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Shortwave Radio Museum, Bangalore

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udaykalburgi

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Bangalore
Hello,

On " World Radio day 13th February 2021" I opened my small radio museum. " Short Wave Radio Museum and Knowledge Centre", dedicated to my Guru, Sri Pandu Rajan, The museum inaugurated by Sri Sri HH Padmanabha Varma of Travancore Royal Family. He is a keen fan of Radios. He is another force behind me to open the museum,
This is with 110 radios, catalogued, restored and has another 60+ radios, which are in the restoration process, Radios from 1928 to 1970, unique radios are displayed. Most of the radios are with large wooden cabinet and are restored with original components bought from Holland, USA, Australia. Rare radios like Pilot G774B a tombstone 1934, HMV 655 - 1934-35 set with chain tuning, Phillips BX998A a giant radio, and Westinghouse, Grundig, RCA, Pilot UK, Bush London, PYE London, Phillips Holland, Mullard UK, HMV, most of the radios are of 1934 - 1945. British Army radios of 1940, army communication boards and so many valuable and rare items. Also Philips India, National Ekco, Telerad, Bush India, and many more.
Redesigned museum and restoration workshop, gives a great feeling to study hard on the radios. Complete with wood working for cabinets, painting, the workshop will expand later.
Few pictures, as I could not post the same earlier, -

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mahaaprasaad

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Dec 14, 2012
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217
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63
Location
Bangalore
Great and commendable work sir. Eagar to visiting your Museum. Waiting for this pandemic lockdown period over. BTW, what is the Workshop you are mentioning about and its schedule?
 

SachinChavan

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113
Location
Thane, Mumbai
Great initiative, Uday! Your passion and dedication is exemplary and with this museum others can now sample its fruits. May I suggest an online presence as well - like a YouTube Channel or website where people across the world can get to see, read, and also hear samples of those beauties playing?

Best wishes for the museum and your further restorations.
 

Bhaskar Jyoti Talapatra

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Feb 7, 2018
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470
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93
Location
Kolkata
I can't find any word to praise your endeavour. Radio museum is a unique concept to me atleast and fascinating too. Actually those who were born in 50's, 60's, or 70's radio happened to be the common media to them. Till date I can remember the nice programmes broadcast by the AIR in 70's in my childhood. Kudos to your endeavour.
Regards
 

Nitin K

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Messages
1,210
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Location
India
Hello,

On " World Radio day 13th February 2021" I opened my small radio museum. " Short Wave Radio Museum and Knowledge Centre", dedicated to my Guru, Sri Pandu Rajan, The museum inaugurated by Sri Sri HH Padmanabha Varma of Travancore Royal Family. He is a keen fan of Radios. He is another force behind me to open the museum,
This is with 110 radios, catalogued, restored and has another 60+ radios, which are in the restoration process, Radios from 1928 to 1970, unique radios are displayed. Most of the radios are with large wooden cabinet and are restored with original components bought from Holland, USA, Australia. Rare radios like Pilot G774B a tombstone 1934, HMV 655 - 1934-35 set with chain tuning, Phillips BX998A a giant radio, and Westinghouse, Grundig, RCA, Pilot UK, Bush London, PYE London, Phillips Holland, Mullard UK, HMV, most of the radios are of 1934 - 1945. British Army radios of 1940, army communication boards and so many valuable and rare items. Also Philips India, National Ekco, Telerad, Bush India, and many more.
Redesigned museum and restoration workshop, gives a great feeling to study hard on the radios. Complete with wood working for cabinets, painting, the workshop will expand later.
Few pictures, as I could not post the same earlier, -

PEACE
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Great work Sir. Reminds me of the huge Philips radio we had with the lit up display. Brings back some nice nostalgic memories.
 

zero7

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Mar 13, 2021
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Location
Bangalore
Great job sir. Can you please share the address of your museum and visiting hours.?Would like to visit when this pandemic situation is over
 

Arvind Singh Lodhi

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Location
New Delhi
I have very fond memories of listening to Murphy transistor radio bought by my father somewhere in 1967-68. Listening to Bianca Geetmala at 8pm on Wednesdays or listening to Urdu Service of all India Radio or listening to BBC news on shortwave daily was like regular routine.
Great initiative indeed.
 
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