[Boatanchors] Receiver WTB
rwpeters at SWBELL.NET
Mon Dec 26 17:23:11 EST 2005
Okkk Jim open mouth and insert foot...I have had very favorable
Luck with a number other the the SX28...I have a SX101 that is hotter
then a firecracker but get your weight belt on...Also the SX115...Great
receiver....Most of the others are crap..
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[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 12:54 PM
To: boatanchors at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Receiver WTB
I am risking my life saying this in the open, but I have not had good
with any of the Hallicrafters receivers but the SX 28 that I spent hours
restoring. No only that but the 28 is huge and weighs almost as much as
DX 100. The SX 100 was mechanically unstable, especially on the upper
bands and the audio left a lot to be desired for me.
The HQ 140X that I have is a much better receiver from an audio
and I like it very much. In addition to the crystal filter, I have a Q
multiplier installed in line and it does a very good job. Even though
front panel is flimsy the chassis is better than the Halli comparable.
had a HQ 100 and 110 and they are nice for the low end price, but
they did not perform as I wanted on all modes, SSB, CW and AM. If you
with many of the HQ series receivers, be sure the slugs for the IF and
antenna coils are there, not broken and free to turn. There are a lot
sad stories about receiver coils sans the slug.
Spend quite a bit of time finding any old receiver, unless you enjoy
hours of restoration. My HQ 140X looks like new under the hood. I
the electrolytics in the power supply and the one on the audio cathode
bypass, that is all.
Just don't get in a rush to buy something until the best looking one
along, no matter what you buy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "WØQFC" <erastber at tampabay.rr.com>
To: <boatanchors at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:47 AM
Subject: [Boatanchors] Receiver WTB
> Many thanks to all of the list members that responded to my request
> receiver to buy.
> I can not believe how many responses I received! And that created my
> problem: Which one to pick?
> The RME 6900 is very nice, but a little too expensive for me right
> The HQ-140X is the closest "match" to my Globe Chief 90A and the price
> my range.
> I have always liked Hallicrafters and that also creates a problem with
> one to choose, SX-28, SX-99, SX-100 or the SX-111?
> Now, I would appreciate one more thing from the list;
> Which Hallicrafters would YOU pick, based on how good the receiver is
> and how well you like it overall?
> Again, thanks to the list members and a Happy New Year to all.
> Gene, WØQFC
> Spring Hill, Florida
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