Updated April 2, 2023
This page had been neglected for several years, and some of the links were broken. I've gone through them and updated them.

Note that sites denoted with an asterisk * have disappeared from the Internet, and the link now points to the last complete (or nearly complete) backup on's Wayback Machine.


Antique Radio Forums - A forum devoted to collecting and restoration of antique radios.

The New RadioBoard - A forum for homebrew radio builders. This site was created by members of Dave Schmarder's Radioboard forum after Dave's original forum was lost.

Personal & Non-Commercial Websites:

* Birmingham Crystal Radio Group - Host of several popular DX contests.

Cool386's Australian Site of Vintage Technology - Some interesting vacuum tube FM receiver projects as well as other electronics projects.

* Crystal Radio Set Systems: Design, Measurement and Improvement (by Ben Tongue) - A collection of excellent articles about obtaining optimum performance from crystal radios.

Crystal Radio - Stay Tuned Darryl Boyd's Crystal Radio site. Just about every resource you'll ever need for crystal radios.

* Dave’s Homemade Radios - Dave Schmarder’s site highlighting his homebrew radio projects. - Dick Kleijer's excellent site, in Dutch and English. Lots of technical information and radio projects. - An excellent source of radio & electronics theory, from elementary to advanced.

Harry’s Hombrew Page - Lots of interesting radio and other electronics by Harry Lythall SM0VPO. - An interesting collection of vacuum tube projects and information on space charge tubes and compactron tubes.

Mike’s Electric Stuff - A fascinating site devoted to odd and obscure electronics including all things high voltage: Tesla coils, NIXIEs, Geissler tubes etc.

The Sparkbench - Vintage commercial radios, and beautifully crafted homebrew receivers.

* Tom's Designer Radios - Works of art that happen to be functional radios.

Tube Pocket Portable Radio Projects - A Japanese site (with some pages in English) devoted to homebrew pocket sized radios made with vacuum tubes. This is the site, more than any other, that inspired me to build low parts count vacuum tube receivers.

Commercial Websites:

Midnight Science - Hard to find parts and kits for homebrew radio builders

Pacific TV - Canadian source for vacuum tubes, and free tech-info downloads for vintage Canadian electronics.

Sphere Research - A source of electronic parts including CRTs, vacuum tubes, obsolete semiconductors, NIXIE and other numeric display tubes, as well as lots of free technical literature.

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This page last updated: April 2, 2023