Hammarlund Est. 1920 , closed 1972 | USA

Hammarlund was a very old company, and something of a pioneer. It was founded in the 1920s, by Oscar Hammarlund in Manhattan. Its initial Comet Super Pro line led to the legendary SP- series of comm receivers, that was made, by the thousands, until the 1970s. Later on, Hammarlund introduced the HQ- line of receivers at a more affordable price for hobbyists. These, too, were made by the thousands, until the early 1970s.

The HQ- receivers were large, in the real boat anchor style. The Hammarlund HQ-140X had those ominous, gun-port-like, little holes through which you read the dials (the Super-Pro commercial/military series had these too). Later HQ- models were more generally streamlined, still large boxes, but hardly heavyweight ones, with bigger openings.

Hammarlund got into transmitters in the 1950s and 1960s, with its HX- series. The first ones were obviously intended as companions to the HQ- line of receivers, as the cases are quite similar.

Hammarlund's top line, the Super Pro series, is the kind of thing that makes radio freaks drool. It never changed that much. It just got better. The best one is the last one, the redoubtable Hammarlund SP-600. Following the Collins R-390/URR, it's probably the receiver that defined the boat anchor scene.

In the end Hammerlund, as many others, couldn't make the transition to solid state gear. The factory closed around 1972, and that was that.

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CB-23 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
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FM-1 Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX: ?
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FM-5 Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: ?
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FM-60A Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: ?
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Four-20 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
HQ-100AC
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-100C Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-105TRE Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX: XTAL in the 27 MHz band
HQ-110C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 160-6 m
TX:
HQ-120X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-31 MHz in six bands
TX:
HQ-129X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-31 MHz
TX:
HQ-140X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-31 MHz
TX:
HQ-145 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-150 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-31 MHz
TX:
HQ-160 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-31 MHz
TX:
HQ-170 Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 160-6 m
TX:
HQ-170A Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 160-6 m
TX:
HQ-170AC Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 160-6 m
TX:
HQ-170C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 160-6 m (2 m optional)
TX:
HQ-180A Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-180AX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-180C Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-180X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
HQ-200 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
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HQ-205 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX: 6 CB channels, crystal controlled
HQ-215
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 3.4-30.2 MHz
TX:
HX-50 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m 160 m optional
HX-50A Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m 160 m optional
HX-500 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
HXL-ONE
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX: 80-10 m
TX: 80-10 m
MR-50X FM Monitor Receiver
RX: 147-174 MHz
TX:
Pro-310 HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 0.55-35.5 MHz
TX:
S-100 Desktop Speaker
RX:
TX:
SP-100X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.2-10 MHz
TX:
SP-110
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.1-10 MHz?
TX:
SP-110LX Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.2-10 MHz
TX:
SP-210-LX Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX:
SP-210-SX Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 1.25-40 MHz
TX:
SP-210-X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-20 MHz in five bands (0.54-1.16 / 1.16-2.5 / 2.5-5 / 5-10 / 10-20 MHz)
TX:
SP-220-LX HF Receiver
RX: 0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX:
SP-220-SX Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 1.25-40 MHz
TX:
SP-220-X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-20 MHz
TX:
SP-400-SX Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 1.25-40 MHz
TX:
SP-400-X Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.54-30 MHz
TX:
SP-600
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 0.54-54 MHz
TX:
SPR-210-LX HF Receiver
RX: 0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX:
SPR-210-SX HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 1.25-40 MHz
TX:
SPR-210-X HF Receiver
RX: 0.54-20 MHz in five bands (0.54-1.16 / 1.16-2.5 / 2.5-5 / 5-10 / 10-20 MHz)
TX:
SPR-220-LX HF Receiver
RX: 0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX:
SPR-220-SX Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX: 1.25-40 MHz
TX:
SPR-220-X HF Receiver
RX: 0.54-20 MHz
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