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Hallicrafters SX-115

SX-115
Amateur Band Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1961-1964 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: Ham. See Comments Readout: Analog Lin.
Modes: AM/CW/SSB Selectivity: 5/3/2/1/.5 kHz
Circuit: Triple Conversion Superheterodyne. 18 Tubes plus Semiconductors. Physical: 16 x 10.5 x 16" 44 Lbs. 406x267x406mm 20 kg
Circuit Complement: 6DC6 RF Amp, 6BA6 1st Mixer, 12AT7 Crystal Osc, 6DC6 1st IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd Mixer, 6CB6 VFO, 6DC6 2nd IF Amp, 6BA6 3rd Mixer, 12AT7 SSB Switch Osc., 6DC6 3rd IF Amp, 6BY6 Product Detector, 6BJ7 AM Detector/2nd AVC Rectifier/ANL, 12AX7 BFO/1st Audio Amp, 6AQ5 Audio Out, 6AU6 Crystal Calibrator, 6AU6 S-Meter, 6AU6 1st Loop AVC Amp, 0A2 Voltage Regulator and 5 silicon diodes.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter AVC ON/OFF Calibrator 100 kHz RF Gain ANL Mute Line Antenna Trimmer Notch Dial Lamp BFO Speaker Terminals Standby 50 kHz IF Out Jack
Accessories:
New Price: $595-600 Used Price: $450-800
Comments: Ranges: 3.5-4, 7-7.5, 14-14.5, 21-21.5, 28-28.5, 28.5-29, 29-29.5, 29.5-30 and 9.6-10 MHz. (9.6-10 MHz not calibrated). 1 kHz dial accuracy between calibration points. Gear driven tuning with virtually no backlash. Requires a speaker. Matches the HT-33 and HT-32 transmitters. Designed to compete with the Collins 75A/S series.

Hallicrafters SX-117

SX-117
Amateur Band Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1962-1965 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: Ham. See Comments Readout: Analog Lin.
Modes: AM/CW/SSB Selectivity: 5/2.5/.5 kHz -6 dB.
Circuit: Triple Conversion Superheterodyne. 13 Tubes plus Semiconductors. Physical: 15x7.75x14.75" 18.5 Lbs. 281x197x375mm 8.4 kg
Circuit Complement: 6DC6 RF Amp, 6EA8 1st Mixer/Cathode Follow, 12AT7 Crystal Osc, 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6BE6 2nd Mixer, 6EA8 VFO/Cathode Follow, 6DC6 2nd IF Amp, 6EA8 3rd Mixer/SSB Switch Crystal Osc, 6BA6 3rd IF Amp, 6BE6 Product Detector/BFO, 6BN8 AM Detector/AVC Amp/AVC Rectifier, 6GW8 1st Audio Amp/Audio Out, 6AU6 Crystal Calibrator and four silicon diodes.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter AVC ON/OFF Calibrator 100 kHz RF Gain ANL Mute Line Antenna Trimmer Notch Dial Lamp BFO Speaker Terminals Standby VFO Out Jack Cal Reset Crystal Osc Out Jack Preselector
Accessories: R-47 Speaker, R-48 Speaker, HA-10 LF/MF Converter (85-3000 kHz)
New Price: $380-400 Used Price: $190-270
Comments: Ranges: 3.5-4, 7-7.5, 14-14.5, 21-21.5 and 28.5-29 MHz. Optional crystal positions for: 9.5-10, 28-28.5, 29-29.5 and 29.5-30 MHz. Product detector for CW/SSB. Requires a speaker. Matches the HT-44 Transmitter.
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