From gharmon at idworld.net Wed Dec 14 14:18:11 2016 From: gharmon at idworld.net (Gary H. Harmon, Jr.) Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:18:11 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-115 Advertising Brochure Needed Message-ID: Does anyone have one to send me a scanned copy? Thanks and 73, Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio and ATARI Archaeologist 6003 Archwood San Antonio, TX 78239-1504 (210) 657-1549 (210) 884-6926 (210) 657-1549 gharmon at idworld.net "Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday" http://www.grissomroadcoc.org From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Mon Dec 19 05:06:48 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 02:06:48 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Radios on a TV Show Message-ID: <065fc087-438d-fad3-730f-141cb3d2f5fc@ix.netcom.com> I've been watching "Highway Patrol" a syndicated TV show made in the 1950s. It features some Hallicrafters radios particularly in the "headquarters" set. At least one SX-42, I think also an SX-43 and an S-40 or S-40A. Maybe some other stuff. I remember this show from when I was a kid. The studio where it was made was a few blocks from my house. I like to try to figure out where the locations were. Some where in the general area of Hollywood but a great many seem to have been in the San Fernando Valley. This city has changed so much since then its hard to recognize it. Areas that were still farmland are now very built up residential and business areas. On You Tube, type in Highway Patrol. Reportedly this shows cost about $20,000 per episode to make, hardly pay for feeding the crew now. -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From pincon at erols.com Mon Dec 19 09:17:09 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:17:09 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Radios on a TV Show In-Reply-To: <065fc087-438d-fad3-730f-141cb3d2f5fc@ix.netcom.com> References: <065fc087-438d-fad3-730f-141cb3d2f5fc@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: <003201d25a02$99c5fed0$cd51fc70$@erols.com> You want Hallicrafters?? I bought the entire series of "Sky King" at Dayton last year (cheap, the videos are REALLY low res.) and we've watched all 72 of them (Yes "we" because my wife & I both luvd the show as kids) Early shows had several stations, one at Sky's "Flying Crown" ranch and one at the local sheriff's office, both consisting on an SX-42 and what looks like an HT-9 transmitter. They correctly refer to "using the short-wave" to communicate. However, they never show the radio's in either their twin Cessna B-10, the "Song-Bird" or their station wagon, but they were used extensively during the shows. Curiously, I don't remember seeing any sort of antenna on the wagon either. Later, when the plane improved to a C-310, most of the stations were of various Gonset pieces such as their 50 watt base and various other receivers and accessories. The plane had a typical PTT mile and they'd correctly flip a switch on the base stations to go from Rx to Tx. All in all proper radio use and procedure, plus surprisingly good scripts for a ? hour children's show from the early 50's. 73, Charlie k3ICH From ranickel at comcast.net Mon Dec 19 11:25:41 2016 From: ranickel at comcast.net (Robert Nickels) Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:25:41 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Radios on a TV Show In-Reply-To: <003201d25a02$99c5fed0$cd51fc70$@erols.com> References: <065fc087-438d-fad3-730f-141cb3d2f5fc@ix.netcom.com> <003201d25a02$99c5fed0$cd51fc70$@erols.com> Message-ID: <19a8647b-c686-49ed-7fd5-107a7b7e3ac8@comcast.net> On 12/19/2016 8:17 AM, Charlie T, K3ICH wrote: > Early shows had several stations, one at Sky's "Flying Crown" ranch and one > at the local sheriff's office, both consisting on an SX-42 and what looks > like an HT-9 transmitter. Hi Charlie, I've wondered about that for years, although not enough to pop for the boxed set (yet at least). Really loved Sky King (didn't we all?) and I remembered it being an SX-42 after I was old enough to know what an SX-42 looked like ;-) I don't recall the transmitter but it would make sense that it was an HT-9 from a product placement standpoint (i.e. they got both from the same dealer). I thought I recall seeing a "Gooneybox" but haven't found any proof of it and maybe just mentally added what I *thought* Sky ought to be using for comms. If you look on Google Images, you can find a pic of Sky in the Songbird holding a mic but it looks in this grainy old pic like the cord is tucked under his leg ;-) I also found a very grainy one of Mitch the Sheriff sitting in front of an SX-42 and holding a JT-30 mic with one of the old style Motorola packsets with a telephone handset visible in the background - presumably in his office base station but not sure. Think of all the $ the producers could have made with a few hi-res photos of just the radio gear to sell us adult kids 50 years later! 73, Bob W9RAN From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Mon Dec 19 15:08:58 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:08:58 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Radios on a TV Show In-Reply-To: <003201d25a02$99c5fed0$cd51fc70$@erols.com> References: <065fc087-438d-fad3-730f-141cb3d2f5fc@ix.netcom.com> <003201d25a02$99c5fed0$cd51fc70$@erols.com> Message-ID: <38009687-b2f0-d33c-4b51-75d93563f656@ix.netcom.com> I think You Tube has some "Sky King" shows. The quality of the video varies all over the place for "Highway Patrol" some excellent, a lot awful. I remember "Sky King" on TV but it was a staple on radio (remember that) when I was a little kid. It was a favorite. Done in Chicago along with "Jack Armstrong". I think it was a half hour show. ABC radio had these two along with "The Lone Ranger", "Challenge of the Yukon" and "The Green Hornet", the last three from Detroit (my home town). There may have been another. These shows ran at dinner time. My memory of the TV show is that it was more like the radio show than "The Lone Ranger" was. People who are younger than about seventy have no idea what radio was like before TV. BTW, Hallicrafters seems to have had the inside track on getting equipment into movies and TV shows. Goes back a long way. There is too much to be just the appearance so I suspect some early "product placement". OTOH, Hallicrafters always payed a lot of attention to styling and also made a lot of different equipment. Their radios LOOK like radios. On 12/19/2016 6:17 AM, Charlie T, K3ICH wrote: > You want Hallicrafters?? > I bought the entire series of "Sky King" at Dayton last year (cheap, the > videos are REALLY low res.) and we've watched all 72 of them (Yes "we" > because my wife & I both luvd the show as kids) > Early shows had several stations, one at Sky's "Flying Crown" ranch and one > at the local sheriff's office, both consisting on an SX-42 and what looks > like an HT-9 transmitter. > They correctly refer to "using the short-wave" to communicate. However, > they never show the radio's in either their twin Cessna B-10, the > "Song-Bird" or their station wagon, but they were used extensively during > the shows. Curiously, I don't remember seeing any sort of antenna on the > wagon either. > > Later, when the plane improved to a C-310, most of the stations were of > various Gonset pieces such as their 50 watt base and various other receivers > and accessories. > The plane had a typical PTT mile and they'd correctly flip a switch on the > base stations to go from Rx to Tx. > > All in all proper radio use and procedure, plus surprisingly good scripts > for a ? hour children's show from the early 50's. > > 73, Charlie k3ICH > > > > > > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Hallicrafters mailing list > Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/hallicrafters > Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm > Post: mailto:Hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > > List Administrator: Duane Fischer, W8DBF > ** For Assistance: dfischer at usol.com ** > > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Tue Dec 20 22:40:35 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:40:35 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Headphone connection for S-40A Message-ID: <2afd481f-7097-f703-3d33-faa10990089b@ix.netcom.com> Hallicrafters used the same arrangement for headphones from the S-20R to I think the S-40B. The jack has a "normal" that disconnects the speaker from the speaker winding of the transformer and connects the phones to the grid of the output tube. This results in a low level signal needing high impedance phones. I think it leaves the output transformer without a load but have not confirmed this yet. The arrangement was changed in the S-120, about the last of this series, to the more common one of switching from the speaker to the phones on the output with a minimum load resistor on the speaker output winding. One the earlier sets the phones work fine with the output tube removed. The handbooks say the tone control works for both speakers and phones but since its just a capacitor or capacitor and series resistor across the speaker it no effect on the phones at all. This error was repeated in all the handbooks from the S-20R through the S-40B. One of these books, I think actually a Service Bulletin also says the phones should be low impedance, that's wrong. I think the S-20R book says standard magnetic or crystal phones, meaning high impedance. I think it would not be difficult to modify the connection so that the phones were fed from the speaker output. That way you could use modern high fidelity phones if you wanted. I just had my S-40A open to clean the switches and touch up the alignment. The case on mine requires some struggling to get the screws back, something not quite in line. I don't want to open it again just to check if there is still speaker drive on the jack when phones are connected but did confirm the wiring is as shown in the schematic. Curiously enough the S-77, which is the AC/DC version of the S-40, has the regular headphone connection in place of the speaker. Hallicrafters sure did some funny things. -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From hallicraftersx28 at aol.com Sun Dec 25 15:30:27 2016 From: hallicraftersx28 at aol.com (Nick) Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 15:30:27 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] WTB : SX-42 RF deck cover Message-ID: <15937ad6544-56cf-1cb69@webprd-a08.mail.aol.com> Looking for an SX-42 RF deck cover that goes over the tuning capacitors in original unrestored condition ,some rust/blemishes etc alright. Please reply off list ,thanks ! Nick

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