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Hallicrafters S-20R Sky Champion

S-20R
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: United States 1939-1945 Voltages: 117 VAC
Coverage: 550 - 44000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity:
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 9 Tubes. Physical: 18.5 x 8.5 x 9.375" 32 Lbs. 470x216x238mm 14.5 kg
Circuit Complement: 6SK7 RF Amp, 6K8 1st Detector-Mixer/HF Osc, 6SK7 1st IF Amp, 6SK7 2nd IF Amp, 6SQ7 2nd Detector/AVC/1st Audio Amp, 6F6G 2nd Audio Amp, 6H6 ANL, 6J5GT BFO and 80 Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack Standby ANL Bandspread 0-100 Mute Terminals AVC ON/OFF BFO Speaker Terminals Speaker 5" RF Gain Tone Hi/Med/Lo Jack for S-Meter Dial Light Flywheel Tuning Hinged Top Cover Dial Light
Accessories:SM-20 External S-Meter
New Price: $50-60 Used Price: $60-150
Comments: Ranges:  .55-1.78, 1.74-5.4, 5.3-15.8 and 15.5-44 MHz. Gray metal cabinet with stainless steel trim.

Hallicrafters S-22R Skyrider Marine

S-22R
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: United States 1941-1945 Voltages: 110 VAC or 110 VDC 50W
Coverage: 110-18000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity:
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 8 Tubes. Physical: 18.5 x 8.5 x 9.375" 31 Lbs. 470x216x238mm 14.1 kg
Circuit Complement: 6SK7 RF Amp, 6K8 1st Detector-Mixer/HF Osc, 6SK7 1st IF Amp, 6SK7 2nd IF Amp, 6SQ7 2nd Detector/AVC/1st Audio Amp, 25L6 2nd Audio Amp, 6J5 BFO and 25Z5 Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack Standby ANL Bandspread 0-100 Mute Terminals AVC BFO Speaker Terminals Speaker 5" RF Gain Tone Jack for S-Meter Hinged Cover Dial Light
Accessories:
New Price: $75 Used Price: $60-150
Comments: Reception gap from 1500-1700 kHz. Ranges: .11-.41, .4-1.5, 1.7-5.9, and 5.3-18 MHz. Designed for marine use. Black wrinkle metal cabinet
Variants: The earlier model S-22 1938 was similar, but the entire 360 degrees of the tuning dial was exposed rather than just a window as on the S-22R. The S-22 covered 140-18500 kHz.

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