Portable Receivers from
various Japanese manufacturers

 
travel radios
portable receivers
communication receivers
classic commercial receivers
"boatanchors"
military equipment
 
Barlow Wadley
Blaupunkt
Braun
Grundig
ITT
Japanese Receivers
Nordmende
Panasonic
Pan Intl.
Philips
Russian Receivers
Sangean
Sanyo
Siemens
Sony
Zenith
 
receiver list
receiver manuals
 

überarbeitet am 2.11.2010

As an alternative to the shortwave receivers from Grundig and Nordmende in Germany and Zenith in the USA, several cheaper "All wave receivers" made from small Japanese manufacturers were sold in the seventies and eighties. Many of these sets seem to have been sold by electronic discounters under their own label or with fantasy designations.
Some of these sets offer reasonable reception qualities, many of them are too pretentious: many features and a impressive front panel, but sometimes expensive components have been omitted for price reasons (linear VFO, digital frequency display, high quality IF filters) - what might might lead to poor reception as a result.

Sanwa 6090 DF:(Miramo 6090)
double conversion, digital frequency readout, 1 kHz,
LW, MW, SW x 4, FM
Commander 6100DS
digital frequency readout 10 (!) kHz,
MW, SW (6-18 MHz), VHF (60-88 MHz), FM broadcast band (87,5-108 MHz), AIR (118-135 MHz), Police Band (135-175 MHz),
2 FM presets.
 
Sanyo RP 8880
double conversion, analog readout,
LW, MW, SW (2.3-5.95 / 5.95-6.2 / 6.2-10.0 / 11.7-20.0 /20.0-30.0 MHz), FM
 
Century-21
double conversion, 0,5 - 30 MHz in 1 MHz-segments, Wadley-Loop - circuitry
AM, USB/LSB
Standard C6500
double conversion, 0,5 - 30 MHz in 1 MHz-segments, Wadley-Loop - circuitry
AM, USB/LSB
Bearcat DX1000
double conversion, 10 kHz - 30 MHz, digital frequency display 1 kHz
AM, USB/LSB, three IF bandwidths, timer / scanning functions
Uniden CR2021
double conversion, 150 kHz - 29,9 MHz, digital frequency display 1 kHz
AM, USB/LSB, six memories, timer / scanning functions