVs, and
related items, and read many restoration articles
explaining how I restored them. Our information
area has a host of resources for radio lovers:
book and magazine recommendations, sources for
parts and supplies, and links to related websites.
Don't miss our Beginner's area, which gives
you the basics of finding, evaluating, and trying
out vintage sets. In Features, you'll find special
articles, including chronicles of radio adventures
and other tasty bits.
Radiola Guy | radiolaguy.com/index.html
Dedicated to those interested
in early radio and television as a hobby, or
who just want to take a nostalgia trip to the
"golden age" of radio and television (1920s
to 1950s). I offer items for sale, information,
and a virtual museum all related to early radio
Retro Radio Repair | jmpalm.home.mindspring.com
| Lilburn, GA
Retro Radio Repair now offers
custom-made reproduction clear plastic dial
covers for vintage radios. Click here to see
our current list of available dial covers and
links to available photos. If the dial cover
you need is on the inventory list, simply click
the Add to Cart button above and type the desired
make and model number in the Dial Cover Make/Model
text box (e.g. Zenith 6D525). If you need more
dial covers, you can add them to the cart and
enter a different model in the text box. If
you don’t have PayPal, you can send a check
or money order to me at the address above. You
should also be able to pay with a credit card
at PayPal checkout if you don’t have a PayPal
Sams PHOTOFACT | samswebsite.com/photofacts.html
PHOTOFACT® is recognized as the world's best
and most accurate service documentation available
today. For over 55 years, Sams has used, and
continues to use, a process called "reverse
engineering" to create Photofact. Reverse Engineering
is a process in which the equipment is disassembled
and each component and circuit is checked and
documented. Each Sams schematic is drawn accurately
in a consistent, standardized format which makes
it easy to use and simple to understand. Sams
offers PHOTOFACT service data in the traditional
paper version or now in the new electronic version
called E:fact® which only contains the basic
information of schematic, parts list, and placement
chart to enable a timely repair.
TaymanElectrical.com | taymanelectrical.com | Sarasota, FL
and restoration of vintage auto radios. Lately
several customers have called with concerns
about turnaround for stereo conversions. Many
have been told to expect two, three, or even
four months. Yet even as a leading dealer with
a heavy workload, we have consistently been
able to turn most radios around within a 1-2
week period, while maintaining a very high standard.
If you have questions or concerns about turnaround,
please contact us.
The Philco Repair Bench | philcorepairbench.com
This website is dedicated
to antique Philco radios from the 1928 through
1947 time period.
The Radio Attic | radioattic.com
| Jemison, AL
Gallery of old radios, radios
for sale, restoration resources.
The Speaker Shop | thespeakershop.com
| North Lima, OH
There are many options to
consider when purchasing your next audio/video
system. Receiving thorough, honest, and trustworthy
advice on these options, and which are right
for you, is crucial to making a sound investment.
Since 1973, The Speaker Shop has established
itself as the most trusted authority for home
and professional audio/video, custom home theater,
and whole house systems in the area.
is our business, our only business, and a dedication
to providing the best products, knowledge, and
service is our passion.
The Old Radio Fixer-Upper Guy | theoldradiofixerupperguy.com
Have you ever
purchased an antique, collectable Bakelite radio
and received it in the mail packed loose in
a recycled cardboard box - in twenty three pieces?
I've been an old tube radio collector for
going on twenty five years, and I know I've
smashed a few, and received more than a few
smashed in that time. I used to trash the case
and be thankful to salvage the knobs, dial glass
and tubes..... until the Crosley incident.....
It was a D25..... one of Crosley's most
stylish and memorable Bakelite table radios,
and it was mine. Alas, this happened a long
time ago...before the three hundred dollars-for-one-on-
UK Vintage radio Repair & Restoration | vintage-radio.com
Buying sets, spares, data,
tools and test equipment. Buying sets Buying
spares and information Dating sets Tools &
test gear Workshop. Testing and repairing your
valve radio. Disassembly Initial checks and
tests Applying power for the first time Further
electrical work and repairs.
Vintage Electronics | vintage-electronics.com
| Fallston, MD
Purveyor of restorable collectible
radio and audio to the Collector/Restorer internationally
since 1980. Also Tubes, Sams & Used Parts.
Vintage Radio | johnsvintageradio.com
| Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Vintage Radio provides
quality antique radio repair and restoration
of vacuum tube radios made during the 1930's
through the 1950's. In addition to antique tube
radios, we are equipped to repair most vintage
transistor radios, receivers and amplifiers
made during the 1960's and 70's. To learn more
about my antique radio repair and restoration
services, visit my Repair and Restoration pages
Alltubetesters | alltubetesters.com
| 310-323-3281 | Torrance, CA
TV, and Electronic Repair. I specialize in Tube
Tester Repair, Calibration, Upgrades, and refurbishing.
I also provide technical assistance by email
or phone in helping you repair your tube testers.
35 years experience in servicing and calibrating
all makes and models of tube testers!