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.

 SW-54 SW-54
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
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 32V-3 32V-3
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
 75A-2 75A-2
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
10-160 m
TX
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 R-389/URR R-389/URR
Desktop ULF/VLF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW   FSK  
15-500 / 500-1500 kHz (2 ranges, 7 bands)
TX
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 S-76 S-76
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.538-34 MHz (1.580-1.720 MHz gap) in 4 bands
TX
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S-80
Desktop HF Receiver
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RX
FM  
0.54-1.62 / 6-18 MHz
TX
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 SP-600 SP-600
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-54 MHz
TX
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 R209 R209
Mobile Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
1-20 MHz in 5 bands
TX
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 HRO-50T1 HRO-50T1
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
50-430 kHz / 0.48-35 MHz
TX
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10-A
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-10 m
 51J-3 51J-3
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-30.5 MHz in 30 bands
TX
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 75A-3 75A-3
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
10-160 m
TX
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 Viking II Viking II
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW  
160-10 m
 Viking Mobile Viking Mobile
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM  
80/20/10 m
 680X 680X
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
480 kHz - 30 MHz in five bands
TX
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