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Reviews Summary for Shortwave Receivers Past & Present - Communications Receivers 19
Shortwave Receivers Past & Present - Communications Receivers 19 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $25
Description: comprehensive guide to over 770 shortwave, amateur and
commercial communications receivers manufactured within the
period. With photos and information including: coverage,
circuit type, display, features, performance, new and used
value, reviews, etc. Third Edition. A huge 473 pages on
glossy paper.
Product is in production.
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OE3SGU Rating: 5/5 Mar 1, 2015 09:42 Send this review to a friend
Great book - literally  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This review is for the new 4th edition. A big and heavy book, a treasure for everyone interested in radio. I have the 2nd edition from 1997 too and this was still paperback while the 4th edition is hardbound. You will find all desktop receivers and much more. I wish it would also cover all portable world band receivers, but that would fill another 1000 pages - or a separate book. This encyclopedia is well worth the money, including the expensive oversea postage.
WB6MYL Rating: 5/5 Jan 8, 2009 17:10 Send this review to a friend
Fred: Bring it back!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I concur with the previous reviewer; a wonderful and thoughtful (full-color) collection of so many receivers with some of author's personal comments; although I sometimes did not agree with some of his assessments, it is a "must-have" for any collector; the only problem is that it has been out of print for years and I cannot understand why Mr. Osterman has not come out with another printing; possibly did not sell enough; can't figure it out, all my collector friends have an addition!!
KD7RDZI2 Rating: 5/5 Jan 8, 2009 16:25 Send this review to a friend
a big FIVE  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought this heavy book somewhere in 1998. Lots of interesting data about receivers. It was helpful to me to buy receivers at a reasonable price, to select the best ones according to my tastes and to inspire me how to build receivers and modify old ones. Written in a schematic way, it is very clearly written. I appreciated especially the pages dedicated to the GELOSO company, the factory based in MILANO/ITALY that produced radios and knowledge. Thank Fred for the excellent book!

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