A selection of scanned technical and historic documents and magazine articles that should be of interest to vintage radio collectors etc.
31 files available. Click a row in the table below to download the file. You may download up to 5 different files in a 30 minute period.
If you have anything to add please email paul (at) vintage-radio (dot) info.
|BBC - The Story of Radio||Glyn Worsnip, BBC Radio Show Guidebook October 1988||16.4 MB|
|Battery Eliminator||Construction project by Ray Whitcombe, date and publication unknown||351 KB|
|Care and Maintenance of Accumulators||Broadcaster Service Man's Manual, 1937||156 KB|
|Collecting and Restoring Valve Radios||Paul Stenning. Everyday Practical Electronics Supplement, October 2002||10.2 MB|
|Colossus, The Valve Based Codebreaker||New Electronics January 2001||5.1 MB|
|Conversion 1.4v Superhet to Low Consumption Valves||J. B. Hall, The Radio Constructor||255 KB|
|Converting Battery Portables to Mains Operation||Michael J. Dunn, The Radio Constructor||1.0 MB|
|Economy Measures for All-dry Receivers||R. J. Caborn, Radio Constructor||1018 KB|
|Maplin - The Fascination of Vintage Radio||Geoff Arnold, Maplin Magazine December 1992 to March 1993||13.0 MB|
|Maplin - The Story of Radio||Graham Dixey, Maplin Electronics, date unknown||20.5 MB|
|Modernise That Valve Portable||V, T, Rolfe, The Radio Constructor||1.4 MB|
|New Life for Mains-Battery Portables||G. A. French, The Radio Constructor||1.1 MB|
|Philips Fundumentals of Radio and Electricity||Included with X40 kit. Philips Radionic Products Ltd, 1973||4.9 MB|
|Philips X40 Radio and Electronic Kit Instructions||Philips Radionic Products Ltd, 1973||56.7 MB|
|Philips X40A Amplifier Add-on Kit Instructions||Philips Radionic Products Ltd, 1973||3.6 MB|
|Practical Television - CRT Tester and Rejuvenator||Practical Television, December 1957. Accompanying notes by John Wakely, 2005||211 KB|
|Practical Wireless - A Simple Signal Generator||James Hossack, Practical Wireless, date unknown|
Uses two ECC83 valves
|Practical Wireless - Aligning Without Instruments||Practical Wireless May 1959||500 KB|
|Practical Wireless - Choosing Resistors||Practical Wireless December 1959||610 KB|
|Practical Wireless - Datacard||Resistor and capacitor colour codes etc, May 1983||985 KB|
|Practical Wireless - Servicing 3-Valve Radios||Les Lawry-Johns, Practical Wireless, May 1976||865 KB|
|Radcom etc Technical Index||Technical content from some magazines, mainly Radcom, up to 1991||56 KB|
|Radio and Television Servicing Cumulative Index||1952-1986, Radio and Television Servicing 1986||1.9 MB|
|Story of Defiants||Co-operative News July 1991||625 KB|
|The Evolution of Audio Amplifier Design||John Linsley-Hood, Electronics in Action February to June 1994||3.5 MB|
|The James-Baxandall Passive Tone Control Network||Written and supplied by Ramon Vargas-Patron||735 KB|
|The Magic Lamp||Pete Roberts, Everyday Electronics September 1989||2.0 MB|
|The Mullard 5-Valve 10-Watt Amplifier||Author and Publisher Unknown||5.1 MB|
|The Superheterodyne Receiver||Post Office Telecommunications Educational Pamphlet||5.3 MB|
|Trader - Fault Finding in Receivers||The Wireless Trader September to October 1936||682 KB|
|Wireless World - 50 Years of Progress||Wireless World Golden Jubilee Edition, April 1961||7.6 MB|
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