The site was created to preserve the history of NZ radio manufacturing, the brands, the companies and in some cases the characters behind it all. Where possible the idea is to photo-document as many models as possible, with as many details as possible - ideally this will include the schematic, IF frequency and valve compliment so that those servicing or restoring a particular model will have the basic info at hand - of course, for this we need your help. If you have photos, information or service info for a particular model and can share it, please get in touch
* Photos have all been resized to a reasonable size in order to allow those with slower connections to use the site. This may change in the future. Some schematics are hard to read in the confines of the site, but if you right-click and choose open in a new window or tab it should open slightly larger.
Dates are NZ-specific so, for example, the introduction of HMV at /brands/hmv shows a date of approximately 1926 - this is when HMV (New Zealand) Ltd. was formed - not HMV itself, which goes back much further.
This is implemented in a very basic way. First it looks to see if what you looked for is a model code for a radio, and if so it will take you straight there. If there is more than one match then you'll get a list, with exact matches shown in bold. If nothing matches a model number then it will follow the same process but with brand names.
If you are searching for a specific radio, it can be helpful to leave off the end part of the model number. For example if there are three model 5150 variants - 5150P, 5150A and 5150AB (hypothetical) then searching for 5150 will bring all 5150 models up (unless there is only one, or none).