Ham Radio Equipment from the 1950s

The timeline selects and sorts rigs according to manufacturing dates. Find rigs of your favorite era, or your year of birth. Rigs with uncertain manufacturing dates (like "19xx") are excluded from these pages.

 S-108 S-108
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-34 MHz in 4 bands
TX
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 S-119 Sky Buddy II S-119 Sky Buddy II
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.535-1.64 / 2-5.5 / 6-16.4 MHz
TX
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 SX-101 Mk IIIA SX-101 Mk IIIA
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
10-80 m with 2 m / 6 m converter options
TX
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 SX-101A SX-101A
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m / 30-34 MHz
TX
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 HQ-145 HQ-145
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
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 HQ-180A HQ-180A
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
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 HQ-180C HQ-180C
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
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 MR-1 'Comanche' MR-1 'Comanche'
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
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 TX-1 'Apache' TX-1 'Apache'
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 9R-4J 9R-4J
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.55-30 MHz in four bands
TX
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 HE-10 (KT-200) HE-10 (KT-200)
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-30 MHz in 4 bands
TX
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 NC-60 NC-60
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
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 NC-400 NC-400
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.54-31 MHz
TX
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 6900 6900
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-160m, incl. 30m + WWV
TX
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 ESG ESG
Base Station VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
30-330 MHz
TX
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