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Afedri SDR Receiver Added July 2020
Air Antennas (Antenna Manufacturer- United Kingdom)
Added June 2020
Airspy HF Discovery SDR
Added October 2019
Airspy Ranger 0.5 Khz to 1.75 Ghz SDR Added June 2024
Alexloop Transmitting Loop Antennas Added June 2018
Alinco DJ-X100 Radio Scanner
Added August 2022
All India Radio
Updated June 2019
Ailunce HS2 HF/VHF/UHF SDR Transceiver (PRC) Added August 2020
AOR AR-ALPHAII 9 Khz-6000 Mhz Digital/Analogue Communications Receiver)
Added September 2017
AOR AR-DV1 Digital/Analogue modes, 100 Khz-1300 Mhz Radio Receiver & 2000 memory channels
Added September 2014
AOR AR-DV10 Digital/Analogue modes 100 Khz-1300 Mhz Portable (Similar specs to AR-DV1?)
Added September 2017
AOR AR-2300 I/Q Special Edition 40 Khz -3.15 Ghz  Communications Receiver
Added October 2021
AOR AR-3030 Information and Mods Page
Added November 2021
AOR AR-7030 Information and Mods Page Added November 2021
AOR AR-5700D 9 Khz-3700 Mhz Digital/Analogue Table Top Communications Receiver
Added April 2020
AOR DA-1500 Discone 70-1500 Mhz Added October 2021
Belka HF DSP Portable Radio Receiver (Russia)
Added January 2020
Bonito Radio Products
Added March 2021
Bonito Boni-Whip 20 kHz – 300 MHz Added March 2021
Bonito MegaActive MA-305FT 9 Khz-300 Mhz Added October 2021
Bonito MegaDipol MD300DX 9 kHz – 300 MHz wideband active dipole Added March 2021
Bonito MegaLoop FX 9 kHz – 180 MHz Added March 2021
CCRadio 3 AM/FM with Bluetooth, 2-Meter Ham Band Added September 2019
CC Skywave 2 with AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather and Aviation (No SSB)
Added September 2023
CC Skywave SSB, AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF and Aviation Added September 2019
CC Skywave SSB 2, AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF and Aviation Added October 2022
Chameleon Antennas CHA RXL (LF/MF/HF Receiving Loop) (USA)
Added February 2021
Charly 25 SDR Transceiver (Germany)
Added September 2020
CHU Radioworld Magazine Article
Added December 2020
CommRadio CTX-10 QRP Transceiver
Added October 2016
Connect VK (Radio Dealer, Australia)
Added July 2021
Cross Country Wireless VLF/LF/HF Active Vertical Antenna 5 Khz to 30 Mhz Added January 2019
Cross Country Wireless "Sentinel 4"  5 Khz to 55 Mhz SDR Receiver
Added January 2019
Cross Country Wireless Tactical HF Broadband Dipole Antenna (Receive and Transmit) Added August 2019
Dave's Radio Receiver Page Updated October 2020
Deepelec SDR-101 100 Khz -149 Mhz Portable Radio Receiver
Added August 2022
Discovery RX500 Portable QRP SDR Transceiver
Added March 2020
Does Shortwave Radio have a future?
Added November 2014
DX Engineering RF-PRO-1B® HF Active Magnetic Loop Antenna Added May 2019
Dx Radio Systems (was Future Systems) Added February 2023
Elad FDM-DUOr SDR Receiver
Added August 2016
Elad FDM-S3 SDR 9 Khz -108 Mhz (2 GHz coming)
Added May 2021
Elad FDM S3 SDR Wideband Receiver
Added February 2020
Elecraft KH-1 CW Mode Transmit 40-15 m Ham Bands; 6-22 MHz SWL 5 Watts Transceiver Added October 2023
Elecraft K4 Direct Sampling SDR Transceiver
Added May 2019
Elite Communications (Radio Dealer, Australia)
Added April 2024
Eton Elite Executive HD Receiver Added June 2022
Eton Elite Field Portable Receiver
Added June 2019
Eton Elite 750 Added June 2020
Eton Elite Satellit Receiver (Link 1) Added June 2022
Eton Elite Satellit Receiver (Link 2) Added July 2022
Gadget City (Radio Scanner Dealer, Australia)
Added January 2017
Guohedz Electronics Q900P HF/VHF/UHF SDR Transceiver Added March 2020
Ham Imports (Info on PRC products)
Added September 2023
High Frequency (HF) - Signal Identification Wiki
Added April 2022
HF Aviation Frequencies Added June 2022
Icom IC-705 SDR HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Base Transceiver
Added August 2019
Icom IC-7300 HF 6m Transceiver with Spectrum Display
Added August 2015
Icom IC-7851 High End HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Icom IC-905 VHF/UHF/SHF SDR Transceiver Added August 2022
Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/SHF Ham Transceiver
Added September 2017
Icom IC-R15 Wide Band Portable Radio Receiver Added August 2023
Icom IC-R30 Wide Band Portable Radio Receiver
Added August 2016
INAC (Loop Antennas) (Spain) Added June 2015
Internet’s Impact on International Radio - Radio World
Added August 2019
Kaito KA900 Digital Solar Dynamo Powered Emergency Radio Receiver
Added February 2020
Kenwood TS-590SG HF Transceiver Added May 2015
Kenwood TS-890 HF Transceiver Added June 2018
Lab599 SDR Portable Transceiver with receive 500 Khz to 56 Mhz
Added July 2020
Log4OM (Amateur Radio Software)
Added August 2016
Major World Air Route Areas "MWARA" - RadioReference Wiki Added June 2022
Malahit SDR with DSP 100 Khz-1000 Mhz Portable Communications Receiver (Russia)
Added November 2019
Microtelecom Perseus22 4 Channels,10 KHz to 225 MHz SDR Receiver
Added June 2022
Moonraker Skyscan Desktop 25 -2000 Mhz Mini Discone Added November 2021
Moonraker X1-HF 1 - 50 Mhz Vertical Receiving Antenna Added November 2021
Narda Signal Shark 3310 Portable High End Receiver
Added June 2022
Naswa (North American Shortwave Association) Archives - USA
Added August 2022
Omega 900 HF QRP Transceiver
Added February 2020
Outdoor End Fed MW/SW Wire antenna (Made In Australia)
Added September 2023
Par EF-SWL (1 Mhz to 55 Mhz) Wire Antenna
Updated November 2021
Popular Communications Magazine Archive (USA) Added May 2019
PreciseRF (Loop Antenna Manufacturer, USA) Added December 2020
Qodosen SR-286 AM/LW/FM/SW High Performance Portable Radio Receiver
Added March 2024
Raddy RF757 FM, AM, SW, CB, VHF, UHF, USA WX and AIR Radio with record Added June 2024
Raddy RF760 Full Band SSB Portable SW Radio Added June 2022
Raddy RF919 FM, AM, SW, CB, VHF, UHF, USA WX and AIR Radio with record
Added May 2024
Radio Berlin Internacional (GDR/DDR Spanish Espana Service) Added July 2022
Radio Data Center (Owner of WRTVH) (Germany)
Added September 2022
Radio Exterior de España (SW Services have resumed)
Added November 2018
Radio New Zealand Pacific
Updated September 2022
Radio Station 4KZ (4 Kay Zed) 5055 Khz, Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. (Relay of MW Transmission)
Added January 2018
Reuter Electronik RLA4 Magnetic Loop Receiving Antenna Added March 2020
Reuter Elektronik RDR-52 Table Top Communications Receiver (Has Tx Option)
Added December 2021
RF Shark Shortwave Receiver Kit 40 Khz-30 Mhz Added July 2021
RGO One HF Transceiver (Italy) Added September 2020
Sangean ATS-909X2 DSP Portable Receiver (Due 2021)
Added October 2020
SDRAngel (Transmitting and Receiving) SDR Software (Open Source)
Added November 2023
SDRplay RSPdx 1 Khz-2 Ghz Receiver
Added November 2019
SDRplay RSPdx R2 1 Khz-2 Ghz Receiver
Added May 2024
SDR HU (SDR Receivers in many countries) Added May 2019
Shortwave Radio Audio Archive
Added June 2024
Silphase R1 SDR Receiver (Poland)
Added July 2020
Simon's G4ELI World Map Added February 2023
Shortwave Database Added May 2023
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver
Added August 2016
Speedx Shortwave Club Archives - USA
Added August 2022
Steepletone MBR-1051 Analogue LW/FM/MW/MB/SW/AIRBAND Portable Receiver Added January 2023
Steepletone SAB-2019 DSP FM/MW/SW/AIRBAND Portable Digital Receiver Added January 2023
SUNSDR MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver Added August 2016
SWS- Radio and Space Services (Australia)
Added August 2016
SWLing Post Message Board
Added June 2022
Tactical HF Broadband Dipole Antenna (Receive and Transmit)
Added August 2019
Target HF3W HF Communications Receiver
Added February 2021
Tecsun PL-330 Portable Receiver (Due Late 2020)
Added May 2020
Tecsun PL-368 DSP Portable Receiver with Keypad and MW Loop Antenna (Due 2021) Added October 2020
Tecsun PL-680 2000 Memories, Sync Detection, LW, MW, SW, FM and Air Band Radio Receiver
Added May 2015
Tecsun PL-990 High End Portable Receiver
Added September 2020
Tecsun PL-990 and H-501 Receivers released in China (PRC)
Added December 2019
Tecsun S-8800 Portable DSP LW/MW/SW Radio Receiver
Added January 2017
Tecsun Radios Australia Q-3061 DRM/MW/SW/FM Receiver
Added October 2018
Ten-Tec Omni-VII Plus Transceiver Added May 2019
True Ladder Line (Antennas USA)
Added December 2023
Uniden Beartracker 885 Radio Scanner/CB Radio
Added September 2017
Uniden Bearcat BCD-996P2 Digital Trunk Tracker Scanner
Added May 2015
Uniden SDS100 SDR Handheld Radio Scanner Added June 2018
Uniden SDS200 Base/Mobile Digital SDR Radio Scanner
Added January 2019
Utility DXers Forum
Updated March 2017
Vibroplex (Antennas, Morse Keyers etc USA) Added August 2020
VisAir HF DSP Transceiver Added October 2020
VK5 (South Australia) Amateur Radio Forum Added December 2023
 W6LVP Loop Receive Antenna (135 Khz to 30 Mhz)
Added January 2020
Web SDR On Line Radio Receiver VK2MB (Sydney, Australia)
Added October 2016
Wfview (Icom Receiver and Transceiver Control Software - Open Source)
Added October 2021
Whistler Group (Radio Scanner Manufacturer -  USA)
Added February 2014
Whistler TRX-2 Digital Trunking Scanner Added August 2016
Whistler WMM-860 - Desktop Radio Scanner Antenna - Multi Band w/ Discone Added August 2021
Why WWV and WWVH Still Matter  - Radio World Added July 2020
WiNRADiO WR-G65DDCe "Excalibur Sigma" Receiver (1 Khz to 88 Mhz and 118 Mhz to 190 Mhz) Added January 2018
WiNRADiO WR-G69DDC "Excelsior Ultra"  8 Khz to 8 Ghz Updated April 2022
World Radio TV Handbook (WRTVH) (New Owners)
Updated September 2022
Xhdata D-109 Portable Receiver LW/MW/SW/FM 600 Memories and Bluetooth Added January 2023
Xhdata D-109WB Portable Receiver LW/MW/SW/FM plus USA NOAA Weather, 600 Memories and Bluetooth Added October 2023
Xhdata D-608WB Emergency Radio MW/SW/FM plus USA NOAA Weather, 500 Memories and Bluetooth
Added March 2024
Xiegu Technology (SDR Transceiver Manufacturer (PR of China)
Added October 2021
Xiegu G106 HF QRP SDR Transceiver Added  June 2022
Xiegu Technology X6100 HF/50Mhz SDR Transceiver
Added October 2021
Yaesu FTDX-10 SDR HF Transceiver Added October 2020
Yaesu FTDX-101D SDR HF Transceiver Added June 2018
Yaesu FT-710 SDR HF Transceiver
Added July 2022
Yaesu FT-991A HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver with real time Spectrum Display Updated August 2016

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