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.

Hammarlund CB-23 CB-23
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
-
?
TX
-
Hammarlund Comet Comet
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
1931-1932
RX
AM  
545 kHz - 20 MHz with plug-in coils
TX
-
-
Hammarlund Comet Pro Comet Pro
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
1932-1935
RX
AM   CW  
545 kHz - 33 MHz with plug-in coils
TX
-
-
Hammarlund FM-1 FM-1
Handheld VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
FM  
?
TX
FM  
Hammarlund FM-5 FM-5
Mobile VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
FM  
?
TX
FM  
Hammarlund FM-60A FM-60A
Single-channel VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
N-FM  
25-54 MHz on any single channel, not necessarily the same for Rx and Tx
TX
N-FM  
25-54 MHz on any single channel, not necessarily the same for Rx and Tx
Hammarlund Four-20 Four-20
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
19xx-19xx
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
80-10 m
Hammarlund HQ-100AC HQ-100AC
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1956-1961
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-100C HQ-100C
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1956-1961
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-105TRE HQ-105TRE
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
1961-196x
RX
-
0.54-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
XTAL in the 27 MHz band
Hammarlund HQ-110C HQ-110C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1957-1961
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-120X HQ-120X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1938-1944
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz in six bands
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-129X HQ-129X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1946-1953
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-140X HQ-140X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1953-1956
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-145 HQ-145
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1959-1963
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-150 HQ-150
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1956-1958
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-160 HQ-160
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1958-1960
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-170 HQ-170
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1958-1962
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-170A HQ-170A
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1962-1968
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-170AC HQ-170AC
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1958-1962
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-170C HQ-170C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1958-1962
RX
AM   CW   SSB   DSB  
160-6 m (2 m optional)
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-180A HQ-180A
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1959-1962
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-180AX HQ-180AX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1963-1972
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-180C HQ-180C
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1959-1962
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-180X HQ-180X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
196x-196x
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-200 HQ-200
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1968-1972
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HQ-205 HQ-205
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
1967-1969
RX
-
0.54-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
6 CB channels, crystal controlled
Hammarlund HQ-215 HQ-215
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1967-1971
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
3.4-30.2 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund HX-50 HX-50
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
1965-1968
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
80-10 m 160 m optional
Hammarlund HX-50A HX-50A
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
1965-1968
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
80-10 m 160 m optional
Hammarlund HX-500 HX-500
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
19xx-19xx
RX
-
-
TX
FM   CW   SSB   DSB  
80-10 m
Hammarlund HXL-ONE HXL-ONE
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
19xx-19xx
RX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
TX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
Hammarlund MR-50X MR-50X
FM Monitor Receiver
196x-19xx
RX
FM  
147-174 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund Pro-310 Pro-310
HF/VHF Receiver
1955-1957
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-35.5 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund S-100 S-100
Desktop Speaker
195x-196x
RX
-
-
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-10 SP-10
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1936-1936
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
SP-10S
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1936-1936
RX
AM   CW  
1.2-40 MHz
TX
-
-
SP-100 "MRM-5"
Government Communication Receiver
1937-193x
RX
AM   CW  
0.2/0.4/0.54-10 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-100X SP-100X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1937-19xx
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-110 SP-110
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1937-19xx
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-10 MHz?
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-110LX SP-110LX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1937-19xx
RX
AM   CW  
0.2-10 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-210-LX SP-210-LX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-210-SX SP-210-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-210-X SP-210-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz in five bands (0.54-1.16 / 1.16-2.5 / 2.5-5 / 5-10 / 10-20 MHz)
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-220-LX SP-220-LX
HF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-220-SX SP-220-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-220-X SP-220-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-400-SX SP-400-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1946-1948
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-400-X SP-400-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1946-1948
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SP-600 SP-600
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1951-1972
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-54 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-210-LX SPR-210-LX
HF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-210-SX SPR-210-SX
HF/VHF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-210-X SPR-210-X
HF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz in five bands (0.54-1.16 / 1.16-2.5 / 2.5-5 / 5-10 / 10-20 MHz)
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-220-LX SPR-220-LX
HF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-220-SX SPR-220-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
Hammarlund SPR-220-X SPR-220-X
HF Receiver
1939-1945
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
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