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Spy receivers
Receivers used for clandestine reception

Not all spies and agents had a transceiver at their disposal. In practice, many agents only used a receiver for the reception of coded messages. In some cases, the agent used a domestic receiver in combination with a purpose-built clandestine transmitter. This part of the website lists various receivers that were used for the reception of clandestine transmissions.  Other receivers

World War II
The UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1)
Norwegian Receiver Type 31/1 (Sweetheart)
Polish OP-3 (Type 30/1) WW-II clandestine receiver
RBZ receiver (WWII)
RBZ
Swedish built clandestine WW-II receiver (used by Norwegian resistance)
Portable Communications Receiver (PCR)
PCR
Radione R3 receiver
R3
National HRO receivers
HRO
Cold War
Belgian post-war version of the UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1), made by MBLE (Philips)
Rion spy radio set
Mk. 301 Receiver
BND short-wave converter
CIA receiver RR/E-11
FE-8 (BN-58) short wave receiver
BN-48 (UHU) backup receiver
UHU
Mk. 328 Receiver
Zenith Royal 1000 Trans-Oceanic receiver
Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 world receiver (500 kHz - 30 MHz)
Czechoslovakian VHF or UHF bug receiver
Ilmenau 210 tabletop radio receiver
VEB Sternradio Sonneberg (DDR) - Sternchen
PLUTO receiver
Sony ICF-2001D receiver that was used by some Soviet spies in the West
Sony ICF-7600DS digital general coverage receiver
Sony ICF-PRO70 travel radio
Sony ICF-PRO80 travel radio
Sony ICF-SW1, LW, SW, MW and UKW receiver
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