The Winter 2021 edition of the CVRS newsletter "Canadian Vintage Radios" is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE where you can download it.

The Christmas 2020 edition of the CVRS newsletter "Canadian Vintage Radios" is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE where you can download it.

At the last Zoom get-together of the CVRS Vancouver Island Network, November 24, Gerry O’Hara (yes, the Editor of “Canadian Vintage Radios”) gave a presentation on stuffing and reproducing vintage electronic capacitors. To the good fortune of everyone interested in vintage radio restoration, Gerry's presentation was recorded and has now been made into a 32 minute video available on the CVRS YouTube Channel.

“Paper Capacitor Stuffing and Reproduction Made Easy” can be viewed at https://youtu.be/m5MozzYXrJA.

Not only will the video serve as a great how-to reference for carrying out this process, but it is guaranteed to reveal at least one technique you have never seen before (or your money back).

So grab your favourite snack and beverage, kick back, and enjoy the best and most informative 32 minutes to be had in recent years!

 

Are you thinking of submitting an item to the Newsletter for publication? We are always interested in publishing articles received from members. Some of the most-read pieces in our Newsletter come from our membership, not from us. We’d be delighted if you’d choose to join that exalted group.

Not sure about things like formats, photos, deadlines? Gerry O’Hara, Editor of Canadian Vintage Radios has prepared some helpful Guidelines for Authors, which are now available online and as a pdf download. Check them out if you are thinking of submitting and help us ensure your articles speedy publication in an upcoming edition of Canadian Vintage Radios.

Want additional information about the process?

 

The Fall 2020 edition of the CVRS newsletter "Canadian Vintage Radios" is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE where you can download it.

What does our newsletter editor do during a summer of curtailed activity resulting from the current pandemic?  He produces a special, 8 page, Bonus August Edition of "Canadian Vintage Radios"! Yet another piece of evidence supporting the old truism "Every cloud has a silver lining."

This bonus edition is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE page where you can download it.

You will want to check out this one! Between August 13 - 19, 2020, Montgomery Auction Services in Blacksfalds, AB, is conducting an online sale of the more than sizeable, personal radio collection of Bill Elmer. Bill was a founding member of the CVRS, and our organization’s first meetings were held in his living room in Edmonton. It is no exaggeration to state that he is one of the reasons the CVRS currently exists. Sadly, Bill died just over a year ago.

Now, over 500 radios from Bill’s personal collection are listed for sale in a timed, online estate auction. You can view the listed items and get more information at https://www.montgomeryauctions.com/listings.asp?id=502

If you are one of the those fortunate to have their bid accepted, you’ll not only be purchasing a choice item from Canada’s vintage radio days, but also a connection to CVRS history.

Happy bidding!

The Summer 2020 edition of the CVRS newsletter "Canadian Vintage Radios" is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE where you can download it.

Two new regional networks have sprung into being because of local interest. One is provincial in its scope reaching all of Saskatchewan; the other covers The Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in Southern Ontario.

You can find the network home pages on our website by clicking on Saskatchewan; and Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe. Both networks are dedicated to helping regional members connect and stay in touch. Both resulted from local member involvement.

During our recent AGM, two attending members stepped forward and agreed to act as network coordinators. Doug Parker, in Qu'Appelle, SK,  fills this post for the SK Network, Dave Chamberlain, in St. Catherines, ON, does the same for the OGH Network.

As for how you, personally, can take advantage: If you are a CVRS member residing in Saskatchewan, please ; if you reside in The Greater Golden Horseshoe, . Both Doug and Dave can have you added to their respective network directories as well as provide you with more information. Both will be able to tell you how to get involved with others in these networks.

We’re hoping all CVRS members in their regions will take advantage of Doug and Dave taking on these roles. The CVRS is committed to facilitating regional networks across Canada. We consider such networks to be highly useful in allowing members to contact others in their areas, either as individuals or clubs. Supporting local vintage electronic organizations is part of the CVRS mandate.

With the addition of Saskatchewan and Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, the national CVRS organization now has five regional networks operating. If you are a member of the CVRS, live in one of these regions, and wish to learn more about or join your CVRS Regional Network, please contact the relevant coordinator to join or receive additional information.

Our other regional networks include: The Atlantic Network, with coordinator Kevin Christoper in Canning, NS, ; the Manitoba Network, with coordinator Grant Sesak in Winnipeg, MB, ; and the Vancouver Island Network, with network coordinator Don White in Nanaimo, BC, .

If any members in other regions want information and/or assistance to create their own CVRS network to serve their area or even special interest group, please contact . We will do our best to assist you setting up.

And take it as given that the CVRS’s mission has now expanded. Think of us as an organization dedicated to bringing fellow enthusiasts together for "... the preservation and sharing of the history and technology used to communicate and entertain in Canada."

The Spring 2020 edition of the CVRS newsletter "Canadian Vintage Radios" is now available to CVRS members. After signing into the website, you can click on this link to the CURRENT ISSUE where you can download it.