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Hallicrafters SX-42

SX-42
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1947-1950 Voltages: 100-125 VAC 50-60 Hz
Coverage: 540 kHz - 110 MHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/FM Selectivity: 6 positions
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 15 Tubes. Physical: 20x10.25x16" 52 Lbs. 508x260x406mm 23.6 kg
Circuit Complement: (2) 6AG5 RF Amp, 7F8 Converter, 6SK7 IF Amp, 6SG7 IF Amp, 7H7 IF Amp, 7H7 FM Limiter/AM/Detector, 6H6 FM Detector, 7A4 BFO, 6H6 ANL, 6SL7 AF Amp, (2) 6V6 Output, VR-150 Regulator and 5U4G Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Tone (4 Pos.) Phono Input Jack Sensitivity Bandspread Dial Lock Speaker Terminals NL AVC Dial Lamp Hinged Top Cover Standby
Accessories: R-42 Speaker R-44 Speaker PM-23 Speaker R-45 Speaker B-42 Tilt Base
New Price: $250-275 Used Price: $250-600
Comments: Ranges: .54-1.62, 1.62-5, 5-15, 15-30, 27-55 and 55-109 MHz. Wideband FM detection available from 27 to 110 MHz. Bandspread for 80, 40, 20, 10 and 6 meters. Requires a speaker. One of the first receivers designed after World War II. Designed for excellent audio fidelity to appeal to the FM broadcast listener. The circuit for this model changed several times over its production life.
Variants: Model SX-42U operates from 110/130/150/220/250 VAC $288.

Hallicrafters SX-43

SX-43
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: United States 1947-1950 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz 120W
Coverage: 0.54-55 & 86-109 MHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/FM Selectivity: 4 positions
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 11 Tubes. Physical: 18.5x8.875x12" 41Lbs. 470x225x305mm 18.6 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amp, 7F8 Converter, 6SG7 IF Amp, (2) 6SH7 IF Amp, 6H6 AM Detector/ANL, 6AL5 FM Detector, 6J5 BFO, 6SQ7 AM Amp, 6V6 Output and 5Y3GT Rectifier. One RF and two IF stages.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Tone (2 Pos.) Bandspread 0-100 Sensitivity BFO Phono Input Jack Speaker Terminals NL AVC Dial Lamps Mute Line Standby Hinged Top
Accessories: R-42 Speaker R-44 Speaker
New Price: $160-190 Used Price: $150-270
Comments: Ranges: .54-1.7, 1.7-5, 5-16, 14-14.4, 15.5-44, 44-54 and 86-109 MHz. Bandspread: 80, 40, 20, 10 and 6 meters.
Variants: Model SX-43U operates from 110/130/150/220/250 VAC $178.

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