[Boatanchors] [Hallicrafters] Mystery S-76
gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 21 18:59:21 EDT 2012
Considering that the S-76 came out several years before the HT-20, I sincerely doubt that the receiver was designed to "match" the transmitter! The design of the SX-88 is closer to the HT-20, with the "picture frame" and all. I don't recall any other Hallicrafters units having the "picture frame". The SX-88 came out several months after the HT-20. Of course, both the HT-20 and SX-88 were very limited in production with the SX-88 having more examples built.
My HT-20 is s/n 11 and I have "heard from" the owner of s/n 9.
From: "W4AWM at aol.com" <W4AWM at aol.com>
To: ckepus at comcast.net; Hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net; Boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Cc: chuck at hallicraftercollector.com
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] [Boatanchors] Mystery S-76
Rumor has it that thie receiver design was meant to match the HT-20.
Cabinetry was left over from other receivers so they simply cut out the old
speaker opening and added the big S-meter we are all familiar with.
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