[AMRadio] Hallicrafter S-42

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 10:09:43 EDT 2007

Ellen Rugowski wrote:

> How good is an S-42?
> Ellen - AF9J

I guess it depends on what you want the thing to do.  An S-40B (the 42 
was a no-no on my part - sorry), best I can recall, doesn't have a 
product detector on it.  so, SSB would be out of the question.  
Broadcast band and some stronger shortwave stations, for SWL'ing... 
yeah, I'd say it's cool for a table-top, or bed-side receiver, but I'm 
not sure I'd use one for communications.

*I THINK* that the Hallicrafter S line pre-dates the SX line (to the 
best of my recollection) meaning that the S-40B has seniority on the SX-28.


it could be that the X in SX means it's 'x-tra' good. ;-) 

I'm not familiar with the lineage of Hallicrafter receivers.  Never 
really cared, to tell the truth.  I always left that up to the 
collectors.  All I want is something that works.  Period.

Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

73 = Best Regards,

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