[AMRadio] Receivers

Mike Duke, K5XU k5xu at comcast.net
Wed Sep 19 21:07:24 EDT 2007

Somehow, I've managed to hang on to the HQ110A/VHF that my folks gave me for 
Christmas in 1968.

It needs a good alignment job, and will hopefully have that soon. Then, it 
will be paired with a DX60.

Anyone remember the Lafayette HA500? I almost settled for that one, but 
chose the HQ110A/VHF because it covered both 160 and 2 meters.

I also have a recently acquired HQ170 that needs a thorough going through, 
as it only likes to work on 80 meters.

In my earlier days, I started with a borrowed S120. That one is still with 
its original owner, who had no idea what he was starting when he loaned it 
to an 11-year-old for the summer back in 1966.

For Christmas that year I received a Zenith, the model number of which 
escapes me, but it had a slide rule dial and band spread much like the S120, 
and drifted like an S40 on the higher bands.

For brief periods I also used an RME4350A, a BC348Q, an SX62A, and an NC300.

I also operated the station of a friend several times when he was using one 
of the "HBR" series of receivers that his dad had built from QST. His dad 
still has it, and it still works great.

Mike Duke, K5XU
American Council of Blind Radio Amateurs

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