Monday, August 19, 2019

Some radio history

Today we'll delve into the past. 

I'm not sure how many people visit it, but my website has a historical section

What will you find there? 

Firstly there are some old Dick Smith catalogues, going from the 1970s into the 2000s. Dick Smith Electronics was an Australian electronic reseller who sold just about all the bits that electronic enthusiasts used to build their stuff. They were also the Yaesu dealer for amateur radio equipment in Australia for the better part of 25 years. They tried to grow too big and branched into lower margin but higher volume consumer electronics. Some bad decisions resulted in them shutting shop (after some changes of ownership) a few years back. 

Secondly I look in old magazines to find ads for old Melbourne electronic shops. I go to those addresses to see what's there now. Some of the buildings are still standing. There's some videos on all that. 

Finally there's some links to an archive of old Amateur Radio magazines. And old articles I've written that are now obsolete. 

Happy reading and watching! 

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