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 group of the Historical Radio Society of Australia (HRSA.) We are fully affiliated 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.

First South Australian "Life Members" of the HRSA


As many of you will be aware, it was announced at the 2019 AGM that our two stalwarts, Elizabeth and John Cox have both been awarded Life Membership of the HRSA for their outstanding service, dedication and leadership to the club in SA since it was founded.

Recently, Chris Ratcliff called in to have a chat with Elizabeth and John, to find out a bit about them, and to take a few photos of their collection…… Click here to take a look!

Next Meeting:


Saturday 5th December
12:noon (for 12:30pm start)
CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Members and partners are invited to attend the lunch.
Main Course, Dessert and coffee included.
$15.00 per head per members - $25.00 per head for non-members (HRSASA will pay $10.00 per head subsidy for members.)
Bookings essential - Contact Ian Smyth (Secretary) - Payments on the day accepted.

Maid of Auckland Hotel
926 South Road, Edwardstown, 5039

Future Meetings:



Wednesday 13th January
12:00noon (for a 12:30pm start)

Retiree's Lunch
The "Bistro"
Reepham Hotel

The Reepham Hotel is on the south-eastern corner of Churchill and Regency Roads, Prospect


Sunday 31st January 2021
1:00pm to 3:30pm

My Biggest Lemon…. or, Bad Radio Day!
Opposite to September meeting! Presentations by 6 members who will introduce their LEAST favourite radio, or amplifier, or valve-based piece of technology. Why do they dislike it? What makes it unique? They have 10 minutes each, plus question time from you. This could be a hilarious afternoon!!
National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111



Sunday 28th February 2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Regular Club Auction
Please contact Ian Smyth (Secretary) or Warren Lane (Auctioneer) to book a table. No more that 20 items per table please!
To be held at the National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111


Wednesday 10th March
12:00noon (for a 12:30pm start)
Retiree's Lunch
The "Bistro"
Reepham Hotel

The Reepham Hotel is on the south-eastern corner of Churchill and Regency Roads, Prospect



Sunday 14th March
1:00pm to 4:00pm
“Instruction Day”
A special half-day workshop as we did last year. This is specially designed for members with minimal experience at valve-technology restoration who would like to learn more. Three workstations will be set up with an experienced member as the "Tutor". Each workstation Tutor will take 3 or 4 "students" and work with them on their restoration projects which could be a radio, amplifier, turntable, portable radio or piece of test-equipment etc.
The HRSASA store will be open for purchases; spares etc.
(
NOTE: This is Not a regular club meeting, but a special workshop open to members who are interested in signing up for tuition.)
Contact Ian Smyth (Secretary) to book one of the 12 places ONLY that are available to participants.
Venue will be at the home of one of our members
Details to be sent directly to the participants closer to the day.


Sunday 28th March
1:00pm to 4:00pm
One Valve or One Transistor Radio Building Project
Bring along your construction that started in September 2019! Check it for clarity of sound; number of stations received and overall appearance.
If you are interested in building a
one-valve radio, click here for some great designs, or
For some great designs for building a
one transistor radio, click here.
To be held at the National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111


Sunday 2nd May (NOTE: Not 25th April - Anzac Day)
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Visit to ETSA Employee’s Museum
Initial visit to see how we might contribute to their Museum in the future (eg/ cleaning; sorting; identifying; and labelling radios in their collection?)
Sir Thomas Playford ETSA Museum
31-33 Broughton Avenue, Kurralta Park

Wednesday 12th May
12:00noon (for a 12:30pm start)

Retiree's Lunch
The "Bistro"
Reepham Hotel

The Reepham Hotel is on the south-eastern corner of Churchill and Regency Roads, Prospect


Sunday 30th May
1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Home Visit
Visit to the home of one of our members to view their collection.
Venue to be announced to members closer to the event.


Sunday 27th June
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Technical Film Day
A dip into the archives to see and hear how things were done in the past and how we have progressed. A mix of film; video and sound artefacts.
To be held at the National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111



Wednesday 14th July
12:00noon (for a 12:30pm start)

Retiree's Lunch
The "Bistro"
Reepham Hotel

The Reepham Hotel is on the south-eastern corner of Churchill and Regency Roads, Prospect


Sunday 25th July
1:00pm to 4:00pm

AGM and Auction
Annual General Meeting of the SA Group including the Election of Office-Bearers and presentation of the Accounts.
To be held at the National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111

Sunday 29th August
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audiophiles Day
As we saw last year, there are a group of keen Hi-Fi and Amplifier builders in our group. This day is a chance for them to demonstrate their skills.
To be held at the National Military Vehicle Museum
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh SA 5111





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