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Hallicrafters SX-88

SX-88
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): ««««« (5)
Made In: United States 1954-1955 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50-60 Hz
Coverage: 535 - 33000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/SSB Selectivity: 10/5/2.5/1.25/.5/.25 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 20 Tubes. Physical: 20x9.25x17.5" 508x235x444mm
Circuit Complement: 6CB6 RF Amp, 6BA6 RF Amp, 6U8 1st Mixer/1st Converter. Osc, 6BA6 2nd Mixer, 12AT7 2nd Converter Osc, 6BA6 IF Amp, 6BA6 IF Amp, 6BA6 IF Amp, 6AL5 Det/ANL, 6CB6 AVC Amp, 12AU7 AVC Rect/Cath Fol, 12AX7 Audio Amp/Phase Inverter, 6V6GT Audio Out, 6V6GT Audio Out, 6C4 BFO, 6BA6 BFO Amp, 5U4G Rectifier, 0D3 Voltage Reg, 4H4 Current Regulator and 6BA6 Crystal Calibrator.
Features: •Ό" Head. Jack • S-Meter • Bandspread • Calibrator 100 kHz • Sensitivity • Notch Filter • BFO ±2.5 kHz • Antenna Trimmer • Mute Terminals • Standby • Phono Input Jack • Speaker Terminals • Flywheel Tuning • AVC ON/OFF • IF Out Jack • Dial Locks • Dial Lamp • ANL
Accessories: R-46 Speaker, R-46A Speaker
New Price: $595 Used Price: $3500-6500
Comments: Ranges: .535-1.7, 1.69-3, 2.98-5.5, 5.4-10, 9.8-18.3 and 17.8-33 MHz. Bandspread: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 11-10 meters. Illuminated dial-in-use indicator. Requires a speaker. Gear driven. A very highly regarded, rare and collectable model.
Variants: Model SX-88U operates from 100-250V 25-60 Hz.

Hallicrafters SX-99

SX-99
General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1955-1958 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 538 - 34000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW-SSB Selectivity: 4 Position.
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 8 Tubes. Physical: 18.75x9x10.75" 28.4 Lbs. 476x229x273mm 13 kg
Circuit Complement: 6SG7 RF Amp, 6SA7 Converter, 6SG7 1st IF Amp, 6SK7 2nd IF Amp, 6SC7 Audio Amp/BFO, 6K6GT Audio Output, 6H6 Detector/ANL/AVC and 5Y3 Rectifier. One RF and two IF stages.
Features: • Ό" Head. Jack • S-Meter • Bandspread • Hinged Cover • Sensitivity • Stand-By • BFO • Antenna Trimmer • Dial Lamp • NL • AVC ON/OFF • Speaker Terminals
Accessories: R-46 Speaker, R-46A Speaker, R-46B Speaker
New Price: $150 Used Price: $110-225
Comments: Ranges: .538-1.6, 1.55-4.6, 4.6-13 and 12-34 MHz. Bandspread: 80-10 Meters. Requires a speaker. Black metal cabinet with brushed chrome trim.
Variants: The" universal" model, SX-99U operates 100-250 VAC 25-60 Hz.

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