If you like antique radio’s or if you happen to have found one that could use some repair you may suddenly find that it can be difficult to locate repair parts. Following are several locations where you may be able to find some antique radio parts in order to repair your radio to working condition.
The first stop on the list is of course eBay. Everyone knows that eBay has a very large variety of antique radio parts to choose from. They have antique military radio parts starting at ten dollars for a variety of parts, and knobs, to name just a few of the antique radio parts that they sell. You may also be able to purchase an antique radio for a reasonable price and use the parts from that. Since it is eBay you are probably aware the inventory available will change daily, so even if you don’t see anything you need one day you are sure to be able to find it the next day. Just remember to thoroughly check out the seller and make sure they have a good reputation before you buy any product from eBay.
If you are not able to find what you are looking for on eBay than you can try, Antique Electronic Supply. They are located at 6221 South Maple, Tempe AZ. The telephone number is 480-820-5411. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Or you can visit their website at www.tubesandmore.com. They have a large variety of parts for you to choose from Just surf their website or call to request a catalog to find the parts that you are looking for. Their prices are usually pretty reasonable as well.
Another website is Antique Radio Grille Cloth Headquarters. This particular site specialized in grille cloths for antique radios. You can visit their website at http://www.grillecloth.com. A few additional websites that you can check out are www.oldradioparts.com (they have vintage radios, tubes, and additional parts), and www.antiqueradio.com.
You may also be able to find several stores in your area that sell antique radio parts. You can start by just looking through your phone book for antique radio shops. You may also be able to find old radios with the parts you need at local yard sales. Even if you find a radio that does not have the part you need you should hold on to it. If you are a collector you never know when the radio you found at a garage sale may come in handy.
By visiting some of the websites above and searching in your local neighborhood you may be able to fix and repair any antique radio that you come across. One final tip is to look for antique radio collector clubs in your area. You may be surprised to find out how many other antique radio enthusiasts live in your area. They may even be willing to trade radio parts with you, and offer tips and advice on how to repair your antique radio.