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.

 700 700
Marine Shortwave receiver IMR54
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RX
AM   CW  
15 kHz - 31 MHz in 10 bands
TX
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G-207
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.5-30 MHz
TX
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 2-meter 2-meter
Desktop VHF Transceiver
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RX
AM  
144-148 MHz (VFO)
TX
AM  
144-148 MHz (XTAL)
 Commander Commander
HF/VHF Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW  
10-160 m/6 m
 Communicator II Communicator II
Desktop VHF Transceiver
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RX
AM  
144-148 MHz (VFO)
TX
AM  
144-148 MHz (XTAL)
 HT-20 HT-20
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
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RX
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TX
AM   CW  
160-10 m (continuous)
S-77A
HF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-44 MHz
TX
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 S-81 S-81
Desktop VHF Receiver
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RX
FM  
152-173 MHz
TX
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 S-82 S-82
Desktop VHF Receiver
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RX
FM  
30-50 MHz
TX
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 SX-73 SX-73
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
0.54-54 MHz in six bands
TX
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 TW-1000 TW-1000
Portable Shortwave Transceiver
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RX
AM  
180-400 / 540-1600 kHz / 1.8-8 MHz 31, 25, 19 and 16 m
TX
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 AN/ARC-33 AN/ARC-33
Military Transceiver
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RX
AM  
225-399.9 MHz
TX
AM  
225-399.9 MHz
 HRO-60 HRO-60
Desktop HF/VHF Receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
0.05-54 MHz (0.48-35 MHz for early versions)
TX
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 50 50
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW  
General coverage (0.55-33 MHz ?)
TX
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 745 E303 745 E303
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   CW  
1.5-30 MHz (230 – 530 kHz optional)
TX
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