Boatanchor Radio Receivers

Dedicated to the history and specifications for older tube and solid state "boatanchor" radio receivers. These pages would not be possible without the contributions of other authors and radio enthusiasts. Contributors receive full credit for their information.

One of the best reference books for older vacuum tube and solid state communications receivers is Fred Osterman's Shortwave Receivers Past & Present - Communications Receivers 1942-2013. It is available from Universal Radio.

Tube Receivers:

Collins R-391/URR

Collins R-392/URR

Hammarlund SP-200 Series (BC-779/794/1004 and variants)

Hammarlund HQ-140X

Hammarlund HQ-145X

Hallicrafters SX-122

RCA SRR-13A (and related FRR/MRR/SRR)

Voice of Music 1432 AM/SW Tuner

The Magnavox console that started it all....

Vintage Solid State Receivers:



Lowe HF-225

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