Ham Radio Equipment from the 1980s

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.

 CRF-1 CRF-1
Desktop Shortwave Receiver
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RX
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
0.01-30 MHz + FM broadcast band
TX
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 C-58 C-58
Mobile VHF Transceiver
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RX
FM   CW   SSB  
144-148 MHz
TX
FM   CW   SSB  
144-148 MHz
 Argosy (525) Argosy (525)
Desktop Transceiver
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RX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 Omni-C Omni-C
HF Transceiver
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RX
CW   USB   LSB  
1.8-30 MHz (amateur bands)
TX
CW   USB   LSB  
1.8-30 MHz (amateur bands)
 FRG-7700 FRG-7700
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   N-AM   W-AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
0.15-30 MHz
TX
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 FT-208R FT-208R
Handheld VHF Transceiver
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RX
FM  
144-146 MHz (Europe) 144-148 MHz (USA)
TX
FM  
144-146 MHz (Europe) 144-148 MHz (USA)
 FT-290R FT-290R
Mobile VHF Transceiver
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RX
FM   CW   SSB  
144-146 MHz (Europe) 144-148 MHz (USA)
TX
FM   CW   SSB  
144-146 MHz (Europe) 144-148 MHz (USA)
FT-708R
UHF Transceiver
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RX
FM  
430-440 MHz (Europe and Asia) 440-450 MHz (USA)
TX
FM  
430-440 MHz (Europe and Asia) 440-450 MHz (USA)
 FT-780R FT-780R
Desktop UHF Transceiver
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RX
FM   CW   SSB  
430-440 MHz (Europe) 440-450 MHz (USA)
TX
FM   CW   SSB  
430-440 MHz (Europe) 440-450 MHz (USA)
 M-5006 LM M-5006 LM
Mobile Transceiver
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RX
AM   FM  
26.900-31.000 MHz
TX
AM   FM  
26.900-31.000 MHz
 AR-280 AR-280
Handheld VHF Transceiver
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RX
FM  
144-146 MHz
TX
FM  
144-146 MHz
 HF-8054A HF-8054A
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   FM   CW   SSB   ISB  
0.25-30 MHz
TX
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 DBR-550 DBR-550
Multiband SSB Transceiver
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RX
SSB   USB  
TX
SSB   USB  
 DBR-550 II DBR-550 II
Multiband SSB Transceiver
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RX
AM   SSB   USB  
TX
AM   SSB   USB  
 R-4245 R-4245
Desktop Shortwave receiver
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RX
AM   AM-sync   CW   SSB  
0.01-30 MHz
TX
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