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Australasian Radio World Magazine (Periodical); Sydney, NSW

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Name: Australasian Radio World Magazine (Periodical); Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: austral-rw
Products: Model types

Australasian Radio World Magazine

Editorial offices;

  • 214 George Street, Sydney NSW. (1936 -1939)
  • 117 Reservoir Street Sydney, NSW (1940-1946)
  • 336 Waverley Road, East Malvern, VIC (1946–1950)

Managing Editors;

  •  A Earl Read B.Sc. (1936 – 1940)
  •  A.G. Hull (1940 – 1950)


Australasian Radio World was a monthly magazine published from May 1936 to December 1950 that covered Amateur radio, radio projects and listener’s technical articles. It was circulated in both Australia and New Zealand.


Founded: 1936
Closed: 1950

They published many radio projects utilising parts manufactured by RCS Radio Pty. Ltd., Crown Radio Products Pty. Ltd.Radiokes and other Australian manufacturers. These projects were then advertised as Kitsets by the parts manufacturers and resellers such as Fox & Mac Gillycuddy Pty. Ltd.Vealls and in New Zealand by F.J.W. Fair & Co.

Sadly no credit is given to most of the designers of these Kitset projects.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  36 Empire Shortwave Three [1936] 1C4  Shortwave regenerative receiver designed by the staff of Australasian Radio World to cover... 
AUS  37 Empire All-Wave Three [1937] 1C4  Shortwave regenerative receiver designed by the staff of Australasian Radio World. It w... 
AUS  39 Falcon Dual-Wave Four 1A7G  Dual-band kitset 4 valve battery superhet radio using the Radiokes DAU-1B dual-wave coil u... 
AUS  40 De Luxe Fidelity Eight for 1940 6U7G  Incorporates dual-band tuning unit and twin triode push-pull audio output stage. Power ... 
AUS  36 Sky-Cruiser Four 1C4  4 valve, battery powered TRF with regeneration and leaky grid detection designed by the st... 
AUS  36 Sky-Cruiser Four with Push-Pull Audio Output 1C4  5 valve, battery powered TRF with regeneration, leaky grid detection and Class B audio out... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Editor change AE Read to AG Hull, February 1940. Australasian Radio World, Feb 1, 1940, page 4.tbn_aus_austral_rw_address_change_dec_1_1939_p1.jpg
Address change, 214 George Street, Sydney to 117 Reservoir Street Sydney, NSW. Australasian Radio World, Dec 1, 1939, page 1.tbn_aus_radiow_address_change_dec_1_1939_p1.jpg