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Hammarlund HQ-140-X

HQ-140X
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: United States 1953-1956 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540 - 31000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity: 6 position
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 11 Tubes. Physical: 20.125x11x13.5" 47 Lbs. 511x279x343mm 21.3 kg
Circuit Complement: 6C4 Oscillator, 6BA6 RF Amp, 6BE6 Mixer, 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6BA6 3rd IF Amp, 6AL5 Detector/AVC/NL, 12AU7 1st AM Amp/BFO, 6V6GT/G Audio Power Amp, 0C3 Regulator and 5U4G Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack S Meter RF Gain Antenna Trimmer BFO 3 kHz Bandspread AVC OFF/ON Speaker Terminals Standby NL Mute Line Dial Lamp Carry Handles Flywheel Tuning Hinged Top Cover
Accessories: S-200 Speaker, Rack Mounting Kit, XC-100 Crystal Calibrator
New Price: $265 Used Price: $140-250
Comments: Ranges: .54-1.32, 1.32-3.2, 3.2-5.7, 5.7-10, 10-18 and 18-31 MHz. Bandspread: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Requires a speaker. Two tone gray metal cabinet. The HQ-140-X was the successor to the HQ-129-X.

Hammarlund HQ-145

HQ-145
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: United States 1959-1963 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540 - 30000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/LSB/USB/CW Selectivity: 6 Position
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 11 Tubes. Physical: 19x10.5x13" 482x266x330mm
Circuit Complement: 6BZ6 RF Amp, 6BE6 1st Mixer, 6BE6 Converter/455 kHz IF Amp, 6BA6 455 kHz IF Amp, 6BA6 455 kHz IF Amp, 6AL5 Detector/NL, 12AX7 455 kHz BFO/Audio Amp, 6AQ5 Audio Power Output, 6C4 HF Oscillator, 0B2 Voltage Regulator, and 5U4GB Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack S Meter Bandspread Slot Filter 5 kHz Mute Line RF Gain Antenna Trimmer Speaker Terminals Dial Lamp BFO 2 kHz. ANL AVC OFF/SLO/MED/FST Cal. Adjust Flywheel Tuning
Accessories: S-200 Speaker, Clock/Timer (shown), XC-100 Crystal Calibrator
New Price: $269-289 Used Price: $160-240
Comments: Ranges: .54-1.6, 1.6-4, 4-10, 10-30 MHz. Single conversion below 10 MHz. Requires a speaker.
Variants: Model HQ-145C (shown) has built-in clock. Model HQ-145X has a fixed crystal position (1961 $269) QST December 1961. Model HQ-145XC has fixed crystal position and the clock. Model HQ-145E operates from 115/230 VAC 50/60 Hz. The later "A" model adds a hinged cover and SO-239 hole. Requires a speaker. Model HQ-145AX ($349) has 11 fixed crystal positions. Model HQ-145AC has built-in clock.

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