WinRadio 1550e

I was given this radio, however it now turns out it’s a useless metal brick. The software I found on WR website was written for MS-Windows 16-bit architecture, my OS is 64-bit and has no 16-bit support. I have tried customer support, however they basically told me to fork over $862.44 for a WR-G305e.

“Hello Karl,

Unfortunately, the WR-1500e receiver was introduced on the market in the era of Windows 3.1, and
discontinued long before the arrival of 64-bit operating systems. The last supported OS was Windows XP 32.

We would suggest that you please consider our more advanced products that provide you not only with 64-bit
capability, but far more advanced features and functionality, such as the popular G305e model:

Thank you for your interest in our products and we look forward to be of service to you again soon.

Best regards,



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> Name:          Karl Lensson
> Country:       Australia
> Organization:  Student
> Email address:
> Subject: Software
> I have 1500series WiNRADiO, however the software included was written for a 32-bit system, and will not run on my 64-bit machine(Windows 7).
> Could I get a digital copy of a 64-bit version, download would be best.
> My radio .
> Karl L.”


Being a student I don’t have that kind of money, if all fails then maybe I will save up.

So, if anyone out there in the WWW or other internet like place, has a workaround to get a WR-1550e working with Windows 7 I’d like to hear about it!

As for linux I found something called Linradio, however I have had no luck getting it to compile on Ubuntu 12.04!(Had to modify #include<asm/io.h> to be #include<sys/io.h>, However it still failed to compile).!Receivers


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One Response to WinRadio 1550e

  1. Oris says:

    I have the same problem Like you I don’t have that kind of money either you would think they would have better support for their products. Microsoft made a big mistake not taking care of XP I have 3 computers that windows 7 will not run on ASUS and Vaio and aa AcerSo I get this real nice Samsung with a terabite hard drive 4 GIG of ram windows 7 from Tiger direct and being its a 64 bit system nothing wants to work now aint that a crock

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