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.

 


 
 SR-34 SR-34
Desktop VHF Transceiver
RX
AM   CW  
49-54 / 144-148 MHz
TX
AM   CW  
49-54 / 144-148 MHz
 SR-34AC SR-34AC
Desktop VHF Transceiver
RX
AM   CW  
49-54 / 144-148 MHz
TX
AM   CW  
49-54 / 144-148 MHz
 SX-101 Mk III SX-101 Mk III
Desktop Shortwave receiver
Recently added
RX
AM   CW  
10-160 m
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-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
-
-
 RX-1 'Mohawk' RX-1 'Mohawk'
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-160 m
TX
-
-
 Vanguard Vanguard
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
 MB-6 MB-6
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
TX
-
-
 MB-565 MB-565
Mobile Shortwave Transmitter
RX
CW   SSB  
-
TX
-
80-10 m
 NC-303 NC-303
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-10 m
TX
-
-
 WT-4 WT-4
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 GRC-3030 GRC-3030
Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX
AM   CW  
2-12 MHz
TX
AM   CW  
2-12 MHz
 Champion 300(A) Champion 300(A)
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
160-10 m
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