Gerry O’Hara


Yes, collecting radios can be very addictive… My wife thinks I am trying to compete with the SPARC museum in our basement. I have accumulated around 25 ‘vintage’ radios in the last 3 or 4 years (since I re-kindled my interest in radios after a 20 year haiatus) and am getting a little short on space – looks like its time I threw all the under-used exercise equipment out to make more room! Out of the 25 radios, I think 4 are awaiting restoration and one is part-way through (the Philco 16B I mention elsewhere on the forum). Unfortunately I also have limited time due to having a demanding job, so some projects can take some time to complete (and I tend to get distracted with new projects). Still, I find its a great way to break off from my ‘day job’.

Keep learning… I always am!