Category Archives: Made In Japan

Shortwave Radio Index now has tags for country of origin

Several readers have written to ask where various shortwave radios are manufactured, and if there are models that are manufactured outside of China. By and large–with the exception of one Sony model–shortwave portables are manufactured in China, with a few possibly … Continue reading

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AOR Alpha

The AOR AR-Alpha is a new professional grade communications receiver which may be 19-inch rack mounted or used as a desk-top receiver. With continuous coverage from 10 kHz to 3.3 GHz (Cellular Blocked for US consumer version), using wide band … Continue reading

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Sony ICF-SW7600GR

The Sony ICF-SW7600GR is one of the best sub-$200US portable shortwave radios on the market.  One of its outstanding features is its synchronous selectable sideband. We find that the sync detector on this Sony is the best in its class. … Continue reading

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The AOR AR5001D is a tabletop wideband receiver that could just as easily be classified as a “professional” receiver. It represents the some of the highest level of performance that a receiver can offer. We have included it as a … Continue reading

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