2001 CLUB COMPETITION

The rules were:

  • Any one valve may be used, including more than one electron stream as long as they are in the one envelope.
  • A separate semi-conductor detector diode (but not a second valve) may be used.
  • The receiver must be submitted for judging with its own power source and headphones or speaker.
  • It may be powered by battery or mains. If powered by mains power, the mains wiring should be such that it is inaccessable while the set is operating and the chassis must be earthed to the mains plug earth pin.
  • If the receiver is considered unsafe by the judges it will be disqualified.
  • The power supply may contain valves.
  • The receiver may tune more than one band, but it will be judged on its performance on the broadcast band (550Khz to 1600Khz).
  • A circuit diagram and explanation of the controls must be supplied.
  • All receivers will be judged as follows:
    • On air performance - 40 points
    • Construction technique - 30 points
    • Appearance - 30 points
  • The "On Air Performance" will take into account the type of circuit and award points accordingly, ie: a TRF will be judged on its performance as such and not judged against a Regen or Superhet receiver (there is a challenge for the judges).

The Judges

The judges - Matthew Weatherley, Gil Long, and Peter Hadgraft - had a hard job to decide the winners
The judges hard at work

The Winners

Kevin Apps 1st, Keith Hoffman 2nd, Matthew Weatherley 3rd
Brian Reid's radio was voted the Most Popular Radio by the members

The Entries

Radio 1 - Kevin Apps
Radio 2 - Kevin Apps [ First Prize ]
Radio 2 - Kevin Apps - rear view
Radio 3 - Frank Sinko
Radio 3 - Frank Sinko - rear view
Radio 4 - Frank Sinko
Radio 4 - Frank Sinko - rear view
Radio 5 - Matthew Weatherley
Radio 6 - Matthew Weatherley [ Third Prize ]
Radio 7 - Matthew Weatherley
Radio 7 - Matthew Weatherley - inside view
Radio 8 - Matthew Weatherley
Radio 8 - Matthew Weatherley - inside view
Radio 9 - Rex Newsome
Radio 9 - Rex Newsome - rear view
Radio 10 - Rob Webb
Radio 10 - Rob Webb - rear view
Radio 11 - Rob Webb
Radio 11 - Rob Webb - rear view
Radio 12 - Ken Riddings
Radio 12 - Ken Riddings - rear view
Radio 13 - Roland Clark
Radio 13 - Roland Clark - rear view
Radio 14 - Norm Bull
Radio 15 - Warwick Strain
Radio 16 - Ray Creighton
Little Jim 2 (Battery Version) using a 1 valve design from Australian Radio and Hobbies January 1947
Radio 17 - Leister Coulthard
Radio 17 - Leister Coulthard - inside view
Radio 18 - No entry
Radio 19 - Fred Clark
Radio 20 - Brian Reid [ Most Popular Prize ]
Radio 20 - Brian Reid - inside view
Radio 21 - Keith Hoffmann [ Second Prize ]