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 26th May 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Cyprian Church Hall, 70 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006
Tony Bell's presentation - Topic: "Extracts from a Day in a USA Broadcast Station - 1942".
We will be listening to some sections of On-Air broadcast as they went to air.
Chris Ratcliff's presentation -
Topic: "Restoration of a radio"
Well see "before" and "after" stages of the restoration of an HMV C23 radio including:
What to look for internally - restoring Bakelite - fault finding & problem solving




Future Meetings:



Sunday 30th June 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Home Visit

Details to be announced at a later date



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


This will be our second regular auction of the year - Please visit our "Auctions" page for further details about how these events are organised.
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, or the Auctioneer (Warren Lane) on 0400 272 556


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.