With grateful thanks to Cliff McCauley (Ben’s nephew), we have been sent copies of some of New Zealand DX Radio Association member, Ben Capedo’s collection of DX memorabilia.
Ben was born and raised in Waitakere shifting to Henderson in 1962 . In his late teens/early twenties he became very interested in Radio and spent many hours listening to programs. He became involved in DX Radio in his twenties and it is items he collected during that time that we are pleased to be able to share with the NZ Radio DX League. Ben was a member of the Auckland Branch. Ben had a Golden Knight Radio and a 7 Valve Columbus Model 90. This Columbus Radio held pride of place in the dining room of his Henderson house. I can remember spending a lot of time as a youngster with my uncle Ben listening to this radio. He was deeply saddened when a valve failed and he was unable to find another one. Nevertheless the radio stayed in it’s place. After Ben passed away, we found a radio enthusiast who purchased the radio along with the original operating
instruction booklet. The purchaser later called and excitedly told us that he had taken a valve from another radio he had and that Ben’s radio was now working well.
The material provided covers a period circa 1946-1950. Ben was very interested in history and was a founding member of the West Auckland Historical Society doing a heap of research and writing several books and articles on West Auckland history.
Ben worked the majority of his life for Winstone Seeds and Arthur Yates and Co.
Ben would be very happy in the knowledge that others are getting pleasure from viewing his memorabilia.
Cliff McCauley. 06 July 2020
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2ZJ Gisborne reception report.pdf
CBC Canada International Service.pdf
Voice of the Andes, Equador.pdf
Swiss Transmissions Jan and May 1946
Radio Australia and BBC Feb and July 1947
Radio Australia 1947 Transmission Schedule 2
Radio Australia 1947 Transmission Schedule 1
Letters from L Cufflin re membership
Letters from L Cufflin 1948 1949
Canadian Broadcasting May 1948 and Sept 1950
BBC Shortwave band chart Pacific
BBC Shortwave band chart General North America
BBC Shortwave band chart General
BBC Shortwave band chart Africa
All India Radio Broadcasting 1947
Radio log 1945 NZ and Australia and USA
Reports sent out to Radio Stations on the Broadcast Band
Reports sent out to Radio Stations Various Countries
Reports sent to Radio Stations on the Short Wave Bands
L C Cufflin Results 6 dec 1948