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Aerostream Commradio CR-1 HF/VHF/UHF Communications Receiver Added February 2013
Aerostream Commradio CR-1A HF/VHF/UHF Communications Receiver Added May 2014
Alinco DX-R8 150 Khz -35 Mhz 600 Alpha Numeric Memories Communications Receiver (Link 1)
Added July 2010
Alinco DX-R8 150 Khz -35 Mhz 600 Alpha Numeric Memories Communications Receiver (Link 2) Added November 2010
Alinco DX-SR9T (30 Khz-35 Mhz Receive) Transceiver Added June 2013
Amateur radio buffs battle to get messages through council red tape - SMH (Australia)
Added November 2012
Anjan DTS-10 High End Portable LW/MW/SW Receiver (Link 2) Added February 2010
Anjan DTS-10 High End Portable LW/MW/SW Receiver (Link 3: Lots of Pictures)
Added March 2010
Anjan DTS-13 Portable LW/MW/SW/FM 600 Memories Radio Receiver with MP3
Added October 2010
AOR AR-2300 40 Khz-3150 Mhz Computer Controlled Receiver
Added February 2010
AOR AR-6000 High End Wide Band (40 Khz-6000 Mhz) Communications Receiver
Added February 2013
AOR AR-8200D (500 Khz-3000 Mhz) Added December 2012
AOR AR-DV1 Digital/Analogue mode, 100kHz-1300MHz Radio Receiver & 2000 memory channels
Added September 2014
AOR LA-400 Indoor Active Loop Antenna (10 Khz to 500 Mhz)
Added July 2012
AOR LA-800 Active Loop Antenna (10 Khz to 500 Mhz) Added January 2013
ANAN-100D HF 6M 100W All-Mode SDR Transceiver
Added October 2013
Apex Alsetac 35GR 10 Khz-3600 Mhz Communications Receiver with USB Added February 2011
Apex Alsetac 35GR-RM 10 Khz-3600 Mhz Computer Controlled Receiver with USB Added February 2011
Array Solutions.Shared Loop Array (Tx & Rx Antenna, Various LF to 30 Mhz) Added October 2013
Australian Radio Towers
Added September 2012
Bangkok Post : Amateur radio operators answer call for assistance
Added November 2010
Blazer (Amateur Radio Dealer) Singapore
Added January 2013
Bonito RadioJet 1102S PC-IF Receiver SDR 40 Khz to 30 Mhz
Added July 2011
Broadband Propagation (Antenna Manufacturer, Australia) Added August 2012
CCRadiotech (Free Radio Scanner Control for Uniden UBC-3300, 780, 785) Updated March 2010
Chile Earthquake (March 2010): Ham (Amateur) Radio operators establish Communications
Added March 2010
Clifton Laboratories Z1501 Active Antenna
Added August 2012
CommRadio CTX-10 QRP Transceiver
Added October 2016
ControlSoft (Software to control AOR-AR8600 & AOR-AR5000 Radio Receivers)
Added February 2012
Cross Country HF Up Converter
Added May 2014
Cross Country Wireless SDR-4  0.85-75 Mhz Radio Receiver Added October 2011
Cross Country Wireless SDR Radio Receiver (Ham Bands)
Added June 2010
CRPU-KV SDR Communications Receiver Added September 2011
Dave's Radio Receiver Page Updated August 2014
Degen DE-19 Slim DSP Pocket FM/ FML/SW/MW/ Radio Receiver
Added September 2012
Degen DE-1106 High End 700 memories Portable Radio Receiver (Revised 2010 Version) Added September 2010
Degen DE-1125S AM/FM/SW Portable Receiver with DSP, 4 Gig MP3 Timer Player/Recorder USB Added July 2011
Degen DE-1127 248 Memories MP3/WAV Record USB 4 Gig Portable Radio Receiver Added October 2011
Digitech AR-1945 AM/FM/SW/LW/AIR PLL Receiver with SSB and 500 Memories Added June 2013
Does Shortwave Radio have a future?
Added November 2014
Drake Virtual Museum Updated February 2012
Dressler Active Antennas
Added March 2010
DRM Software Tools
Added June 2011
Earth Orbit Objects (Satellite Tracking Software-Freeware)
Added December 2010
Elad FDM-DUOr SDR Receiver
Added August 2016
Elecraft KX3 Portable HF/VHF Transceiver
Added June 2011
Empire of Noise (Documentary in English Language with Lithuanian subtitles about Radio Jamming)
Added August 2012
Epirb Plotter (Software that decodes Epirb signals) Added September 2010
Eton Field Portable Radio
Added August 2016
Expert Electronics SunSDR-MB1 High End HF/VHF Amateur (Ham) SDR Transceiver & GC Receive.
Added August 2014
FlexRadio Flex-6700 HF/50 Mhz Software Defined Transceiver (3.1 Mb pdf) Added May 2012
FlexRadio Flex-6700R HF/VHF Software Defined Receiver (3.1 Mb pdf)
Added May 2012
FreeDV: Digital Voice for HF (Software)
Added January 2013
Funcube Wide Band Receiver (64 -1700 Mhz) Added May 2011
Global 24 (New 24 Hour Shortwave Commercial Broadcaster-USA)
Added November 2014
GKBS (Communications Receiver Manufacturer) Russia
Added September 2011
GMDSS for MultiPSK (Radio Signal Decoding Software)
Added December 2011
Go2Monitor Professional Multi-Mode Decoder Added May 2013
Grundig S450DLX Portable Shortwave Receiver
Added August 2010
Haiti (January 2010) Earthquake: HF (Shortwave) to the rescue again!
Added January 2010
Ham (Amateur) Radio Resource Guide Added March 2010
Ham Radio far from over and out!
Added July 2011
HeavenSat (Satellite Tracking Software)
Added August 2011
HF Schedules Added October 2010
Hilberling PT-8000 High End Radio Transceiver
Added February 2010
Historical Radio Society of Australia (S.A. Group) Added February 2013
Icom IC-7100 HF/VHF Portable/Mobile Transceiver
Added September 2012
Icom IC-7300 HF 6m Transceiver with Spectrum Display
Added August 2015
Icom IC-7851 High End HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Icom IC-R30 Wide Band Portable Radio Receiver
Added August 2016
Icom R-6 Wide Band Portable Radio Scanner
Added January 2010
Icom Ic-R8600 Wide Band Communications 10 Khz-3000 Mhz with Spectrum Display, Digital Modes.
August 2016
INAC (Loop Antennas) (Spain) Added 6 June 2015
Ionoprobe (Propagation Prediction Software)
Added September 2010
IZT R-3301 9 kHz to 3000 MHz, Colour LCD Screen , RF 20 Mhz Wide Continous Record Added October 2011
JRC NRD-383 HF SDR Receiver with LAN abilities (1.1 Mb pdf in Japanese) Added October 2014
Kenwood TS-590SG HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Kenwood TS-990 High End HF/50 Mhz Transceiver Dual TFT Colour Display & Receive (Site 1)
Added January 2013
Kenwood TS-990 High End HF/50 Mhz Transceiver Dual TFT Colour Display & Receive (Site 2)
Added May 2012
Kenwood TS-990 High End HF/50 Mhz Transceiver Dual TFT Colour Display & Receive (Site 3) Added May 2012
Krypto500 (Multi-Mode Decoder)
Added February 2012
Log4OM (Amateur Radio Software)
Added August 2016
Marks Scanners (Radio Scanner Manuals)
Added July 2011
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver
Added August 2016
Mini-Kits (Amateur Kits and Supplies - Australia) Added November 2012
Morse Code: A Closer Look Added January 2012
NBS Antennas (Antenna Manufacturer - Australia) Added November 2012
Newstar DR-111 Portable Radio Receiver 100 Memories FM, SW 2.3-27 MHz, MW, DRM decoding Added April 2012
Newstar Electronics (Receiver Manufacturer - PR of China)
Added April 2012
Noble Radio (Amateur Radio Manufacturer - EU)
Added September 2014
Noble Radio NR-4SC 4 Metre Band Transceiver
Added September 2014
Oniip (Communications Receiver Manufacturer) Russia
Added September 2011
Oniip Sapphire-04 100 Khz-30 Mhz
Added September 2011
Oniip Sapphire-09 1.5-30 Mhz Added September 2011
Oniip Sapphire-09W 1.5-30 Mhz Added September 2011
On-Line Icom R-75 Shortwave Receiver via EI7DAR (Ireland) Added February 2010
On-Line Software Defined Receiver (Mainly Amateur Radio Freq & Requires Java)
Added February 2010
On-Line Yaesu FRG-100/DRM Wellington, New Zealand Added June 2010
Pakistan Amateur Radio Society helps with Floods
Added August 2010
Phil's Radio Designs (Radio Equipment info in PDF format)
Added June 2011
Pixel Technologies (HF Loop Antennas)

Added September 2010

PK's Shielded Magnetic Longwave Loop Antennas (150 Khz to 500 Khz)

Updated May 2010

PK's Shielded Magnetic Medium Wave Loop Antennas for Portables (500 Khz to1700 Khz) Updated May 2010
PK's Shielded Magnetic Medium Wave Loop Antennas for Receivers (500 Khz to1700 Khz) Updated May 2010
PK's Shielded Magnetic Shortwave Loop Antennas (2 Mhz to 20 Mhz) Updated May 2010
Proton Kharkov Radio Works (High End Communications Receivers)
Added January 2011
Proton Kharkov Radioworks R-324A Communications Receiver Added January 2011
Proton Kharkov Radioworks R-399A Communications Receiver Added January 2011
QRO Communications (Radio Dealer, Australia)
Added December 2011
Radio Books (Australia)
Added January 2012
Radio Geeks  (Amateur "Ham" Radio) (Australia) Added September 2010
R & L Electronics (Radio Dealer, USA)
Added January 2012
Radiowavz Antennas (Antenna Manufacturer, USA)
Updated February 2012
Rafansys (HF Receiver Antenna Manufacturer, Netherlands)
Added May 2014
Rafansys LRX-30 Active Loop Antenna (150 Khz-30 Mhz) Added May 2014
Redsun RP-007 Portable Rugged AM FM Shortwave Radio Receiver
Added September 2010
Redsun RP-3100 1000 Memories Shortwave Radio Receiver (Link 1)
Added August 2010
Redsun RP-3100 1000 Memories  Shortwave Receiver (Link 2)
Added November 2013
Reuter Elektronik (Transceiver and Receiver Manufacturer) (Germany) Added May 2012
RF Space NetSDR 10 Khz-34 Mhz Updated February 2011
Rivet Decoder (Decodes uncommon radio modes and Requires Java)
Added August 2012
Rohde & Schwarz EB510 9-32 MHz Direct Conversion, Real Time Display, Communications Receiver Added February 2012
Rohde & Schwarz ESMD Professional Receiver (9 Khz - 26.5 Ghz)
Added April 2010
Ryda Communications (Radio Scanner Dealer, Australia)
Added August 2010
Sangean ATS-909X High End Portable Shortwave Receiver (Link 2)
Added June 2010
Sangean ATS-909X High End Portable Shortwave Receiver (Link 3)
Added August 2010
Satellit HF Receiver
Added January 2014
Satbuster (Satellite Tracking Software)
Added November 2011
Scanner Antenna Splitter (Service adds decoding mods - Australia)
Added September 2012
SDR Puck 27 Mhz  - 980 Mhz Compact Circular SDR Receiver Added May 2014
Shortwave Listeners Delight (Australia) Updated June 2012
Shortwave Radio Info

Added August 2010

Shortwave Receivers Past and Present by Fred Osterman (Edition 4) Added August 2014
Soft66AD 2.5 Mhz to 70 Mhz Software Defined Receiver
Added August 2010
Spectrum Monitor (On-line only magazine for Radio Monitors)
Added December 2013
SSB Electronic LAN-SDR 0.1-30 Mhz Software Defined Receiver
Added September 2010
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver Added August 2016
SwissLog (Amateur (Ham) Radio Logging) Added January 2011
SWL Log System (Freeware Logging for Windows)
Added December 2010
SWS- Radio and Space Services (Australia)
Added August 2016
Tecsun PL-210 PLL Dual Conversion LW,MW, SW, FM, 1700 memories Portable Radio Receiver
Added August 2010
Tecsun PL-360 DSP Portable Receiver with built in MW loop antenna
Added January 2010
Tecsun PL-398BT PLL DSP Bluetooth World Band, 550 Memories w / Dual Speaker Radio Receiver Added October 2011
Tecsun PL-398MP PLL DSP MP3 Play World Band, 550 Memories w / Dual Speaker Radio Receiver Added October 2011
Tecsun PL-505 FM/MW/LW /SW 550 Memories DSP Portable Radio Receiver Added October 2011
Tecsun PL-606 MW/SW DSP 550 Memories Portable Receiver
Added October 2010
Tecsun PL-680 2000 Memories, Sync Detection, LW, MW, SW, FM and Air Band Radio Receiver
Added May 2015
Tecsun PL-880 FM Stereo, LF/MF/HF, Tunes in 10 Hertz steps
Added October 2013
Ten Tec Argonaut VI QRP 1-10 Watt Transceiver Added December 2012
Ten Tec Eagle HF/50 Mhz DSP Amateur (Ham) Radio Transceiver
Thales MSN-8200 10 Khz-30 Mhz HF Professional Receiver 1000 memories (416 Kb pdf)
Added November 2014
Uniden BCD-436HP Digital Trunk Tracker Portable Radio Scanner
Added November 2013
Uniden BCD-536HP Digital Trunk Tracker Radio Scanner Added November 2013
Uniden Bearcat BCD-996P2 Digital Trunk Tracker Scanner
Added May 2015
Uniden Home Patrol Added July 2010
Utility DXing: A Primer (25 Megabyte pdf)
Added February 2012
Vega RP-007 Russian Army issue Shortwave Receiver Added February 2010
Ventenna (Amateur (Ham) Radio Antennas (USA) Added February 2013
VK4VFX's Amateur Radio Page
Added March 2011
VKMail Free e-mail address for Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators
Added February 2012
Web SDR On Line Radio Receivers (Mainly Amateur Radio and requires Java)
Added February 2010
Web SDR On Line Radio Receiver VK2MB (Sydney, Australia)
Added October 2016
What's on Shortwave Now?
Added January 2011
Whistler Group (Radio Scanner Manufacturer -  USA)
Added February 2014
Whistler TRX-2 Digital Trunking Scanner Added August 2016
Whistler WS-1040 Digital Handheld Scanner (Successor to GRE and RS)
Added February 2014
Whistler WS-1065 Digital Desktop Scanner (Successor to GRE and RS)
Added February 2014
WiNRADiO AX-48H Broadband 2 -18 Gigahertz Horn Antenna
Added November 2011
WiNRADiO RLX-800 9 Khz-1800 Mhz Linux Network Radio Receiver
Added August 2010
WiNRADiO WR-G33DDC "EXCALIBUR" Pro Receiver (9 Khz - 50 Mhz + 50 Mhz  real time analyzer) Added June 2010
WiNRADiO WR-G35DDC "EXCALIBUR Ultra" Receiver (9 Khz to 45 Mhz + 45 Mhz real time analyzer)
Added June 2013
WiNRADiO WR-G39DDC "EXCELSIOR" Professional Receiver (20 Khz - 3500 Mhz) Added June 2010
WWV, WWVB and WWVH (Time Signal Stations) (USA) Updated February 2011
Yaesu FTDX-1200 LCD Display, Spectrum Scope HF/50 Mhz Transceiver Added May 2013
Yaesu FTDX-3000 LCD Display, Spectrum Scope HF/50 Mhz Transceiver (3.5 Mb pdf) (Site 1) Added May 2012
Yaesu FTDX-3000 LCD Display, Spectrum Scope HF/50 Mhz Transceiver (Site 2) Added May 2012
Yaesu FT-991A HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver with real time Spectrum Display Updated August 2016
Yaesu VX-8GR Hand Held 2 metres & 70cms with GPS,  receive 108-999 MHz

Added March 2010

YaND (Yet another NAVTEX Decoder) Added July 2010
ZCG Scalar (Antennas) (Australia) Added August 2012
Zip Scanners (Radio Scanner and Freq Guide Dealer) (USA)
Added June 2015
Zycomm Electronics Ltd (Manufacturer of the HF-7070 Communications Receiver)
Added July 2011
Zycomm HF-7070 Communications Receiver (Due 20??)
Added July 2011

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