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Shortwave Receivers Past & Present
Communications Receivers

By Fred Osterman.
Here is your comprehensive guide to over 1700 shortwave, amateur and commercial communications receivers (plus 1200 variants) manufactured produced in the last 70 years. With 1800 photos and information including:  coverage, circuit type, display, features, performance, new & used values (for most), reviews, etc. Over 360 domestic and international manufacturers are represented. Become an instant receiver expert. Fourth Edition - Second Printing. 2014 Hard bound 800 pages. List $59.95.
Please click here to view chapter list [1 PAGE PDF].

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  This Second Printing is now in stock.
This new edition was reviewed in the February 2015 issue QST magazine on page 103.
Surface shipping is $6.95 for USA customers.
Universal now ships books worldwide.
      International Priority shipping for this very thick, heavy (6.2 lbs./2.8 kg) book is:
      Canada $40, Mexico $50, Europe $50, Central & South America $60, Asia $70, Africa $70, Australia/Pacific $70.
International Priority shipping for a case of 5 books (15 kg) is:
      Canada $90, Europe $130, Japan $130, Australia $180, South America $150.
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U.S. News & World Report
"If names like Hallicrafters, Collins and Eddystone make you pine for the glow of vacuum tubes and staticky voices from afar, this stylish compendium will keep you turning pages and sighing nostalgically."

North American Shortwave Association
"This book is a celebration of all the technology we shortwave folks hold dear. It is the ultimate resource for the shortwave radio lover. There were pages in this book that made my eyes damp."

QST Magazine (February 2015)
"This is a valuable resource, as well as nourishment for your nostalgia. It may be a bit harder to pick up than most books, but it's harder yet to put down."

Radio User Magazine (July 2016)
"This book represents many years of painstaking research and is the definitive record of postwar radio receivers. I really cannot recommend this book highly enough and, in my opinion, every radio enthusiast's home should have a copy."

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