Vintage receivers

Musick Point Radio Group has a large collection of shortwave receivers. Several were part of the Auckland Radio ZLD equipment over the years, while others were donated by MPRG members or the general public.

Here are just a few of them. (More will added when the webmaster gets some spare time!)

For more information about each receiver, click on its photo.

Professional receivers

Lowe HF-235 receiverLowe HF-235

  • Frequency range: 30 kHz – 30 MHz
  • Modes: CW, AM, SSB and FM
  • Era:

Eddystone EC1680/2 500 kHz receiverEddystone EC1680/2

  • Frequency range: 7 channels in the 400-535 kHz range
  • Modes: CW, MCW, FSK
  • Era:

Marconi Pacific X receiverMarconi Pacific X (Eddystone EC1837)

  • Frequency range: 100 kHz – 31 MHz
  • Modes: CW, AM, SSB
  • Era: 1980s

Codan 7004 fixed frequency receivers at Musick Point Radio ZL1ZLDCodan 7004 single channel

  • Frequency range: Fixed frequencies in the Marine HF bands
  • Mode: USB
  • Era:

Redifon R50M/FS receiverRedifon R50M/FS

  • Frequency range: 13.5 – 26 kHz and 95 kHz – 32 MHz
  • Modes: CW and AM
  • Era: 1950s

Marconi CSR5 receiverMarconi CSR 5

  • Mfr: Marconi Canada
  • Frequency range:
  • Modes:
  • Built: 1944

National HRO receiver made in New Zealand by Collier and BealeHRO-type

  • Mfr: Collier & Beale, Wellington
  • Model 941 (9 valves, 1941), a copy of the famous National HRO receivers made in the USA
  • Frequency range:
  • Modes:
  • Built: 1943

RCA AR88 receiverRCA AR-88

  • Mfr: RCA, USA
  • incudes the rare S-meter (these were typically not fitted due to war-time shortages)
  • Era: World War 2


ZLD at the time of its closure also had JRC NRD-515 receivers and three Collins 51S-1 general coverage HF receivers, which were sold.

Amateur and other receivers

KW77 amateur radio receiverKW77

  • Mfr: KW Electronics, England
  • Freq range: 160-10m amateur bands
  • Era: c1962

Eddystone 870/4 receiverEddystone 850/4

  • Mfr: Eddystone, UK
  • Freq range: 10-600 kHz
  • Era: c1968