Hammarlund History

Garey Barrell k4oah at MINDSPRING.COM
Fri Dec 31 09:44:37 EST 2004

Ron -

Hammarlund had facilities in Mars Hill starting in 1951.  At first, only
variable caps were built there, but in 1959 (the birthday of the
HQ-170!) they began building receivers and other products there.  The
administration / management of the company finally made the move in 1965
or 1966.

*73, Garey - K4OAH
Rinkie & Ron Pollack wrote:

>This query is of an historical rather than technical nature.
>I have a nice HQ170, which I use frequently with some Heathkit transmitters
>(AT1, DX20, DX35, and will also use Marauder when I get it back on the air.)
>According to various sources, Hammarlund was in New York City until about
>1968, at which time they moved to Mars Hill NC.  The HQ170, I believe, was
>manufactured only until 1961 or so. (Mine is not the A model).  However,
>there is a tube layout chart and model identifier pasted on the back of the
>cabinet that says "Hammarlund, Mars Hill, NC."
>Did they have manufacturing there earlier than 68, or was this label added
>Anyone have any ideas?
>Thanks and Happy New Year to all!
>Ron K2RP

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