November 24, 2017

FAQ and Resources

The following information is provided as a service to our members.   Any vendors noted here are not “endorsed” by HVRA nor are their products.   Any transactions made with these vendors are between the individual and the vendor.   HVRA, its officers nor its members are responsible.

This information is primarily focused on resources local to Houston and Texas.

Where Can I get my old radio repaired?  As someone that is interested in Vintage Radios or electronics in general you should primarily consider joining our club and visiting with us at our monthly meetings.  As such you may find that you would like to tackle the repair of you radio on your own.   However, if this is not something you would consider doing the following resources are lcoal to the Houston area and do offer repair services.

Vintage Sounds, http://vintagesoundshouston.com/
10910 Old Katy Rd., 77043. Tubes, parts, records, etc. open Fri. Sat. & Sun.

Allen’s Speaker Repair, 919 W. 19th St. Houston (713) 862-274  (speakers only)

 

Where Can I get parts for to help with my restoration?  Again, attending our club meetings will help locate parts for your sets but the following companies also stock supplies that can assist.

EPO (Electronic Parts Outlet), 3753 Fondren Rd., Houston 77063 (713) 784-0140 www.epohouston.com

ACE Electronics, 3210 Antoine Dr., Houston 77092 (713) 688-8114 www.ace4parts.com

I’m not local to Houston.  Are there other Antique/Vintage radio clubs in Texas?   Yes there are and you can find information below.

Vintage Radio & Phonograph Society (VRPS)
 http://www.vrps.org/

Texas Antique Radio Club TARC
https://www.facebook.com/TXARC

Texas Panhandle Vintage Radio Society (TPVRS)
Eloy A. Heras
4086 Business Park Dr.
Amarillo, TX 79110

Are there any Houston Area museums that have displays related to Radio History or Technology in General?  Yes, there are the below list is a “work in progress”.

“The Edington Family Museum of Atwater Kent Radios” – 
is now available at www.atwaterkentsrus.com. Jimmy Edington is a long time antique radio collector specializing in the history of A. Atwater Kent and the history of the Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company. The Museum, located in Silsbee, Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston, is in a beautifully restored hotel where Jimmy has re-purposed the hallways and the individual rooms to house his collection in a well thought out chronological order of the development of AK radios, speakers and advertisements. Jimmy was an original member of HVRA when it was founded in November of 1978. Jimmy was also the second President of HVRA. Please contact Jimmy at: 337-476- 4328 or atwaterkentsrus@gmail.com .and make arrangements to visit “The Edington Family Museum”……you will not be disappointed.