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.

 CB-23 CB-23
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
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?
TX
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 Comet Comet
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
RX
AM  
545 kHz - 20 MHz with plug-in coils
TX
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 Comet Pro Comet Pro
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
545 kHz - 33 MHz with plug-in coils
TX
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 FM-1 FM-1
Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
?
TX
FM  
 FM-5 FM-5
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
?
TX
FM  
 FM-60A FM-60A
Single-channel VHF Transceiver
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
 Four-20 Four-20
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
80-10 m
 HQ-100AC HQ-100AC
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-100C HQ-100C
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-105TRE HQ-105TRE
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
0.54-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
XTAL in the 27 MHz band
 HQ-110C HQ-110C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
 HQ-120X HQ-120X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz in six bands
TX
-
-
 HQ-129X HQ-129X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-140X HQ-140X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-145 HQ-145
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-150 HQ-150
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-160 HQ-160
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-170 HQ-170
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
 HQ-170A HQ-170A
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
 HQ-170AC HQ-170AC
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-6 m
TX
-
-
 HQ-170C HQ-170C
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB   DSB  
160-6 m (2 m optional)
TX
-
-
 HQ-180A HQ-180A
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-180AX HQ-180AX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-180C HQ-180C
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-180X HQ-180X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-200 HQ-200
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HQ-205 HQ-205
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
-
0.54-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
6 CB channels, crystal controlled
 HQ-215 HQ-215
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
3.4-30.2 MHz
TX
-
-
 HX-50 HX-50
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
80-10 m 160 m optional
 HX-50A HX-50A
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
80-10 m 160 m optional
 HX-500 HX-500
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
FM   CW   SSB   DSB  
80-10 m
 HXL-ONE HXL-ONE
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
TX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
 MR-50X MR-50X
FM Monitor Receiver
RX
FM  
147-174 MHz
TX
-
-
 Pro-310 Pro-310
HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-35.5 MHz
TX
-
-
 S-100 S-100
Desktop Speaker
RX
-
-
TX
-
-
 SP-10 SP-10
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
SP-10S
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
1.2-40 MHz
TX
-
-
SP-100 "MRM-5"
Government Communication Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.2/0.4/0.54-10 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-100X SP-100X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-110 SP-110
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-10 MHz?
TX
-
-
 SP-110LX SP-110LX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.2-10 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-210-LX SP-210-LX
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-210-SX SP-210-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-210-X SP-210-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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
-
-
 SP-220-LX SP-220-LX
HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-220-SX SP-220-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-220-X SP-220-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-400-SX SP-400-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-400-X SP-400-X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 SP-600 SP-600
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-54 MHz
TX
-
-
 SPR-210-LX SPR-210-LX
HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SPR-210-SX SPR-210-SX
HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
 SPR-210-X SPR-210-X
HF Receiver
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
-
-
 SPR-220-LX SPR-220-LX
HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.1-0.4 / 2.5-20 MHz
TX
-
-
 SPR-220-SX SPR-220-SX
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
1.25-40 MHz
TX
-
-
 SPR-220-X SPR-220-X
HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.54-20 MHz
TX
-
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