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 a fully affiliated group within the national organisation, which was 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. The National organisation has its own website, you can Click here to go to the new National Website.

First South Australian "Life Members" of the HRSA



It is with great sadness that we announce that John Cox passed away on Monday 7th February 2022 . We will miss him greatly and fondly remember his cheery disposition and his great love and devotion to Elizabeth. For many years, right up to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, John and Elizabeth provided all the tea, coffee and refreshments at our meetings. Vale John.

In 2019, just before the outbreak of COVID-19, our Immediate Past-President, 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:



Sunday 26th June
1:00pm to 3:30pm

WOODEN RADIO RESTORATION (Part 2)
Our Member, Peter Howard will lead us through his professional methods of stripping, sanding, repairing veneers and French polishing techniques
To be held at:
St Cyprian Church Hall
70, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5007


Future Meetings:




Wednesday 13th July
12 Noon (for a 12:30 start)

MEMBER’S LUNCHEON
Formerly known as the "Retirees" Luncheon, it is open to non-retirees and partners of members
To be held at:
The Reepham Hotel, 273 Churchill Road, Prospect, SA, 5082


Sunday 31st July
1:00pm to 4:00pm

AGM and AUCTION
AGM and election of Office bearers for 2022-23 followed by a regular club Auction
To be held at:
St Cyprian Church Hall
70, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5007



Sunday 28th August
1:00pm to 3:30pm
EDDYSTONE TRANSCEIVERS - "SHOW & TELL" - PLUS A BOOK SALE
Members who have any model of Eddystone are invited to bring them along and talk about their history, restoration and performance
To be held at:
St Cyprian Church Hall
70, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5007


Wednesday 14 September
12noon (for 12:30pm start)
MEMBER'S LUNCHEON
Formerly known as the "Retirees" Luncheon, it is open to non-retirees and partners of members
To be held at:
The Earl of Leicester Hotel, 85 Leicester Street, Parkside, SA, 5063


Sunday 25th September
1:00pm to 3:30pm

AUDIOPHILES DAY - HOME VISIT
This meeting is the re-scheduled visit to Warren Lane’s home that was postponed from last year - It will feature Warren's collection of valve HiFi Amplifiers and his collection of broadcast radios
To be held at:
The address will be given directly to members closer to the date.


Sunday 30th October
1:00pm to 4:00pm

CLUB AUCTION
This will be a regular auction - Members wishing to book a table (max. 20 items) please contact the Secretary in advance.
To be held at:
St Cyprian Church Hall
70, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5007


Wednesday 12th November
12 Noon (for a 12:30 start)

MEMBER’S LUNCHEON
Formerly known as the "Retirees" Luncheon, it is open to non-retirees and partners of members
To be held at:
The Reepham Hotel, 273 Churchill Road, Prospect, SA, 5082


Sunday 27th November
1:00pm to 3:30pm
"ASTOR" BRAND RADIOS - "SHOW & TELL" - PLUS A BOOK SALE
Members who have any model of ASTOR Radio are invited to bring them along and talk about their history, restoration and performance
To be held at:
St Cyprian Church Hall
70, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5007


Saturday 10th December
12 noon (for a 12:30 start)

CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Our annual Christmas Luncheon - Wives and partners are very welcome to attend
To be held at:
The "Maid of Auckland" Hotel
926 South Road, Edwardstown, SA, 5039


















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