Historical Radio Society Of Australia

South Australian Group

A Message from the President of the Historical Radio Society of Australia (South Australian Group)



Welcome to the website of the South Australian division of the Historical Radio Society of Australia (HRSA.) We are a fully affiliated group within the national organisation, with the parent society formed in the Australian State of Victoria in 1982. Our South Australian group had its origins in the late 1980s and has steadily grown ever since. Click here to go to the new National Website.

What's coming up?


NEW IN 2019 - Our treasurer has pointed out that our bank balance has been steadily decreasing because we have held a number of events that have been subsidised and we have not been bringing in sufficient funds to replace the money that we need to cover the costs of our regular expenses. One of those is the hiring fee for using the St. Cyprian Church Hall for our regular meetings. In 2019 we will be asking for a gold coin donation at all meetings to be held at the hall this year. This will not be policed and members who have not donated a coin will not be punished or banned from the meetings, but we do hope that all members understand our need to cover all our costs.

Next Meeting:




Sunday 28th July 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
HRSASA Annual General Meeting and Members Auction
St. Cyprian Church Hall, 70 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

This will be our second regular auction of the year - Please visit our "Auctions" page for further details about how these events are organised.
Bookings for tables at this Auction are now closed as we have a full compliment.


Future Meetings:




Sunday 25th August - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Building Valve Amplifiers and HiFi Equipment
St. Cyprian Church Hall, 70 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5006
This will be a group presentation by 4 of our members who will present different perspectives on amp design. They are:
Miles Essery - Will demonstrate some of his amps and talk about his journey from early home-builds to some very sophisticated HiFi's
Warren Lane - Hopefully will show us some of his hand-wound transformers, but will focus on the "Single ended Triode - Zero Negative Feedback" amplifier.
Greg Lamey - Wants to concentrate on old technology with "garden variety" components. He's going to demonstrate "1945 Push-Pull Triode connected 807's with Lots of Negative Feedback."
Alan Martin - One of our newer members will show us some of the designs he's been working on and demonstrate some of his home-builds, and his problem-solving techniques, as he did at one of our meetings last year.



Sunday 29th September - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sale Day - This is NOT an Auction, but a fixed price sale of items
St. Cyprian Church Hall, 70 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5006
This sale day last year was a big success - Members sold many completed projects and quality test equipment; LP records and other items associated with our hobby.
If you would like to book a table to sell your wares, please get in early and ring the Secretary (Victor Besz) on 0414-620-544


Sunday 27th October - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Visit to the home of our Auctioneer, Warren Lane
Details (including address) will be sent to members by email
We will be looking at Warren's extensive collection of amplifiers and radios and check out his extensive workshop.

The information provided in this site is based on information supplied by the HRSA (unless otherwise specified), and is intended only as an introduction and guide to the HRSA for the range of available products, items and services for its own financial members.