Eddystone User Group

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You can contact the Eddystone User Group by writing to

Chris Pettitt
EUG Webmaster
23 Dark Lane
Birmingham B47 5BS

Or by email g0eyo@blueyonder.co.uk

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  1. Ian Prestleton says:

    A great website i am very impressed. I am new to eddystone radio I have owned an RCA AR88 for many years and now have just acquired an eddystone 680X which I am very pleased with. It is complete with the original eddystone speaker and the radio its self is very genuine and has not been messed around with. I am going to change the smoothing/reservoir capacitors as they are bulging and show signs of age I also want to replace the two pin ” belling-lee” mains plug/socket with a three pin euro type connector as at the moment the radio has no mains earth connection. I have read some very interesting posts on this site and have now subscribed to it and I look forward to future posts and correspondence. Regards, Ian.

  2. Chris, thanks for that I will have a good look. Did they have powder coating in those days?

    • Cant be sure Graham certainly had it in the early 80’s when I was there we used it to paint Eddystone boxes.Chris G0EYO

  3. I will soon be writing an article for publication in a UK Vintage Radio magazine. My article will be about the aesthetic design and build quality of Eddystone radio sets. I will be illustrating this article by using images of an almost pristine Eddystone EC10, mark one, face-lift model, circa 1967. I assume that the case is made from steel plate, with the external panels covered with grey stove enamel. Is this statement correct? I have three other questions. (1) what was the gauge of the steel used for the case? (2) what is used to plate the case steel? (3) the carrying handles are heavily chrome plated, but what are they made from?

    • Graham,If you look under restorations on this website you will find an article by Gerry O Hara on Eddystone set cases. Case were pressed steel with stove enamel in several colours. Cant tell you the gauge of steel nor the plating process. Regards
      Chris G0EYO

  4. paul kalas says:

    GA Chris, I have two eddy 740 for sale. I have restored the bfo on one and one is missing the mains transformer. Unfortunately, ill health prevents me from completing restoration.
    Would be happy to sell for £40 each, either collection from Plymouth or carriage at cost.

    • Bryan Morley-Pack says:

      Hello Paul,
      I hope your posting is still valid. I might be interested in buying one of your 740 receivers. I am looking in particular for the receiver with the best cosmetic condition. Is you offer of £40 still valid and, if so, have you an idea of the postage to Buckingham, MK18 1YR. Many thanks for your consideration of my enquiry.

  5. michael says:

    Hi ,All I recently aquired a Eddystone S870 in grey cabinet only 4 wavebands mw ,lw and 2 shortwave bands 6_16 mhz and 18 _30 mhz
    I would some information on this particular radio correct schematics ect if possible please.
    I am interested in restoring old radios this is the only eddystone I have so far
    I am also a radio amateur ei4al is the call .best regards to all for 2018 …Mike

    • There is a lot of information on the S870 in the service manuals section and the restoration section of the website
      Chris G0EYO

  6. Hi guys.Eddystone 870A Dial Glass wanted. I am an experienced Valve radio restorer – Picked up a nice little 870A last weekend (Grey version) for very little money. Its previous owner was unable to replace the broken dial glass and gave up on it. I have replaced the dial with perspex and and remade a very accurate fequency scale on acetate..But off course only black print works on a printer..looks and works OK, but not very original. Do these ever come up or are they unobtanium?..Thanks Steve G3ZPS

    • Steve
      Try Ian Nutt he has spare parts for many Eddystone radios. Contact him on iandcnutt@msn.com. Also might be worth you joining the Eddystone User Group Yahoo Forum and put a request on there. Finally I think in the Restoration section of the EUG website there are several articles, artwork and templates for the 870A receiver. Regards
      Chris G0EYO