Any long term enthusiast of hobby radio would have had more than a few pieces of equipment in their lifetime and while some never give away or sell the older models when they upgrade there are some who take collecting them to a whole new level.
Radio as a hobby is an infectious thing with those who start in one aspect of it usually trying at least one of the other sides and this is reflected in the huge collections that are displayed online.
Below are two of my favorite website stocked to the brim with vintage radios, enjoy.
Radio Heaven by Ron Lawrence
With over 40 years of constant radio collecting under his belt Ron Lawrence has built up a massive amount of equipment and he’s not shy about showing it off either. Plenty of big pictures on his site with some great views of his store rooms along with a timeline and story on individual radios.
The portrait of a man who’s passion for radio is completely summed up the moment you see the picture on his websites front page with him sat in the middle of radios from his collection.
Jim’s Antique Radio Museum
Run by another long term radio collector this site has a nice amount of single radio pictures along with shelves of radios displayed on the main radio museum page. Getting around it is made relatively easy from a menu on the left broken down into general radio types.
Once you’ve exhausted everything this website has to offer just go to the links page for jump off points to other excellent radio collection sites.
The one thing you’ll find with many of these older radio sites is they were built using good old fashion HTML code back in the day before content management systems like WordPress were released onto the world.
This can make navigating around them a bit of a challenge but worth it to dig through and find all the lovely vintage radio pictures. Just a word of warning that some of the websites listed here have audio on giving a slight shock if you have your computers speakers turned on 🙂
These are my favorites but there are many more legacy websites out there full of vintage radio gear and places like Flickr or even eBay that have a host of radio pictures.