The Australian Official Radio Service
is 14 volumes of circuit diagrams and technical
information for almost all of the Australian made valve radios in the
between 1937 and 1955. These were the only official source of
service data at the time. Understandably, these publications
have become quite rare and collectable in their own right, but
the information they contain can be invaluable to the vintage radio
Fortunately, members of the Historical
Radio Society of Australia (HRSA)
have made available the
excellent product AORSM ON CD,
a complete set of AORSM volumes scanned page for page along with
software to browse, search, view and print any of the pages.
There is an issue in that the included software is Windows-only.
Fortunately, LinAORSM is here
to help. LinAORSM works with the AORSM ON CD to make available
this vast wealth of information on the Linux platform.
LinAORSM is functionally identical to the original AORSM software with
additions. Users of the original software will find LinAORSM very
familiar. More information
and a screenshot
LinAORSM also has a Windows
port available. This makes it a
reasonable alternative for Windows users who have problems running the
original software. More information
is available, download
the installer here.
NOTE: You must have a copy of
the AORSM ON CD for this program to be of any use. No radio
information or data is included with the program.
LinAORSM is still in early development and any feedback in regards to
bugs, comments and suggestions would be most welcome. Please
visit the forum,
post a support
or contact the developer.
|Many thanks to:
The AORSM ON CD production team -
Ray Pedri* - Technical Director and Sales Manager
LinAORSM Developer Nick Metcalfe
Alex Koppen -
Nigel Duff - Head of Programming
Support Staff - Frances Duff, Craig Bartlett, Tanya Mackie and Trish
*Additional thanks to
Ray for his kind support and assistance.
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