|Here are some of my AM
radios. My collection is of Australian manufacturers who
mostly all disappeared from the market with the
introduction of FM broadcasting in 1975. The
manufacturers lobbied the government to introduce FM on
the UHF band which would have given them a supply
monopoly. When the decision was made to use the
international VHF band, and the government slashed the import tariffs, they could not compete with the
These radios generally have all the station callsigns for one or two states printed on the dial and some method of changing the dial for the other states. The early models were still built like valve radios with point-to-point wiring. Printed circuit boards came later.
If you have more than a passing interest in old radios, why not join the Historical Radio Society of Australia (HRSA). Click here to go to their web site.
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