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Cold War
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension in the period following World War II (WWII), from 1947 to 1991, between the Western Block and the Eastern Block. The Western Block consisted of the United States (US), Europe and NATO, whilst the Eastern Block consisted of the Soviet Union (USSR) and its Warsaw Pact allies. The ideological and physical border between the two blocks was known as the Iron Curtain. During the Cold War, both sides used spy radio sets for clandestine operations, espionage, stay-behind organisations (SBO) and one-way voice links.

Cold War spy radio sets on this website
Whaddon Mk-VII (Paraset) spy radio set
RS-1 (AN/GRC109)
French spy radio set for voice (1949)
CIA receiver RR/E-11
Automatic CIA agent radio set
Automatic Station 3 (CIA)
AN/PRC-64 and Delco 5300
TAR-224A spy radio set
Belgian RST-101 spy radio set (MBLE)
German spy set SP-15
Dutch version of the SP-15 with synthesizer
German spy set SP-20
Racal PRM-4150
Mk. 119
Mk. 122
Mk. 123
Mk. 301 Receiver
Mk. 328 Receiver
Belgian post-war version of the UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1), made by MBLE (Philips)
Philips ZO-47, used by Dutch stay-behind from 1947 onwards
Rion spy radio set
R-350 / Orel (Eagle)
R-350M / Orel (Eagle)
R-353 / Proton
R-354 / Shmel (Bumblebee)
R-394 K (Strizh-K)
R-394 KM (Strizh-KM)
R-394T (Strizh-T) - based on R-394KM
Soviet R-397-OK long distance digital spy transmitter
AEG Telefunken SE-6861 (LAPR)
Special Forces radio station AN/PRC-319 (BA-1302)
Russian R-355 Base Station Controller
PD-3 spy radio transmitter with PSU
PD-5 spy radio transmitter with PSU
Swedish R-190 special forces radio
Sony ICF-2001D receiver that was used by some Soviet spies in the West
Zenith Royal 1000 Trans-Oceanic receiver
Ilmenau 210 tabletop radio receiver
VEB Sternradio Sonneberg (DDR) - Sternchen
BND short-wave converter
BN-48 (UHU) backup receiver
PLUTO spy radio set (1958)
SIRIUS spy radio set (1962)
PIVOŇKA automatic morse keyer
50W transmitter used in Congo
20W transmitter used in Angola
200W radio station used in Congo and Kurdistan (North Iraque)
FM broadcast propaganda transmitter
Hungarian AK-20 spy radio set
Czechoslovakian VHF or UHF bug receiver
Single-piece version of the RTP-8/SSB spy radio set
Three-piece RTP8-SSB/3 spy radio set
Berger BE-20/3 three-piece radio set (Austria)
Telefunken B2M, clone of the British B2
Telefunken ESK-52 (made the French intelligence services)
Rion spy radio set
Telefunken ESK-632 (made the French intelligence services)
RS-59 modular spy radio station
A-610 SEZHA miniature receiver (USSR)
Tensor 4-piece spy radio set (USSR)
LW/MW/SW pocket receiver
QRC-222 suitcase spy radio set (1964)
DDR spy radio set 'Type 2'
BCRA transmitter
French plug-in transmitter Type 2
French TR-TG-2A spy radio set
Speech/morse generator, Device 32620, used by Numbers Stations
Telefunken spy set FS-5000
FS-8 (KSG-Sender) (transmitter) developed by the BND in 1957
CDS-501 short-range agent communications
RS-804 satellite message burst transmitter
CIA surveillance receiver SSR-100
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