Welcome to the Cincinnati Antique Radio Society Website!

Resources

 The following Vendors and references are to help take some of the guess work out of your hobby as well as make it easier for you to access clubs, parts and be aware of the swap meet that may be in your area or just a pleasant drive away.
Reference Materials:

Antique Radio Classified - This a great monthly magazine with classified ads as well as club and swap meet information.  The articles range from historic value to helpful hints.
http://www.antiqueradio.com/ 

Radio Attic Archives - This is the place to find a picture of the radio you are trying to restore.  Do you have a radio that is special to you?  If it isn't already shown on the website, send in a picture for them to display. 
http://www.radioatticarchives.com/ 

Nostalgia Air - Rider's schematics, very nicely indexed.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/

Thomas R. Sammon - Free Beitman's Schematics, Full Rider's Volumes, Additional Resources
http://silverslingshot.com/

Frank's Electron Tube Data Sheets - when you need that original spec sheet with characteristic curves for the 071a (or just about any other tube you can think of...)
http://frank.pocnet.net/

The Boat Anchor Manual Archive - Schematics for that new piece of test equipment you found at the swap meet (excluding Heathkit)
http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/

More test equipment manuals and schematics, INCLUDING some Heathkit stuff
http://www.mods.dk/manual.php

Downloadable Tube Electronics Textbooks - free downloads
http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm

Services:  Stumped?  Need help or just want a radio fixed? 

Ron Ramirez IS Mr. Philco.  His website is a comprehensive statement on all things 'Philco.'   He provides resources, history and even a forum for Philco aficionados and general collectors alike!
http://www.philcoradio.com/

Doug Smith also offers repair services, particularly cabinet repair and refinishing...
doug.smith@roadrunner.com

Places to go:  See Calendar of Events for swap meets.

Museum of Radio and Technology - Located in Huntingburg, VA - a must see!  Their website gives you only a glimpse of what a treat you are in for!  They hold swap meets several times a year at the facility. Local antique stores and eateries add to this experience. 
http://www.ohio.edu/people/postr/mrt/

Este's Auctions - Specializing in high quality antique/vintage radio
http://www.estesauctions.com/

Parts:

General Suppliers:

Antique Electronic Supply - Tubes, Grill Cloth, Specialty Adhesives, Power Transformers, Plastic Polish - you get the idea...
http://www.tubesandmore.com/

Radio Daze - Specializing in antique radio supplies.
http://www.radiodaze.com/

Radiola Guy - lots of different parts, supplies and reference materials
http://www.radiolaguy.com/forSale.htm

Playthings of the Past - Another souce of hard-to-find parts
http://www.oldradioparts.com/

Capacitors:

Just Radios - Capacitors and resistors for tube radios, hard-to-find values and voltages, including pre-WWII values...
http://www.justradios.com/

Bob's Antique Radios and Electronics - Capacitors, dial cords, pilot lamps
http://www.radioantiques.com/

Vacuum Tubes:

Jim Cross' excellent vacuum tube store...
http://www.vacuumtubesinc.com/

Hard-to-find vacuum tubes
http://www.vacuumtubes.net/

Knobs, Pushbuttons:

Radio Knobs - Julie has a wide variety of knobs, plastic and wooden,  If you can't make it to one of the many swap meets that she attends, send her a picture of your radio and she will match you up! 
radiopup@bellsouth.net

Renovated Radios - Reproduction rubber and plastic parts (knobs, levers, pushbuttons, grommets, chassis mounts, etc.)
http://www.renovatedradios.com/parts.html

Old Time Replications - Specializing in Philco knobs, pushbuttons, and escutcheons
http://www.antiqueradioknobs.com/

Other Stuff:

New Radio B-Batteries, hard-to-find batteries
http://www.batterycountry.com/ShopSite/specialty-cell.html

Reproduction portable battery packs - look just like the originals - for Zenith Transoceanics and everything else
batterymaker@gmail.com

Mark Palmquist - Reproduction dial covers
http://jmpalm.home.mindspring.com/

West-Tech Services - Reproduction dial covers (1200 types), turntable parts/repair
http://www.west-techservices.com/index.htm

Sound Remedy - Loudspeaker reconing and repair services
http://www.soundremedynj.com/

John's Vintage Radio - Loudspeaker reconing, general radio repair
http://www.johnsvintageradio.com/index.html

Radio Backs - beautiful laser-cut radio backs for hundreds of radio models
http://www.retro-tronics.com/
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