The Old Radio Builder

Old Radio Builders Drawing

  This site is dedicated to those who enjoy building radios and other
 electronic devices using parts and techniques from bygone eras.


Vintage Homebrew Projects
Modern Homebrew Projects
Our Club
For Sale
About Me

Welcome to the Old Radio Builder.  The theme of this site is "old radio", however, it is not limited to just "old" or "radio".  It includes all homebrew projects as long as they pertain to electronics.

Here, you can see some of my projects, as well as those by some other very talented folks, that are complete or in the works.

There is a Vintage page for older technology such as crystal radios and vacuum tube projects.  Everything else will be found on the  Modern  page.

The Restorations page has some photos of vintage factory-built items that have been restored, along with tips and case stories.  

Our Club is the official home page for the Louisville Electronic Hombrewers Club where you can meet the members and see the projects they are currently working on. 

On the Information page you can find lots of advice on how to build vintage looking homebrew and where to find or how to build the parts and materials you will need to make it look authentic. 

You can follow Links to some of the similar websites that I think are well worth visiting. 

From time to time, I have some one-of-a-kind projects, restorations or old parts that I will put up for sale on the For Sale page. 

Visit About Me and read the "When I was a kid" story for some chuckles. 

Finally, go to the Contact page to find out how to share information or just ask questions.

Thanks for visiting,

Mike, KB4YJ

"The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a
source of hope.  Love of the past implies faith in the future."
Stephen Ambrose (1936 - 2002)

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by
 the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success...
 Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."
Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943)

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