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Hallicrafters SX-62

SX-62
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): (4)
Made In: United States 1949-1953 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540-32000 kHz, 32-109 MHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/NBFM Selectivity: 6 Position
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 16 Tubes. Physical: 20x10.25x16 inches 64 Lbs. 508x260x406mm 29 kg
Circuit Complement: 6AG5 1st Amp, 6AG5 2nd RF, 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 Push-pull Audio Output, 6C4 Calibration Oscillators, VR-150 Regulator and 5U4G Rectifier. Two RF and three IF stages.
Features: " Head. Jack NL Tone (4 Pos.) Dial Lamps Sensitivity Standby Calibrator Speaker Terminals Hinged Cover Pointer Reset 60:1 Tuning Ratio Phono Input Jack
Accessories: R-42 Speaker R-44 Speaker PM-23 Speaker R-46 Speaker
New Price: $269-299 Used Price: $200-390
Comments: Ranges: .55-1.62, 1.62-4.9, 4.9-15, 15-32, 27-56 and 54-109 MHz. The SX-62 is an SWL version of the SX-42. Again designed for outstanding audio fidelity. Only the selected band is illuminated. Two tone gray metal cabinet.
Variants: Model SX-62U operates 105-250 VAC 25/60 kHz. Model SX-62A seems to be the same, but with a different audio impedance 1956 $350-430. The SX-62AU operates 105-250 VAC 20/100 kHz. Model SX-62B 14 tubes 1965 $525.

Hallicrafters SX-71

SX-71
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): [4]
Made In: United States 1949-1954 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 538-35000 kHz, 46-56 MHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/NBFM Selectivity: 3 Position
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 14 Tubes. Physical: 18.5x8.875x12" 33 Lbs. 330x130x280mm 15 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amp, 6C4 HF Osc, 6AU6 Mixer, 6BE6 2nd Conv., (3) 6SK7 IF Amp, 6SH7 IF Amp, 6H6 ANL/AVC, 6SC7 BFO/RF Amp, 6AL5 Det., 6K6GT Output, VR-150 Voltage Reg. and 5Y3GT Rectifier. One RF, two conv. and three IF stages. Single conversion under 4.7 MHz.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Bandspread Antenna Trimmer Sensitivity Tone Dial Lamp Hinged Top Cover Mute Terminals Standby Phono Input BFO ANL
Accessories: R-44B Speaker, R-46 Speaker
New Price: $180-250 Used Price: $110-190
Comments: Ranges:  .538-1.65, 1.6-4.8, 4.6-13.5, 12.5-35 and 46-56 MHz. Bandspread: 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.4, 27-30 and 47-55 MHz. Requires speaker. Early production had crude white dials (shown above).
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