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Hallicrafters S-76

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: United States 1951-1954 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 538 - 34000 kHz¹ Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity: 5 pos. 5.6-.5 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 10 Tubes. Physical: 18.5x9x9.5" 41 Lbs. 470x229x241mm 18.6 kg
Circuit Complement: 6CB6 RF Amp, 6AU6 Converter, 6C4 Osc., 6BA6 1st IF, 6BE6 2nd Converter, 6BA6 2nd IF, 6AL5 Detector/ANL, 6SC7 BFO, 6K6GT Output, VR150 Regulator and 5Y3GTY Rectifier. One RF, two conversion and two IF stages.
Features: • ¼" Head. Jack • S-Meter • AVC ON/OFF • BFO • Sensitivity • ANL • Mute Line • Bandspread • Speaker Output • Dial Lamp • Hinged Cover • Line Out 500 ohm • Standby • Tone • Phono Input Jack • AVC
Accessories: R-46 Speaker
New Price: $170-200 Used Price: $70-140
Comments: Ranges: .538-1.58, 1.72-4.9, 4.6-13, 12-34 MHz. ¹ Reception gap from 1580 -1720 kHz because of the first IF frequency. Bandspread 80 to 10 meters. Early production did not include 15 meters on the bandspread scale. Gray metal cabinet with huge S-Meter.
Variants: Model S-76U is an export version operating on 100-250 VAC 25-60 Hz

Hallicrafters S-108

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: United States 1959-1963 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 540 - 34000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity:
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 8 Tubes. Physical: 18.75x8.5x10.2" 32 Lbs. 476x216x259mm 14.5 kg
Circuit Complement: 6SG7 RF Amp, 6SA7 Converter, 6SK7 1st IF Amp, 6SK7 2nd IF Amp, 6SC7 Audio Amp/BFO, 6K6GT Audio Out, 6H6 Detector/ANL/AVC and 5Y3GT Rectifier.
Features: •¼" Head. Jack • AVC ON/OFF • BFO • Bandspread • RF Gain • ANL • Mute Line • Speaker Terminals • Tone • Standby • Speaker
Accessories: R-46B Speaker, R-47 Speaker, R-48 Speaker
New Price: $130-150 Used Price: $40-90
Comments: Ranges: .538-1.6, 1.55-4.6, 4.6-13 and 12-34 MHz. Bandspread: 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.4, 20.1-21.5 and 26-30 MHz. Note that the bandspread ranges are on the long horizontal scale. The speaker is built into the top panel, facing up. Gray metal cabinet.
Variants: Model S-109 operates from AC or DC current. Also please see model SX-110 which is the same but with: S-Meter, Antenna Trimmer and Crystal Filter (but without an internal speaker).

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