our web address and our e-mail link.
Major revision for
Improvements to clarity, readability and visual presentation.
publications are now listed and described on BOOKS above. There is
also a link on the BOOKS page to our eBook 'Restoring Valve Radios' for
those looking for a book download via email.
GUIDE IN BRIEF
This is a big site
and the buttons on the
top navigation lead to very many other pages of related information, theory,
practical hints, book sales, reading suggestions, web links,
history, personalities, restoration... and more. IMPORTANT: Don't neglect
the links where given on pages or you will miss much.
Qualified in Radio, TV and colour TV
servicing, I worked in the rental TV trade and educational television programme
production before training as a Design and Technology teacher, after which I taught technology in all its forms for many
years before retirement in the summer of 2001. In between times, I gained a
degree and ran my
own retail TV, video and Hi-Fi shop and servicing business.
I've had articles
published in 'TELEVISION', 'RADIO BYGONES', 'EVERYDAY PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS' and other magazines and my book,
'Design & Technology:
Electronic Products for GCSE', is published by First & Best Ltd.
My book 'Vintage Radios' is published by Crowood publications Ltd.
ARE VERY WELCOME TO E-MAIL YOUR ENQUIRY (see foot of this page), BUT... please read the FAQ page first:
your question may already be answered.
the website and thanks for visiting. TONY THOMPSON BSc., Cert.Ed., CGLI,
Service information and
The data is priced as low as possible and the costs only reflect the work
entailed in preparation. Advice is
free, so there’s no need
to work 'blind'. Although I will always try to help in the best way I can, I
cannot accept responsibility for the result of any action carried out as a
result of my suggestions. After all, I can't be beside you when you are working
on a radio. Safety must always be a prime consideration, as valve equipment
usually has potentially lethal voltage levels and current availability.
Click on 'SEARCH TIPS'
for a guide to receiver identification
on 'CIRCUIT DATA' then CIRCUIT ORDER' for ordering details.
CARE, WORK SAFELY. PLEASE READ THE 'SAFETY' PAGE
PLEASE NOTE that we NO LONGER SEND BY POST.
taken by email only, sent by email to your return email address.
Payments by PAYPAL only.
The extensive range
of circuit data available by post covers valve and early transistor equipment
and includes radio, TV, car radio, record players, radiograms and tape
recorders. If you can't find the set you want in the lists, it may be possible to help or suggest an alternative source.
cannot supply components and valves
but see the Links pages for people who do, or E-mail for advice.
The book 'Restoring Valve Radios'
is now available only in eBOOK form, to purchase by email at £9
each (pay by Paypal). This is sent as a download, via your email
(broadband is preferable) and readable/printable by Acrobat Reader. For
further details of this useful offer, click on 'BOOKS'
in the top navigation and find the eBOOK link.
Don't forget that we also offer a vast
archive of radio circuit data, all available at a very low cost. Unlisted
but available is TV data. Enquiries invited.
contact Vintage Radio World by email:
the 'at' with '@')
pdate March 2014. Please