|:is is against the law to operate military recievers? i seen some at a flea market but was afraid to buy one. Send to me for proper diposal No, all kidding aside , The military for the most part spared no expense in the design and manufacture of their equipment . It is the best . PERIOD ! If you have a ham license you can Transmit on any frequency your ticket allows. The Military uses a vast amount of the radio spectrum. If you just want to listen I reccommend something that receives all or atleast part of the shortwave spectrum around 2-30 mhz.