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AOR AR-ALPHAII 9 kHz-6000 mHz Digital/Analogue Communications Receiver (Due 2018)
Added September 2017
AOR AR-DV1 Digital/Analogue modes, 100kHz-1300mHz Radio Receiver & 2000 memory channels
Added September 2014
AOR AR- DV10 Digital/Analogue modes 100kHz-1300mHz Portable (Similar specs to AR-DV1?) (Due 2018)
Added September 2017
AOR AR5700D 9 kHz-3700 mHz Digital/Analogue Table Top Communications Receiver (Due 2018)
Added September 2017
CommRadio CTX-10 QRP Transceiver
Added October 2016
Does Shortwave Radio have a future?
Added November 2014
Elad FDM-DUOr SDR Receiver
Added August 2016
Eton Field Portable Radio
Added August 2016
Future Systems (Radio Dealer-Australia)
September 2017
Gadget City (Radio Scanner Dealer, Australia)
Added January 2017
Icom IC-7300 HF 6m Transceiver with Spectrum Display
Added August 2015
Icom IC-7851 High End HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/SHF Ham Transceiver (Due 2018/19)
Added September 2017
Icom IC-R30 Wide Band Portable Radio Receiver
Added August 2016
INAC (Loop Antennas) (Spain) Added 6 June 2015
Kenwood TS-590SG HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Log4OM (Amateur Radio Software)
Added August 2016
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver
Added August 2016
Shortwave Receivers: Past and Present by Fred Osterman (Book, Edition 4) Added August 2014
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver Added August 2016
SWS- Radio and Space Services (Australia)
Added August 2016
Tecsun PL-680 2000 Memories, Sync Detection, LW, MW, SW, FM and Air Band Radio Receiver
Added May 2015
Tecsun S-8800 Portable DSP LW/MW/SW Radio Receiver
Added January 2017
Uniden Beartracker 885 Radio Scanner/CB Radio
Added September 2017
Uniden Bearcat BCD-996P2 Digital Trunk Tracker Scanner
Added May 2015
Utility DXers Forum
Updated March 2017
Web SDR On Line Radio Receiver VK2MB (Sydney, Australia)
Added October 2016
Whistler Group (Radio Scanner Manufacturer -  USA)
Added February 2014
Whistler TRX-2 Digital Trunking Scanner Added August 2016
Yaesu FT-991A HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver with real time Spectrum Display Updated August 2016


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