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Development of Shortwave Receivers over the Years

 
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überarbeitet am 20.11.2010

I try to give You an impression over the milestones in the development of shortwave receiving equipment over the last years.

1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Travel
Portables
1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1975: Sony ICF-5900 1978: Sony ICF-7600 1980: Sony ICF-2001 1983: Sony ICF-7600D 1988: Sony ICF-SW1 1995: Sony ICF-7600G 2000 2005 2010
Portable
Receivers
1940 1945 1950 1955 1964: Nordmende Globetrotter 1968: Sony CRF-230 1970: Barlow Wadley XCR-30 1978: Grundig Satellit 3400 1980: Sony ICF-6800W 1985: Sony ICF-2001D 1992: Grundig Satellit 700 1998: Sangean ATS-909 2000 2005 2010
Desktop
Receivers
1940 1945 1950: Hallicrafters S-40B 1959: Collins 51 S-1 1960 1967: Drake R - 4B 1973: Drake R - 4C 1979: JRC NRD-515 1980: Drake R - 7A 1986: JRC NRD-525 1991: Drake R - 8 1996: AOR AR-7030 2000 2005 2010
Professional
Receivers
1944: Hallicrafters SX-28A 1947: Hallicrafters SX-42 1950: Collins 51 J-4 1956: Rohde & Schwarz EK 07 1958: Collins R-390 A 1961: Siemens E-311 1970: RFT: EKV 1975 198x: Telefunken E-1500 1986: RFT EKD-500 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010

Find more in depth informations about development in different receivers segments when You click on the table headers.