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Hammarlund HQ-150

HQ-150
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1956-1958 Voltages: 105-120 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540-31000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW-SSB Selectivity: 6 Position
Circuit: Single Conversion 13 Tubes. Physical: 20.125x11x13.5" 70 Lbs. 511x279x343mm 31.7 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amp, 6BE6 Mixer, 6C4 HF Osc, 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6BA6 3rd IF Amp, 6AL5 Detector/AVC/NL, 12AX7 1st AF Amp/BFO, 6V6GT/G Audio Power Amp, 0C3 Voltage Regulator, 5U4GB Rectifier, 12AX7 Q-Multiplier and 6BZ6 Calibrator.
Features: " Head. Jack S Meter Q-Multiplier Antenna Trimmer RF Gain ANL AVC ON/MAN Calibrator 100 kHz BFO 2 kHz. Bandspread Mute contacts Speaker Terminals Dial Lamp Hinged Cover Flywheel Tuning
Accessories: Speaker, Rack Speaker, Rack Mounting Kit
New Price: $294-299 Used Price: $180-300
Comments: Requires a speaker. Ranges: .54-1.32, 1.32-3.2, 3.2-5.7, 5.7-10, 10-18 and 18-31 MHz. Bandspread 80 to 10 meters. The HQ-150 features a true Q-Multiplier with both peak and reject. It has a very flexible filter system. Two toned gray metal cabinet. The HQ-150 was the last of the large single conversion Hammarlund general coverage receivers.
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Hammarlund HQ-160

HQ-160
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1958-1960 Voltages: 105-120 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540-31000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW-SSB Selectivity: 4/.1-2 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion 13 Tubes. Physical: 19 x 10.5 x 13" 482x266x330mm
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amp, 6BE6 Mixer, 6C4 HF Osc, 6BE6 Converter, 6BA6 IF, 6BA6 IF, 6BJ7 Detector Limiter/AVC, 12AU7 AF, 6U8 Detector/BFO, 6AQ5 Output, 6BZ6 Calibrator, 5U4 Rectifier and 0B2 Regulator. 14 Tuned circuits in IF, crystal controlled second oscillator.
Features: " Head. Jack S Meter ANL Calibrator 100 kHz Sensitivity Slot Filter 5 kHz Fiduciary Adj. Speaker Terminals Standby BFO Bandspread Antenna Trimmer Dial Lamps Mute Line Flywheel Tuning.
Accessories: S-200 Speaker
New Price: $379 Used Price: $250-400
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.
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