October 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm #1171cvrsForum Participant
This is a valuable radio resource. Radiomuseum has over 135,000 radios in their database, and they also have software to upload photos, schematics and photos. There are 55,120 US models and 421 Canadian models. Vitor Oliveira from Portugal has loaded up nearly all Canadian radio models, Thank You Vitor, for your great efforts have helped many Canadian radio collectors.
As we all know Canadian radios have not been as well documented as many of the US models, at least not as far as looking for schematics on the internet is concerned. I encourage anyone who has a bit of time to assist in submitting data to Rmorg, and to use the resource, It is growing rapidly due to a lot hard work from Ernest and Konrad, who have put together a well structured database with refined search engines, as well as many members who have contributed to the combined effort. The webspace and hardware needed to run a resource like this is much more than the CVRS could afford on it’s own.
Just like the CVRS, Radiomuseum relies on it’s members being involved and uploading information and participating , this is a wonderful example how helping each other and networking benefits all concerned.December 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm #1211Robin in KansasForum Participant
I’ve been a contributing member of RMorg since November of 2006. I’ve added nearly 1,000 pictures, over 1,600 model changes, suggestions or additions and one tube that I am REALLY proud of! It’s the Rogers 89RS that took me many months of digging to find. (Thank you, Mr. Found of Grandpa’s Radio Shop!)
It’s a great feeling when I stumble across a model that has nothing listed in RMorg because I feel I’m working with historians trying to get as much information about as many radios as possible before they are all gone.
I’ve contacted many, many sellers on eBay asking for use of their pictures and information for the site. Most don’t have any problem with it, some are very pleased to help and then there are a few who don’t seem to share the preservation gene that most of us have. I’ve got an Excel log with nearly all the models I’ve gotten permission to use and a special list of those who have said I could use anything they ever post on eBay.
The more people we get working on this the sooner we will be able to catalog the remaining radios of our father’s fathers.
Someone else can use the soap box now.
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