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Cliff Jones
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PostSubject: Hallicrafters   2010-11-26, 11:33 pm

Halicrafters made several models for the Home consumer, One being the SX100. It is one of the top of the line models. Along with that one I have a S-20-R that needs to be inspected. I have an SX-62 that works great.
I haven't turned them on in 3 years Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-08, 8:35 am

Hi Cliff,

I thought I had posted a reply to this thread but I don't see it. I'm not familiar with the SX 100, is that anything like the SX 99? I have an S-53A that needs refurbishing. I used to have a 5R10A years ago. I like some of the older models, like the S-20R, and others I can't remember the model #'s.

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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-08, 10:02 am

Embarassed I screwed up this morning around 24:00 to 00:15 and lost the Whole forum, but recovered it thereafter. Whew! I didn't remember seeing your comments, but had you posted, my apologies. pale
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The SX 99 and the 100 are very close in appearance.
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-08, 10:33 am

Hi Cliff,

No apologies needed. I may have hit the preview button the last time in this thread instead of the submit one. I think I've done that before. Both of those Hallicrafters are sharp looking units. The SX 100 looks like it would be top of the line. Sure wouldn't mind having either one of those! Shocked I've been mainly paying attention, lately, to consumer home radios from the 1930's - 1950's but i like boatanchors as well. I have an RME 45B I'd like to get back into operation at some point.

I think you have a great forum here. That was fast work getting it back.

Have to toddle off to the work QTH now. Hope you have a pleasant day! Smile

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-08, 1:19 pm

Hi all,

Those Hallicrafters are beautiful looking sets. I miss all my boat anchors. Got rid of all the ones I had the last couple of years. SP-600 and about a half dozen National models.

All I have for communications receivers at the moment are a Radio Shack DX-160 and a Lafayette HA-800B. They are good solid state sets, but don't have the appeal of a real tube set. I also have 2 Kenwood R-5000 sets here for the serious listening.

Cheers for now, Bob
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-08, 9:47 pm

Heres an incomplete list of Hallicrafters.
Hallicrafters

Echophone EC-1 receiver
Echophone EC-1B receiver
SX-17 Super Skyrider receiver
S-19R Sky Buddy receiver
S-20 Sky Champion receiver
S-20R Sky Champion receiver
SX-25 Super Defiant receiver
SX-28 Super Skyrider receiver
S-38 series receivers
S-36A Receiver
S-40B receiver
SX-42 Receiver
SX-43 Receiver
SP-44 Skyrider Panoramic
S-52 Receiver
S-53A Receiver
SX-62 Receiver
S-77A Receiver
SX-99 Receiver
SX-100 Mark1A
SX-101A Receiver
SX-110 Receiver
SX-117 Receiver
matching HT-44 transmitter (for SX-117 transceive)
S-119 Sky Buddy II receiver
S-120 and SW-500 receivers
SR-500 "Tornado" transceiver
TW-1000 portable receiver a Zenith Transoceanic clone
TW-2000 portable receiver another Zenith Transoceanic clone
WR-600 receiver

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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2010-12-09, 7:55 am

As incomplete a list as it may be, I'll take 'em all. I've been taking in more radios than I have room for, actually. My family will protest in the mildest of terms, so they, thankfully, are pretty understanding. But I've always liked the appearance of most Hallicrafters radios.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2012-03-01, 11:45 pm

At one point I had over a dozen Hallicrafters radios.
All I have left is my old S-38 B and a "Sky Buddy" that belonged to my best friend Jay N7RIC SK, (missing the cabinet though. The IFT is still clip leaded to the chassis after almost 25 years. Hard to work on it emotionally.)

I just got tired of replacing all the IFT's in them from silver mica disease and open IF windings.
Every single one of the radios had the same problems in that area. Corroded wires from the salt air here seem to be common, altho I did read an article a couple of decades back stating that the Hallicrafters co had used "poor quality insulation on the wire in winding the IFT's and that caused many problems in that area". My personal experiences prove it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2012-03-02, 12:15 am

I remember reading that a lot of problems with wire coatings out-gassing sulfur and that is corrosive to copper.

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PostSubject: Hallicrafters...HT-19 NBFM and CW Transmitter    2013-08-01, 12:31 pm

I've been following this post about the fine SX-100 receiver. I have the same, but in MarkII configuration. Anybody know about the value of the HT-19 NBFM (80-10 meters) FM CW only transmitter? I have had one of these in really pretty good cosmetic shape for years, thinking I would at least get it back on the air on CW. Still might happen. Have a nice SX-43 with FM and it's a joy to listen to as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2013-08-01, 4:11 pm

The value isn't too bad, but a Hallicrafters collector or ham, may pay a premium. I guess in the rang of $75-$175 depending on condition too.

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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2014-08-11, 6:18 pm

I have just one Hallicrafters now SX100 Mark1A
I sold my others SX 62 and S20R

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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2014-08-29, 7:33 am

I have a Hallicrafters S38d (last of the series with octal tubes) and an S120.

I was one of the bidders on this one;
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There was only one bid and I made my bid in the last 5 seconds in order to win but one more bid got in right after me!
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2014-10-08, 6:01 pm

The S-38 series consisted of the : S38, A,B,C,D,and E, that I have owned or seen.
The E was totally redesigned mechanically, and used miniature tubes, IIRC.


 I do have a Sky Buddy in the garage, missing the case. It belonged to my best friend, Jay Davies.
 Had a bad IFT in it, and the replacement is still dangling out of the chassis by wires. He is an SK.
I just have not had the strength to finish the repair and find the rest of a case for it. We were buddies for almost 30 years.  One day I will finish the repair and give it to his widow.
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2016-03-05, 5:43 am

As an added note, All of the Hallicrafters sets I have seen have silver mica disease in the IFT's.
Also an OT told me their wire in the IFT's was subject to insulation breakdown. Something to do with age and the wire insulation. He MAY have gotten that confused with silver mica disease though.
 At any rate, replacing the IFT's or the fixed mica's in the bases of them is the only cure.
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PostSubject: Re: Hallicrafters   2016-10-22, 6:54 am

We just got a S-20 working for our exhibit. We had a donation and it required re-stringing of the dial. No easy way to do that but to  take the front cover off. Just make sure to replace both while you are there.We had to replace one tube and he main electrolitic cap. But it is a great receiver for it's age.
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