Eddystone User Group

Would you like to make a donation for the upkeep of this website?

January 06, 2020 By: chris Category: News

Access to the information on this website is freely available to everyone. However web-sites don’t come for free and we have just paid our annual ISP bill and have also recently paid to have the Yahoo forum transferred to Groups.io. We are fortunate to be able to fund the website and the maintenance of the archives through generous donations from our users, so we rarely need to make a direct appeal.  However with recent expenses this is probably a good time to make such an appeal. So, if you have found this website useful, and would like to make a contribution to its upkeep you can make a donation via paypal using account donations(at)eddystoneusergroup.org.uk  ( replace (at) with @) marking the payment as gift to avoid paypal charges. Alternatively you can do a bank transfer, so contact our EUG Patron, Chris Pettitt G0EYO via e mail g0eyo(at)blueyonder.co.uk  and he will send you instructions on how to make a donation.




Join the Eddystone User Group Forum

October 17, 2019 By: chris Category: News

Eddystone User Group Forum

Want help on servicing your Eddystone?.  Got good advice for others who may need help?. Want to exchange information?. This forum is for the use of all who appreciate the radios and associated items made by Eddystone Radio in the UK. It is hosted on the Group.io site https://groups.io/g/EddystoneUserGroup under the moderation of EUG Trustees Chris Pettitt G0EYO, Chris Harmer M0HMR and Gerry O’Hara VE7GUH. We would encourage you to sign up to the forum. To join send an e mail to Chris G0EYO g0eyo@blueyonder.co.uk stating your callsign if you have one, or your location and why you want to join the group. We will then send an invite for you to join. We currently have nearly 500 members in the group. First postings are moderated but only to protect us from the usual internet problems.

A great deal of Eddystone equipment is still in use by those who appreciate the looks, the classic mechanical and electrical design, and the superb operating “feel” of these radios.  For over 50 years, the Eddystone brand was the radio of choice for Governments, Armed Forces and Maritime Services worldwide. Please use this site for discussion, reminiscences, anecdotes, sales and wants, indeed anything relating to Eddystone equipment and associated topics. 


EUG Forum moving from Yahoo groups to Group.io

October 16, 2019 By: chris Category: News

We are in the process of moving the Eddystone User Group Forum from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io

The reasons are many, but since finding we could no longer access our photos on Yahoo and finding a statement that Yahoo will no longer be accepting content after October 21st and will be deleting all content on December 14, like many others before us we decided to make the move. Groups.io offers better features and is easier to use – plus no advertisements ever (they are committed to a “Freemium” business model).

All of our content will be copied to the new service (messages, photos, etc.) and of course the list of subscribers (members). However Yahoo Groups has been very unreliable lately. Groups.io  will do their best, but there is a good chance that they may not be able to transfer all of our messages, photos or files. They will tell me which ones they were not able to transfer. The transfer may take some days as they are very busy with transfers at the moment. 

The new site is here if you want to take a look, but none of our content has been copied there yet except for the home page I created:

Chris G0EYO

EUG Administrator




Eddystone 1830 Receiver 100kHz IF Filter Alignment by Mike VK4GV

June 25, 2019 By: chris Category: News

Mike VK4GV has written a fully tested procedure for the alignment of the 100kHz IF Filter on the Eddystone 1830/1 Receiver – see it in the Technical / Restorations section.




Coils for Eddystone All Wave 2 wanted

May 04, 2019 By: chris Category: News, Wanted














Chris G4UDG has built an AW-2 working replica. He only has one coil (white spot) and is wishing to extend the range by purchasing other coils.  He does have spare former so he could wind one if need be but would rather purchase them made up. If you can help Chris contact him on christopher@chrisfawkes.plus.com






” Radio Dentistry” (article on working in tight spaces) by Gerry O’Hara

April 13, 2019 By: chris Category: News, Whats New

Gerry O’Hara has written an article on how to work in the confined spaces of your Eddystone receiver. Based on his vast experience of restoring Eddystone receivers, he gives examples of how he has overcome the problems faced and the tools he has used to make the job easier. You will find the article in the Restoration section of the Technical Folder.



New articles on Restoring Eddystone S750 and 1830/1 receivers

April 11, 2019 By: chris Category: News, Whats New

We have added a couple of restoration articles to our Technical/Restoration section. 

One by Gary Albach of Canada on restoring an S750 and the other by Mike VK4GV on the renovation, alignment and testing of an !830/1. A lot of work has gone into these projects and there is a great deal of useful information for anyone considering working on the same receivers.



A nice bit of Eddystone History

April 09, 2019 By: chris Category: News

I had an email this morning from a Julie Roome, whose grandfather, Arthur Colban worked for Laughton/Eddystone as Security Guard/Timekeeper at the West Heath factory for 22 years from 1938 until his death in 1960. At the time of his passing,  boss of Laughton’s George A Laughton sent the family a letter of condolence (reproduced below) and stating that Arthur had joined the company when they took over the Globe Factory of O.C. Hawkes. Mr Laughton mentions Arthur’s excellent wartime service with the company and the outstanding work he did when on duty during the bombing of the company’s Bromsgrove Street factories in 1940. The picture shows Arthur (on the right) with a colleague outside the West Heath Factory. A nice bit of Eddystone history.




















New Article on Restoration of 1830/1 by Mike VK4GV

April 07, 2019 By: chris Category: News, Whats New

Mike VK4GV has written very detailed description of the restoration, alignment and testing of his 1830/1 receiver. He has made a beautiful job and the set looks pristine. You will find this in the Restoration section of the Technical Folder where the sets are listed in number order.




Eddystone in Delaware Pennsylvania

January 12, 2018 By: chris Category: News

Those of us who have spent the last 20 years looking at E Bay for Eddystone Receivers could not have failed to notice that there is a town in Pennsylvania also called Eddystone. Occasionally you would see adverts for the Eddystone Police shoulder badges and gun-sights and original parts of the Enfield rifle made in the Eddystone Ammunition Works. Well recently I was contacted by Rein De Vlieg from Ursem in The Netherlands. Rein is a collector of Army and Airforce Wireless equipment and he had a Eddystone Police shoulder badge that he wanted to donate to the EUG. He also had a copy of the Eddystone Town Council Centenary (1889-1989) booklet which gave the history of how the town came to be named after our famous British Lighthouse.

A British citizen named William Simpson who was born in Manchester to a family of textile printers, emigrated to America in 1818. He did well and in 1872 he started buying land in what would eventually become the town of Eddystone. He began building a textile factory and at the same time sent his son Thomas Simpson on a two year two of Europe to inspect similar factories. It is said that in 1874, on his way home, Thomas passed the Eddystone Lighthouse and was impressed by its construction. He admired it for its symbolism of strength and on his return to Pennsylvania, persuaded his father that the new factory should be called the Eddystone Print Works. (Strangely enough, this almost mirrors the reason why Stratton Laughton persuaded his father, George Laughton, that the brand name for their wireless components should be “Eddystone”).

Back in Eddystone Pennsylvania William Simpson built houses for the workers on the site. This then developed into a small town to which Simpson added a school, a park and a library. By the 1880s, Eddystone was a thriving town of over 450 people and continued to grow and eventually became a borough. In 1890 it formed its own Police department with one policemen and it was 1915 before the police department decided a second one was needed. A Fire Department was formed in 1901.

Over the next 100 years, various factories were established including Iron foundries such as the Baldwin Locomotive Works which by 1911 employed 2700 workers. The Remington Arms Plant was built in 1915 on Baldwin Locomotives land to make Enfield rifles for the British Government in W.W.1. By 1917 this had been renamed the Eddystone Rifle Plant.

Eddystone is now a town in southern Delaware County on the north bank of the Delaware River with a population of about 2400. Boeing Integrated Defence Systems operate a factory there.

Chris Pettitt G0EYO