[AMRadio] receiver survey

EP Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Wed Sep 19 15:51:47 EDT 2007

Hi Barrie,

What's your take on the SX-88 receiver...?

They sure do look attractive enough, but man oh man, do they ever command
the big bucks come re-sale time!

Is it as good as the dollars it attracts, or is there some kind of mystique
/ aura surrounding that rig? I sure am curious...

That SX-28A sounds like a FB classic, too --- its only drawback, from what
I've heard, is the oddball impedance of the audio output transformer for
'phones, & lack of access to specific fixed capacitors because of the
switching design of it (like trying to replace a spark plug in certain GM
cars with air conditioning!)....

Hey, now THERE'S a good spin on this thread: personal opinions re. what's
wrong with "classic" rigs, per  first-hand experience. If anyone wants me to
start with my stable, I'd be more than happy to do so! Hi Hi

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barrie Smith" <barrie at centric.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] receiver survey

> I still have a few nice AM receivers here.
> SX-28A  Very nice.
> SX-42     Nice
> SX-62B   Very, very nice
> SX-73     Very, very nice
> SX-88      Nice
> SX-99     Average
> TW-1000 and several Trans-Oceanics and other portables from the 1940s and
> 1950s.
> R-390    Very, very nice
> 75A4      Nice.
> Since I am no longer able to lug the heavy receivers around, it's likely
> they will be for sale soon.  Condition listed above.
> I'm open to realistic offers, before they go on that other place.
> 73, Barrie, W7ALW
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