This book is a collection of previously published magazine articles contributed by George Newlands ZL2AG for the NZ Vintage Radio Society. Some of his writing has also been published worldwide and in the NZART Break In magazine.
Random Thoughts on Vintage Radio reflects his life-long fascination with servicing and restoring vintage radio receivers.
The book consists of 38 chapters (240 pages). It includes a diverse range of thoughts such as “Collecting –the disease we all share”, “Valve life and reliability”, “Servicing a Valve Chassis”, and “Disposal of a collection”, to name but a few.
There are numerous detailed technical notes accompanied with sketches and circuit diagrams written in his quirky and matter of fact style.
Recommended reading for vintage radio enthusiasts, or an ideal gift to someone you know who would appreciate a “real” book
Random Thoughts on Vintage Radio By RG Newlands Price: $29
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Several members of Branch 50 NZART left Wellington early on Saturday morning, 27 March 2021, by car for Wanganui.
The trip included a visit to the Wanganui Market, lunch at a cafe in the downtown area, and a visit to the Wanganui Vintage Radio Museum (https://vintageradiomuseum.co.nz/). The group returned to Wellington later in the day.
Over 500 old radios were on display
The collection now numbers over 500 valve and battery radios ranging in age from 1918 through to the late 1940’s.
The Committee decided that we should again enter Jock White National Field Day after a break in 2020. This was a relaxed affair. Malcolm ZL2UDF organised the use of Kaiwharawhara Park (accessed off the Hutt Road) from Wellington City Council. This site was used in the 1990s by the club, before we moved to Athletic Park (no more) and then to Quartz Hill.
We secured the venue from 1pm on Saturday to 1pm on Sunday. John ZL2XJ organised equipment and set up/close down. Six members turned out.