Legacy Receiver Reviews
The Radio Netherlands Collection
The receiver reviews listed on this page were originally published on the Radio Netherlands website before the year 2000 but are re-published here following the loss of their original home. They are provided here for those who are looking for information on pre-owned receivers. The reviews were coordinated by the Media Network team at Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (R. Netherlands).
All the reviews have been carried out by independent reviewers. Neither Radio Netherlands or the Medium Wave Circle has any financial connection with any of the manufacturers listed.
Interestingly, in the years since publication some receivers have vanished without trace yet others not only soldier on but have a well-earned place in receiver history.
(Please note that these reviews may include certain information, such as manufacturer contact details, that are now out of date. Prices obviously relate those prevailing when the receivers were reviewed.)
AOR: AR-5000 – AR-7030 – AR7030+
Drake: R8 – R8A – R8B – SW2 – SW8
Grundig: P2000 – Satellit 800 – YB320 – YB360 – YB400 – YB500 – YB305
Icom: IC-PCR1000 – IC-R100 – IC-R71A – IC-R72E – IC-R75 – IC-R9000
Japan Radio Company: NRD-345 – NRD-535 – NRD-545
Lowe: HF-150 – HF-225 – HF-250
Kneisner and Doering: KWZ30 (PDF version only)
Sangean: ATS-505 – ATS-606 – ATS-808 – ATS-818 – ATS-909
Sony: ICF-2001D – ICF-SW07 – ICF-SW100 – ICF-SW1000T – ICF-SW40 – ICF-SW55 – ICF-SW7600G – ICF-SW7600GR – ICF-SW77 – XR-C5100
Watkins-Johnson: HF 1000