Recently we had a donation of a Vidor C.N. 436 valve portable radio. This set, made in 1957 is one of only two types of valve portable radio's which had the new FM band. The other type was manufactured by Ever Ready. Our example is new, unused, complete with original box, guarantee, instructions and circuit diagram. It even has the mains adaptor to allow it to run at home thus conserving the (expensive) battery.
On a regular basis, a local Radio Amateur group visit the Museum on our open days and special events. We now have our Museum call sign GB0WIW.
The amateurs are contacting many other amateurs around the world from their new base here at the Museum.
Here is an artistic interpretation of a radio constructed and designed by our collector and founder David Jones around twenty years ago. The case was made of a domestic saucepan and all dials and knobs were purchased in Woolworths in Denbigh. The artist, Awena Jones is the daughter of David the collector and constructor.
Wireless in Wales will be closed after the Coffee Morning on the 12th December until the 11th January 2016.
We wish all our volunteers and friends of the Museum a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We thank you all for your support during 2015 and we look forward to seeing you at Wireless in Wales soon again.
The Welsh radio museum
The Gwefr Heb Wifrau - Wireless in Wales, a charitable trust, is a small radio museum with a difference. With its emphasis on the history of Broadcasting in Wales, the influence of broadcasting on our national identity and the contribution of the Welsh to the development of wireless technology it is unique. We have an interesting collection of old radio equipment and books as well as educational and informative displays. The Museum is based around the collection of the late David Evan Jones and was opened just a few weeks after his death in 2008. In 2013 we were officially Accredited by CyMAL a Welsh Government Agency.
The museum is now open every Monday from 11am until 3pm during school term time and at other times by arrangement or as announced on this web site. Groups welcome, guided tours available.