From magnuson at mac.com Wed Nov 2 12:11:53 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:11:53 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning Message-ID: <03C42D8F-3355-4DBC-B3EC-1EA09128F346@mac.com> Thanks Richard for responding. I've very carefully checked the tuning capacitors and I saw no shorts or touching or binding. What I did find is that when I tune across the band the tuning knob capstan string crosses on itself and finally binds up. The string all looks okay so it is not obvious what the cure is. Skip W7WGM -------------------- Check to see that the extra force is from the tuning cap. If it is the most likely cause is something stuck between the plates or one or more plates bent enough to be rubbing. If that's happening the cap will short and the set will go dead where the plates touch. > On 10/31/2016 4:47 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Hi All, > I'm getting back to my SX-62 and tuning it up to display in my front > room but ran into a problem. The tuning capacitor seems to hang up half > way from full mesh to open mesh. I can physically move it but with a > bit of force. The cord slips at that point. Has anyone experienced the > same? I have oiled all the small pulleys and other parts (end of the > capacitor) and I don't see what the problem is. Thanks for any help. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Wed Nov 2 14:09:08 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 11:09:08 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning In-Reply-To: <03C42D8F-3355-4DBC-B3EC-1EA09128F346@mac.com> References: <03C42D8F-3355-4DBC-B3EC-1EA09128F346@mac.com> Message-ID: <157fb5ae-d107-94ba-7d3a-c73780b9b6f3@ix.netcom.com> I think is necessary to isolate the problem. That may require removing the dial string from the tuning cap so you can turn the cap by itself. If the binding is there you can look for the cause. I think you said you had lubricated its bearings. Many air variables have some sort of wiper to connect the rotor, worth looking at. Also, check the centering of the rotors in the stator. If its not perfectly centered it means the bearing loading is wrong. It will also affect the tuning law. If the cap is OK having the dial string off will also allow checking everything it runs over in its path. I have not looked at the handbook but think the dial stringing is not trivial in these receivers. BTW, I first saw an SX-62 at Yale Radio, a major parts supplier here in L.A. when I was a kid. I wanted one. Of course never had one. I see them every so often at the TRW swap meet usually in pretty awful condition. They are supposed to be painful to work on. On 11/2/2016 9:11 AM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Thanks Richard for responding. I've very carefully checked the tuning capacitors and I saw no shorts or touching or binding. What I did find is that when I tune across the band the tuning knob capstan string crosses on itself and finally binds up. The string all looks okay so it is not obvious what the cure is. > Skip W7WGM > -------------------- > > Check to see that the extra force is from the tuning cap. If it is > the most likely cause is something stuck between the plates or one or > more plates bent enough to be rubbing. If that's happening the cap will > short and the set will go dead where the plates touch. > >> On 10/31/2016 4:47 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >> Hi All, >> I'm getting back to my SX-62 and tuning it up to display in my front >> room but ran into a problem. The tuning capacitor seems to hang up half >> way from full mesh to open mesh. I can physically move it but with a >> bit of force. The cord slips at that point. Has anyone experienced the >> same? I have oiled all the small pulleys and other parts (end of the >> capacitor) and I don't see what the problem is. Thanks for any help. >> Skip Magnuson W7WGM >> Spokane, WA > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 holden7471 at msn.com Wed Nov 2 14:22:38 2016 From: holden7471 at msn.com (howard holden) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 18:22:38 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning In-Reply-To: <157fb5ae-d107-94ba-7d3a-c73780b9b6f3@ix.netcom.com> References: <03C42D8F-3355-4DBC-B3EC-1EA09128F346@mac.com> <157fb5ae-d107-94ba-7d3a-c73780b9b6f3@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: I have an SX-62 that I recently restrung part of. There are two strings - one from tuning knob shaft to the capacitor, one from the capacitor to the dial. I restrung the one from the knob to the cap. It's important to make sure you have the correct number of turns around the tuning knob shaft, otherwise there will be slippage. Of course also make sure there is adequate tension on the string. It's also important to make sure the grooves on the capacitor pulley and on the tuning knob shaft are clean and smooth so the dial cord can move sideways in the groove as the capacitor is tuned, otherwise you will get the hangup. First-hand experience. 73, Howie WB2AWQ On 11/2/2016 11:09 AM, Richard Knoppow wrote: > I think is necessary to isolate the problem. That may require > removing the dial string from the tuning cap so you can turn the cap > by itself. If the binding is there you can look for the cause. I think > you said you had lubricated its bearings. Many air variables have some > sort of wiper to connect the rotor, worth looking at. Also, check the > centering of the rotors in the stator. If its not perfectly centered > it means the bearing loading is wrong. It will also affect the tuning > law. > If the cap is OK having the dial string off will also allow > checking everything it runs over in its path. I have not looked at the > handbook but think the dial stringing is not trivial in these receivers. > BTW, I first saw an SX-62 at Yale Radio, a major parts supplier > here in L.A. when I was a kid. I wanted one. Of course never had one. > I see them every so often at the TRW swap meet usually in pretty awful > condition. They are supposed to be painful to work on. > > On 11/2/2016 9:11 AM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >> Thanks Richard for responding. I've very carefully checked the >> tuning capacitors and I saw no shorts or touching or binding. What I >> did find is that when I tune across the band the tuning knob capstan >> string crosses on itself and finally binds up. The string all looks >> okay so it is not obvious what the cure is. >> Skip W7WGM >> -------------------- >> >> Check to see that the extra force is from the tuning cap. If it is >> the most likely cause is something stuck between the plates or one or >> more plates bent enough to be rubbing. If that's happening the cap will >> short and the set will go dead where the plates touch. >> >>> On 10/31/2016 4:47 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >>> Hi All, >>> I'm getting back to my SX-62 and tuning it up to display in my front >>> room but ran into a problem. The tuning capacitor seems to hang up half >>> way from full mesh to open mesh. I can physically move it but with a >>> bit of force. The cord slips at that point. Has anyone experienced the >>> same? I have oiled all the small pulleys and other parts (end of the >>> capacitor) and I don't see what the problem is. Thanks for any help. >>> Skip Magnuson W7WGM >>> Spokane, WA >> >> ______________________________________________________________ >> 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 >> > From magnuson at mac.com Wed Nov 2 15:56:10 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:56:10 +0000 (GMT) Subject: [Hallicrafters] Stringing SX-62, Making it more difficult. Message-ID: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> Hi, ?In the process of trying to get the dial/capacitor ?string correct I broke the string. Darn, darn. ?So now I need a new string (about 55 in. long). ?In the past I have used fly-fishing line (on other radios) which has a thicker diameter. Because the SX-62 (and SX-42) line stringing is a bit critical I would like to get the proper line. ?Where/who sells the correct line? And when I get new line are there some tips on making it less difficult? ?Thanks in advance. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From joeconnor53 at yahoo.com Wed Nov 2 16:13:20 2016 From: joeconnor53 at yahoo.com (Joe Connor) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 20:13:20 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [Hallicrafters] Stringing SX-62, Making it more difficult. In-Reply-To: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> References: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> Message-ID: <823526321.630037.1478117600055@mail.yahoo.com> Skip: ? ? Radio Daze sells it. Dial Cord - Radio Daze LLC ? ? It's been a few years, but I did an SX-62, and I think I managed to do it without removing the front panel. It wasn't a fun job, but it also wasn't as bad as I had expected.? ? ? ? ? ? ? Joe Connor On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:58 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: Hi, ?In the process of trying to get the dial/capacitor ?string correct I broke the string. Darn, darn. ?So now I need a new string (about 55 in. long). ?In the past I have used fly-fishing line (on other radios) which has a thicker diameter. Because the SX-62 (and SX-42) line stringing is a bit critical I would like to get the proper line. ?Where/who sells the correct line? And when I get new line are there some tips on making it less difficult? ?Thanks in advance. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA ______________________________________________________________ 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 From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Wed Nov 2 16:54:06 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:54:06 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Stringing SX-62, Making it more difficult. In-Reply-To: <823526321.630037.1478117600055@mail.yahoo.com> References: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> <823526321.630037.1478117600055@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: I've used the Radio Daze string, exactly like the original. An old trick is to coat the string with rosin of the sort used by violinists. Stops it from slipping. Also, sometimes the shafts driving it become polished. Sanding them to a dull finish will give a better grip. On 11/2/2016 1:13 PM, Joe Connor via Hallicrafters wrote: > Skip: > Radio Daze sells it. > Dial Cord - Radio Daze LLC > It's been a few years, but I did an SX-62, and I think I managed to do it without removing the front panel. It wasn't a fun job, but it also wasn't as bad as I had expected. > > Joe Connor > > > > On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:58 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > > > > Hi, In the process of trying to get the dial/capacitor string correct I broke the string. Darn, darn. So now I need a new string (about 55 in. long). In the past I have used fly-fishing line (on other radios) which has a thicker diameter. Because the SX-62 (and SX-42) line stringing is a bit critical I would like to get the proper line. Where/who sells the correct line? And when I get new line are there some tips on making it less difficult? Thanks in advance. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > > > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 pincon at erols.com Wed Nov 2 16:55:02 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 16:55:02 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Stringing SX-62, Making it more difficult. In-Reply-To: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> References: <4ef72343-df9d-4184-a77d-e909939ef9c0@me.com> Message-ID: <004101d2354b$64df70b0$2e9e5210$@erols.com> Be careful using fishing line in dial cord service. Some of it (braided nylon especially) will stretch which is the exact opposite effect you need. The more complex the dial stringing, the more hysteresis you'll inject in the mechanical tuning if what you use is not absolutely NON-stretching. 73, Charlie k3ICH -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Waldo Magnuson Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 3:56 PM To: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: [Hallicrafters] Stringing SX-62, Making it more difficult. Hi, In the process of trying to get the dial/capacitor string correct I broke the string. Darn, darn. So now I need a new string (about 55 in. long). In the past I have used fly-fishing line (on other radios) which has a thicker diameter. Because the SX-62 (and SX-42) line stringing is a bit critical I would like to get the proper line. Where/who sells the correct line? And when I get new line are there some tips on making it less difficult? Thanks in advance. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA ______________________________________________________________ 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 From gharmon at idworld.net Wed Nov 2 16:58:35 2016 From: gharmon at idworld.net (Gary H. Harmon, Jr.) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:58:35 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] FW: BID NOW! Collins, Drake, Hallicrafters & MORE! 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If you'd like to be removed from this list, simply click on the "SafeUnsubscribe" link below.) Schulman Auction & Realty, LLC, 5608 N. Oaktree Lane, Kansas City, MO 64118 SafeUnsubscribe? gharmon at idworld.net Forward email | Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by david at schulmanauction.com in collaboration with Constant Contact Try it free today From radio at daileyservices.com Thu Nov 3 00:47:35 2016 From: radio at daileyservices.com (radio) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 22:47:35 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <10e5766a-6521-3655-427d-6e62d4564d36@daileyservices.com> Good chance you have the string improperly run - OR, as one said - insufficient turns on the torque wheels - that will DEFINATELY do it. The SX-62s I've redone (3) all experienced some manner of "tin pest" on the variable cap plates. Small "bumps" of aluminum oxide that are still "mostly" conductive, and when they touch, the often short OR simply cause just enough friction to disallow the continued turning of the cap shaft. Tom - W0EAJ From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Thu Nov 3 00:59:58 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 21:59:58 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cubs Win World Series Message-ID: Chicago, home of Hallicrafters, did something Hallicrafters never saw, tonight they won the world series. Cleveland was no patsy, they played hard and nearly took it away from the Cubbies. But the Cubs persevered and won for the first time in 108 years. Congratulations to all our Chicago members. -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From radio at daileyservices.com Thu Nov 3 01:06:27 2016 From: radio at daileyservices.com (radio) Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 23:06:27 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Digest, Vol 153, Issue 2 In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <779111fb-c6f6-8c5a-c28e-634173d76180@daileyservices.com> Couple of things: It IS possible to restring the radio WITHOUT removing the dialface (it's a PITA, but it can be done, as the small bits of hardware CAN rust)... but use CELLO rosin - it's slightly softer and much "stickier" than violin stuff. On the shafts - "PULLING" a jeweler's file crosswise to a string wheel, or lengthwise onto a cap shaft REALLY works - many years ago, working for the old Burstein-Applebee, I ran the Denver Service dept, and that's how we put a new surface on 8-track capstans. As Rich wrote, the idea is to remove the "shiny". From MLangston at QuantaServices.com Thu Nov 3 01:12:34 2016 From: MLangston at QuantaServices.com (Langston, Mike) Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 05:12:34 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cubs Win World Series In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <1D97C84D-1920-4C0B-B16A-03DB6F477F9F@QuantaServices.com> Amen and well said. Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 3, 2016, at 12:00 AM, Richard Knoppow <1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote: > > Chicago, home of Hallicrafters, did something Hallicrafters never saw, tonight they won the world series. Cleveland was no patsy, they played hard and nearly took it away from the Cubbies. But the Cubs persevered and won for the first time in 108 years. Congratulations to all our Chicago members. > -- > Richard Knoppow > 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com > WB6KBL > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 From sm5aqd at telia.com Thu Nov 3 02:07:34 2016 From: sm5aqd at telia.com (sm5aqd at telia.com) Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 07:07:34 +0100 (CET) Subject: [Hallicrafters] testing Message-ID: <925738273.1511809.1478153254953.JavaMail.defaultUser@defaultHost> bbbb From pincon at erols.com Thu Nov 3 07:59:42 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 07:59:42 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cubs Win World Series In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <002d01d235c9$c724ebf0$556ec3d0$@erols.com> What were the conditions of the game when the three old gal-pals finished off their smuggled in bottle of Jack Daniels? "Bottom of the fifth and the bags are loaded" Seriously, glad the goat curse was finally lifted for the cubs, Charlie k3ICH -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Richard Knoppow Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2016 1:00 AM To: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cubs Win World Series Chicago, home of Hallicrafters, did something Hallicrafters never saw, tonight they won the world series. Cleveland was no patsy, they played hard and nearly took it away from the Cubbies. But the Cubs persevered and won for the first time in 108 years. Congratulations to all our Chicago members. -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL ______________________________________________________________ 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 From k7mks at comcast.net Sun Nov 6 19:56:29 2016 From: k7mks at comcast.net (k7mks at comcast.net) Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 00:56:29 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [Hallicrafters] 455 KC crystal filyer In-Reply-To: <1845491807.35240186.1478479847332.JavaMail.zimbra@comcast.net> Message-ID: <1509571403.35243410.1478480189181.JavaMail.zimbra@comcast.net> Fits SX-24 and SX-25 and perhaps others. $27 carefully packed and shipped from W. WA Joe k7mks From magnuson at mac.com Mon Nov 7 21:36:15 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:36:15 +0000 (GMT) Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A Message-ID: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> Hi, ?I got my dial cord restrung and all seems to be working fine. ?My plan is to display and use the SX-62A in my front room on a table. ?I have a few Hallicrafter speakers but not a R-46 or R-46A which Dachis states is the matching speaker for the SX-62A (the A, which mine is, has an 3.2 ohm output and the R-46A speaker is 3.2 ohms also). I would like to exhibit the "correct" matched pair. So does anyone have a R-46 or R-46A speaker they could part with? Thanks.. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From MLangston at QuantaServices.com Mon Nov 7 22:00:23 2016 From: MLangston at QuantaServices.com (Langston, Mike) Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 03:00:23 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A In-Reply-To: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> References: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> Message-ID: <79D4DD35-1363-4F6D-9F91-F3F63AA2A561@QuantaServices.com> The R-46 is 600 ohms impedance. But, you can bypass the impedance transformer and connect directly to the speaker voice coil for about 4 ohms. The speaker cabinets are identical except for the "A". I use my R-46 with a RAL-7, the R-46A with an SX-96 and the R-46B with an SX-101A and SX-115. Good luck, Mike KL7CD Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 7, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > > Hi, I got my dial cord restrung and all seems to be working fine. My plan is to display and use the SX-62A in my front room on a table. I have a few Hallicrafter speakers but not a R-46 or R-46A which Dachis states is the matching speaker for the SX-62A (the A, which mine is, has an 3.2 ohm output and the R-46A speaker is 3.2 ohms also). I would like to exhibit the "correct" matched pair. So does anyone have a R-46 or R-46A speaker they could part with? Thanks.. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Mon Nov 7 22:07:43 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:07:43 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A In-Reply-To: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> References: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> Message-ID: Hallicrafters also made a couple of floor standing bass reflex cabinet speakers for some of thier radios. There was one for the SX-28. I am not sure but thought there was one for the SX-62. It has very good audio and deserves something better than a table cabinet. On 11/7/2016 6:36 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Hi, I got my dial cord restrung and all seems to be working fine. My > plan is to display and use the SX-62A in my front room on a table. I > have a few Hallicrafter speakers but not a R-46 or R-46A which Dachis > states is the matching speaker for the SX-62A (the A, which mine is, has > an 3.2 ohm output and the R-46A speaker is 3.2 ohms also). I would like > to exhibit the "correct" matched pair. So does anyone have a R-46 or > R-46A speaker they could part with? Thanks.. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 Mon Nov 7 22:38:51 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:38:51 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A In-Reply-To: <79D4DD35-1363-4F6D-9F91-F3F63AA2A561@QuantaServices.com> References: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> <79D4DD35-1363-4F6D-9F91-F3F63AA2A561@QuantaServices.com> Message-ID: <34d93dd5-dd15-bb0f-56e5-f75a26135b00@ix.netcom.com> I can't find a handbook for the original SX-62 but the A, B, and B run-2 versions have three output taps at 3.2, 8 and 600 ohms. For a time 3.2 was the RMA standard for broadcast receivers but many Hi-Fi speakers are 8 ohms and many speakers for communications receivers have 600 ohm inputs with a built-in transformer. So, the R-46 should work without bypassing anything, just connect it to the 600 ohm tap. On 11/7/2016 7:00 PM, Langston, Mike wrote: > The R-46 is 600 ohms impedance. But, you can bypass the impedance transformer and connect directly to the speaker voice coil for about 4 ohms. The speaker cabinets are identical except for the "A". I use my R-46 with a RAL-7, the R-46A with an SX-96 and the R-46B with an SX-101A and SX-115. > > Good luck, > Mike KL7CD > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Nov 7, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >> >> Hi, I got my dial cord restrung and all seems to be working fine. My plan is to display and use the SX-62A in my front room on a table. I have a few Hallicrafter speakers but not a R-46 or R-46A which Dachis states is the matching speaker for the SX-62A (the A, which mine is, has an 3.2 ohm output and the R-46A speaker is 3.2 ohms also). I would like to exhibit the "correct" matched pair. So does anyone have a R-46 or R-46A speaker they could part with? Thanks.. >> Skip Magnuson W7WGM >> Spokane, WA >> ______________________________________________________________ >> 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 > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 Mon Nov 7 23:06:42 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 20:06:42 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A In-Reply-To: <34d93dd5-dd15-bb0f-56e5-f75a26135b00@ix.netcom.com> References: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> <79D4DD35-1363-4F6D-9F91-F3F63AA2A561@QuantaServices.com> <34d93dd5-dd15-bb0f-56e5-f75a26135b00@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: Also about the SX-62. I always wanted one, mostly for the way it looks. I've seen two or there SX-62Bs at the TRW swap meet not too long ago. This is the one with the round ringed knob for the bandswitch rather than the metal lever. Probably has other differences. As pointed out by others, its NOT a communications receiver but more a very fancy home receiver for broadcast that can also hear CW (with a steady hand). Meant to get visitors to say "WOW, look at that, will it get police calls?" Hallicrafters always had a sure touch with styling except for some of the very late and very cheap gear. Can be admired by people who know nothing about radio or electronics. On 11/7/2016 7:38 PM, Richard Knoppow wrote: > I can't find a handbook for the original SX-62 but the A, B, and B > run-2 versions have three output taps at 3.2, 8 and 600 ohms. For a > time 3.2 was the RMA standard for broadcast receivers but many Hi-Fi > speakers are 8 ohms and many speakers for communications receivers have > 600 ohm inputs with a built-in transformer. So, the R-46 should work > without bypassing anything, just connect it to the 600 ohm tap. > > > On 11/7/2016 7:00 PM, Langston, Mike wrote: >> The R-46 is 600 ohms impedance. But, you can bypass the impedance >> transformer and connect directly to the speaker voice coil for about 4 >> ohms. The speaker cabinets are identical except for the "A". I use my >> R-46 with a RAL-7, the R-46A with an SX-96 and the R-46B with an >> SX-101A and SX-115. >> >> Good luck, >> Mike KL7CD >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On Nov 7, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >>> >>> Hi, I got my dial cord restrung and all seems to be working fine. >>> My plan is to display and use the SX-62A in my front room on a >>> table. I have a few Hallicrafter speakers but not a R-46 or R-46A >>> which Dachis states is the matching speaker for the SX-62A (the A, >>> which mine is, has an 3.2 ohm output and the R-46A speaker is 3.2 >>> ohms also). I would like to exhibit the "correct" matched pair. So >>> does anyone have a R-46 or R-46A speaker they could part with? Thanks.. >>> Skip Magnuson W7WGM >>> Spokane, WA >>> ______________________________________________________________ >>> 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 >> ______________________________________________________________ >> 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 pincon at erols.com Tue Nov 8 08:10:14 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 08:10:14 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A In-Reply-To: References: <0ffb192b-fdc6-4e96-8a6c-fbe4e2d3d358@me.com> <79D4DD35-1363-4F6D-9F91-F3F63AA2A561@QuantaServices.com> <34d93dd5-dd15-bb0f-56e5-f75a26135b00@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: <001b01d239c1$75b2a900$6117fb00$@erols.com> Yeah, but the SX-42 is really hard to beat for an elegant mechanical design. They're almost as much of a bear to restore as an SX-28, but they DO work well, And those tuning dials, how kool izzat? Charlie k3ICH -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Richard Knoppow Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 11:07 PM To: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] Speaker for SX-62A Also about the SX-62. I always wanted one, mostly for the way it looks. I've seen two or there SX-62Bs at the TRW swap meet not too long ago. This is the one with the round ringed knob for the bandswitch rather than the metal lever. Probably has other differences. As pointed out by others, its NOT a communications receiver but more a very fancy home receiver for broadcast that can also hear CW (with a steady hand). Meant to get visitors to say "WOW, look at that, will it get police calls?" Hallicrafters always had a sure touch with styling except for some of the very late and very cheap gear. Can be admired by people who know nothing about radio or electronics. From davemarquart at gmail.com Mon Nov 14 14:03:13 2016 From: davemarquart at gmail.com (Dave Marquart) Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:03:13 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] selling stuff Message-ID: Wanted to post here before other places.. I am offering the following for sale: 11/13/16 Hallicrafters SX 28A $300 w/speaker H154704 - (You choose Speaker from below-first come first served) S 32 $400 w/speaker HA31625- You choose- Speaker from below-first come first served SX 42 $400 w/speaker- You choose -Speaker from below-first come first served SX-100 $150 S19 Sky Buddy $140 2 ea S-120 $40 each S-85 $150 S-76 (large S meter) $350 w/speaker -You choose Speaker from below-first come first served Speakers single price R 46 m $75 R 44 $75 pm 23 $75 R 42 $75 HRO 50T w/Speaker - coils A,B,C,E, AB, F, AA, D $450 National NC-120 Navy with shock mount $400 (catacomb secured with shipping screw) Hammarlund HQ 100 $125 Hammarlund HQ 129-X $130 Hammarlund HQ 140-X $135 SWAN 350 AC PSupply $100 SWAN 500 DC supply$150 RADIOLOGICAL Operational set V-777 Original Box Complete $200 1Globe King 500B $850 2Globe King 500B $500 Note King1 works and complete King2 missing Band Switch. (Modification - SS HV Supply in Modulator) Cubic 3030 (Dual Receivers) $1850 Premium receiver Gonset FAA version. Early?? Has hand lettered front panel. $100 DenTron Amplifier 160-10L $450 Alpha 89 Amp Full power $2,200 Icom -765 HF Transceiver w/desk Mic $750 Kenwood TS950SDX w/Boxes $1750 Johnson Viking Valiant $250 Johnson Thunderbolt Kilowatt $750 (2 4-400) King 1 and 2 are in cabinets with rear door and shields installed. I will ship at your expense. We all know this gear is HEAVY. I will consider delivery Spring 2017 to the following cities SLC, Las Vegas, San Diego, YUMA Ham Fest (Feb2017), L.A. Pictures can be made available. all are in dry storage and will take some time. Dave Marquart W7VT davemarquart at gmail.com Idaho 208 559-4747 Dave Marquart 3100 E Victory Rd Meridian, ID 83642 208 559-4747 cell DMR #31106034 listening N.America davemarquart at gmail.com From joeconnor53 at yahoo.com Wed Nov 16 20:56:30 2016 From: joeconnor53 at yahoo.com (Joe Connor) Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:56:30 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [Hallicrafters] DD-1 On the Auction Place References: <1331789582.1438433.1479347790130.ref@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <1331789582.1438433.1479347790130@mail.yahoo.com> Check out the really nice DD-1 currently on the auction place. The Buy-It-Now price is $9,000 and the bidding is up to $4,049 (reserve not met). This is just another situation where I wish I had married into money!! I have no connection to this sale or this seller. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Joe Connor From cosmophone at yahoo.com Sun Nov 20 18:45:11 2016 From: cosmophone at yahoo.com (Brian Harris) Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:45:11 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] HT-20 bezel and panel silkscreen Message-ID: <6B8306F4-3322-4058-B9BE-A767E4388715@yahoo.com> I'm contemplating have a new bezel made for my HT-20. If the effort pays off I could make more available. If you need one please let me know. It is undecided if these will be milled from aluminum or printed on a 3D printer. Additionally I am going to have a silkscreen made for the front panel. Does anyone need to have a panel repainted and screened? Now, if you need neither but have an HT-20 I'd still like to communicate with you as they are rather rare. Thank you. 73, Brian Harris WA5UEK 214-763-5977 Sent from my iPhone From magnuson at mac.com Mon Nov 21 18:16:49 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:16:49 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 and R-42 speaker Message-ID: <0023682F-5015-44CA-9032-6A506735F8BA@mac.com> Hi, I listened to the suggestion that the parallel 6V6 output of the SX-62 would sound much better on a better speaker setup than using a R-42 speaker. I decided to use a bookshelf speaker which I had. The sound on FM is very good. I have it in my front room and it looks and sounds good. Thanks to those who responded. I'll send a picture of my radio if you are interested. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From wilson_curtis at msn.com Mon Nov 21 20:50:55 2016 From: wilson_curtis at msn.com (Wilson Curtis) Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:50:55 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Off topic Message-ID: Hi, Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state tv is a waste of effort. Are these any different? Thanks. Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP From W4AWM at aol.com Mon Nov 21 22:39:36 2016 From: W4AWM at aol.com (W4AWM at aol.com) Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:39:36 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Off topic Message-ID: <131e87.61d7ebbb.456517f8@aol.com> Many of these sets only require replacement of the lamp to bring them back to life. Lamps are available from many sources, usually for under $100.00. That is the price for a premium lamp. Non OEM lamps are cheaper and are just as good. If you have one of these sets, purchase of a spare lamp prior to failure will guarantee that you don't miss your favorite show. Most lamps require only a screwdriver to replace and "even a caveman can do it." 73 John, W4AWM In a message dated 11/21/2016 8:56:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, wilson_curtis at msn.com writes: Hi, Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state tv is a waste of effort. Are these any different? Thanks. Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP ______________________________________________________________ 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 From pincon at erols.com Mon Nov 21 23:10:01 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:10:01 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] FW: Off topic References: Message-ID: <00b401d24476$4f348f40$ed9dadc0$@erols.com> If the cabinet is wood, maybe it'd be good for kindling. (???) 73, Charlie k3ICH -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Wilson Curtis Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 8:51 PM To: Hallicrafters Group Subject: [Hallicrafters] Off topic Hi, Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state tv is a waste of effort. Are these any different? Thanks. Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Tue Nov 22 02:33:35 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:33:35 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 and R-42 speaker In-Reply-To: <0023682F-5015-44CA-9032-6A506735F8BA@mac.com> References: <0023682F-5015-44CA-9032-6A506735F8BA@mac.com> Message-ID: I'm not surprised. I should have suggested a book shelf speaker when you asked. The tubes in the SX-62 are push-pull, not parallel. More power out and less distortion. The lack of DC in the core of the output transformer, or rather balanced DC, eliminates core saturation and loss of low frequencies so receivers with push-pull output usually have good bass. There is enough power for a bookshelf system provided you don't want to shake the walls with it. The SX-62 is good for maybe 8 watts with low distortion. A lot of cheaper home hi-fi amps were about the same power. I am not sure what kind of speaker is in the R-42 but its a small bass-reflex box, probably too small for good bass, the bookshelf one will beat it. On 11/21/2016 3:16 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Hi, I listened to the suggestion that the parallel 6V6 output of the SX-62 would sound much better on a better speaker setup than using a R-42 speaker. I decided to use a bookshelf speaker which I had. The sound on FM is very good. I have it in my front room and it looks and sounds good. Thanks to those who responded. I'll send a picture of my radio if you are interested. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 magnuson at mac.com Wed Nov 23 19:04:25 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:04:25 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) Message-ID: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83@mac.com> Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the contacts on the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others cleaning contacts? Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From w5jo at brightok.net Wed Nov 23 19:20:05 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:20:05 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) In-Reply-To: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83@mac.com> References: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83@mac.com> Message-ID: <02FA2A33F9E940DDAF6E46474F721F64@JimPC> I gave up on Deoxit a long time ago Skip. It lasts only so long and, when gone, the problems return. Depending on the wear of the contacts, I have better luck with Denatured Alcohol. Not only does it clean, it drives out the moisture that may have accumulated in any wafers. It takes more work and time but lasts much, much longer. If the contacts are worn badly, good luck. 73, Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the contacts on the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others cleaning contacts? Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From hallicrafterssr2000 at k9axn.com Wed Nov 23 20:45:48 2016 From: hallicrafterssr2000 at k9axn.com (sr2000 k9axn) Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:45:48 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) In-Reply-To: <02FA2A33F9E940DDAF6E46474F721F64@JimPC> References: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83@mac.com> <02FA2A33F9E940DDAF6E46474F721F64@JimPC> Message-ID: Waldo, Jim, The band switches can be made with two kinds of phenolic; paper and phenolic and mica and phenolic (Micamold). The paper version is a bit darker and mica lighter. If you clean the paper version with alcohol even Everclear, the alcohol will absorb any water vapor in the air and will be absorbed by the wafer. The Mica will be fine with alcohol, it's not absorbed. The later wafers are made with Micamold; I don't know when Hal changed but I do know that most of the SR series radios have it If your careful Deoxit Fader lub will last indefinitely on band switches. You don't want to spray it on because it has a lubricant. Rather than Q tips use what are called touch up brushes. The fiber tip comes in a number of sizes some no wider than a scratch --- they will leave no fiber in the switch. Note: If a switch fails repeatedly it probably has lost any wiping action. Reform the tab just a bit and it will be fine. The rotor has to ride up the tab incline to keep it clean. Kindest regards Jim K9AXN -----Original Message----- From: w5jo at brightok.net Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:20 PM To: Waldo Magnuson ; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) I gave up on Deoxit a long time ago Skip. It lasts only so long and, when gone, the problems return. Depending on the wear of the contacts, I have better luck with Denatured Alcohol. Not only does it clean, it drives out the moisture that may have accumulated in any wafers. It takes more work and time but lasts much, much longer. If the contacts are worn badly, good luck. 73, Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the contacts on the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others cleaning contacts? Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA ______________________________________________________________ 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 From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Thu Nov 24 00:44:13 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:44:13 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) In-Reply-To: References: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83@mac.com> <02FA2A33F9E940DDAF6E46474F721F64@JimPC> Message-ID: Micalex, Micamold was a brand of capacitor. I've found that small artists brushes work well for both Deoxit and oil. If you mean photographic retouching brushes they are the same thing. I don't like cotton swabs because they tend to leave cotton fibers behind. I started using a light coating of Vaseline or silicone grease after the Deoxit treatment. It keeps the surfaces from oxidizing again quickly. On 11/23/2016 5:45 PM, sr2000 k9axn wrote: > Waldo, Jim, > > The band switches can be made with two kinds of phenolic; paper and > phenolic and mica and phenolic (Micamold). The paper version is a bit > darker and mica lighter. If you clean the paper version with alcohol > even Everclear, the alcohol will absorb any water vapor in the air and > will be absorbed by the wafer. The Mica will be fine with alcohol, it's > not absorbed. > > The later wafers are made with Micamold; I don't know when Hal changed > but I do know that most of the SR series radios have it > > If your careful Deoxit Fader lub will last indefinitely on band > switches. You don't want to spray it on because it has a lubricant. > > Rather than Q tips use what are called touch up brushes. The fiber tip > comes in a number of sizes some no wider than a scratch --- they will > leave no fiber in the switch. > > Note: If a switch fails repeatedly it probably has lost any wiping > action. Reform the tab just a bit and it will be fine. The rotor has to > ride up the tab incline to keep it clean. > > Kindest regards Jim K9AXN > > > -----Original Message----- From: w5jo at brightok.net > Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:20 PM > To: Waldo Magnuson ; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) > > I gave up on Deoxit a long time ago Skip. It lasts only so long and, when > gone, the problems return. > > Depending on the wear of the contacts, I have better luck with Denatured > Alcohol. Not only does it clean, it drives out the moisture that may have > accumulated in any wafers. It takes more work and time but lasts much, > much > longer. > > If the contacts are worn badly, good luck. > > 73, > > Jim > W5JO > > -----Original Message----- > > Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the > contacts on > the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others > cleaning contacts? Thanks. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 robert at isquare.com Fri Nov 25 15:58:52 2016 From: robert at isquare.com (Bob Sullivan) Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:58:52 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cabinet For Sale Message-ID: <0B72DDB7-DE5F-4FB5-AD97-26198099C7C1@isquare.com> Hallicrafters SX-88 size (17-1/2 deep) cabinet for sale. Needs refinishing but straight, no dents, etc. Photo on request. $125 plus shipping. 73, Bob W?YVA http://www.isquare.com/personal_pages/ras-hardware.htm From mikeqrpfun at aol.com Sat Nov 26 19:07:45 2016 From: mikeqrpfun at aol.com (Mike) Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:07:45 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters Digest, Vol 153, Issue 6 In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: Hi all, I used Tarn-X (tarnish remover). Comes is a 12 oz black bottle available in most supermarkets. Apply lightly with a Q-Tip. You should smell sulfur soon thereafter. That's your clue to apply a water soaked Q-Tip to dilute & eliminate the application. Sprayed some compressed air to dry it out. Worked like a champ on my Heathkit SB-200 a year ago. Go gentle on it though. I then applied some De-Oxit for a final coating and life has been grand. Your mileage may vary but I'd do it in a heartbeat again. Best 73, Mike WB6UTW iPhone: annoying keypad + autocorrect = typos. Sorry ;-) > On Nov 23, 2016, at 7:20 PM, hallicrafters-request at mailman.qth.net wrote: > > Send Hallicrafters mailing list submissions to > hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/hallicrafters > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > hallicrafters-request at mailman.qth.net > > You can reach the person managing the list at > hallicrafters-owner at mailman.qth.net > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Hallicrafters digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Off topic (Wilson Curtis) > 2. Re: Off topic (W4AWM at aol.com) > 3. FW: Off topic (Charlie T, K3ICH) > 4. Re: SX-62 and R-42 speaker (Richard Knoppow) > 5. Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) (Waldo Magnuson) > 6. Re: Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) (w5jo at brightok.net) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:50:55 +0000 > From: Wilson Curtis > To: hallicrafters Group > Subject: [Hallicrafters] Off topic > Message-ID: > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > Hi, > > > Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state tv is a waste of effort. Are these any different? > > Thanks. > > > Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:39:36 -0500 > From: W4AWM at aol.com > To: wilson_curtis at msn.com, hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] Off topic > Message-ID: <131e87.61d7ebbb.456517f8 at aol.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" > > Many of these sets only require replacement of the lamp to bring them back > to life. Lamps are available from many sources, usually for under $100.00. > That is the price for a premium lamp. Non OEM lamps are cheaper and are > just as good. If you have one of these sets, purchase of a spare lamp prior > to failure will guarantee that you don't miss your favorite show. Most > lamps require only a screwdriver to replace and "even a caveman can do it." > > 73 > > John, W4AWM > > > > > > > In a message dated 11/21/2016 8:56:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, > wilson_curtis at msn.com writes: > > Hi, > > > Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type > television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value > electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state tv is > a waste of effort. Are these any different? > > Thanks. > > > Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 3 > Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:10:01 -0500 > From: "Charlie T, K3ICH" > To: > Subject: [Hallicrafters] FW: Off topic > Message-ID: <00b401d24476$4f348f40$ed9dadc0$@erols.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > > If the cabinet is wood, maybe it'd be good for kindling. (???) > > 73, Charlie k3ICH > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf > Of Wilson Curtis > Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 8:51 PM > To: Hallicrafters Group > Subject: [Hallicrafters] Off topic > > Hi, > > > Just looking for general information. I see an old projection type > television, about a 50" screen, going for scrap. Is there anything of value > electronically that can be salvaged from these units? The usual solid state > tv is a waste of effort. Are these any different? > > Thanks. > > > Reg Curtis - VE9RWC/KB1WCP > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 4 > Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:33:35 -0800 > From: Richard Knoppow <1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com> > To: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 and R-42 speaker > Message-ID: > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed > > I'm not surprised. I should have suggested a book shelf speaker when > you asked. The tubes in the SX-62 are push-pull, not parallel. More > power out and less distortion. The lack of DC in the core of the output > transformer, or rather balanced DC, eliminates core saturation and loss > of low frequencies so receivers with push-pull output usually have good > bass. There is enough power for a bookshelf system provided you don't > want to shake the walls with it. The SX-62 is good for maybe 8 watts > with low distortion. A lot of cheaper home hi-fi amps were about the > same power. > I am not sure what kind of speaker is in the R-42 but its a small > bass-reflex box, probably too small for good bass, the bookshelf one > will beat it. > >> On 11/21/2016 3:16 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: >> Hi, I listened to the suggestion that the parallel 6V6 output of the SX-62 would sound much better on a better speaker setup than using a R-42 speaker. I decided to use a bookshelf speaker which I had. The sound on FM is very good. I have it in my front room and it looks and sounds good. Thanks to those who responded. I'll send a picture of my radio if you are interested. >> Skip Magnuson W7WGM >> Spokane, WA >> ______________________________________________________________ >> 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 > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 5 > Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:04:25 -0800 > From: Waldo Magnuson > To: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net > Subject: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) > Message-ID: <64474C2A-8ED2-481D-947A-DD455A169A83 at mac.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the contacts on the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others cleaning contacts? Thanks. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 6 > Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:20:05 -0600 > From: > To: "Waldo Magnuson" , > > Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] Cleaning Band Switch (SX-42/62) > Message-ID: <02FA2A33F9E940DDAF6E46474F721F64 at JimPC> > Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; > reply-type=original > > I gave up on Deoxit a long time ago Skip. It lasts only so long and, when > gone, the problems return. > > Depending on the wear of the contacts, I have better luck with Denatured > Alcohol. Not only does it clean, it drives out the moisture that may have > accumulated in any wafers. It takes more work and time but lasts much, much > longer. > > If the contacts are worn badly, good luck. > > 73, > > Jim > W5JO > > -----Original Message----- > > > Hi, I have been using Deoxit on a long q-tip to try to clean the contacts on > the Band Switch. Only so-so effective. Any suggestions? How are others > cleaning contacts? Thanks. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > > > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > > ------------------------------ > > End of Hallicrafters Digest, Vol 153, Issue 6 > ********************************************* From magnuson at mac.com Mon Nov 28 15:12:44 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:12:44 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] S-40 vs. SX-62 knobs? Message-ID: <599F3C5E-9D8B-48D1-8B87-8A5D7625F0E1@mac.com> Hi, I need new tuning and band change knobs for the SX-62 I'm working on. Two S-40 knobs are on eBay. Can anyone confirm the 40 and 62 knobs are similar? Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Mon Nov 28 19:46:28 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:46:28 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] S-40 vs. SX-62 knobs? In-Reply-To: <599F3C5E-9D8B-48D1-8B87-8A5D7625F0E1@mac.com> References: <599F3C5E-9D8B-48D1-8B87-8A5D7625F0E1@mac.com> Message-ID: <8aa13091-a026-25ff-ff1d-95d7d8937bda@ix.netcom.com> I don't have an SX-62 but the knobs on my S-40A are identical to those on my S-38B. I think some of these knobs have a brass insert and some don't, maybe a difference in age. On 11/28/2016 12:12 PM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Hi, I need new tuning and band change knobs for the SX-62 I'm working on. Two S-40 knobs are on eBay. Can anyone confirm the 40 and 62 knobs are similar? Thanks. > Skip Magnuson W7WGM > Spokane, WA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 Mon Nov 28 19:52:39 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:52:39 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] S-40A and S-20R Band Spread Dials Message-ID: <36d6f80a-2cb3-b8c0-b2de-89f62c09e7d8@ix.netcom.com> On both my S-20R and S-40A the band spread dial stops at about 95. I am wondering if this is normal. When I got the S-40A the bandspread capacitor was set backward of what I think is standard, that is the plates moved in from the bottom instead of the top and the dial string was crossed over to reverse the direction of the dial. I didn't think the cross over was normal so reset the stop pin on the band spread capacitor shaft to reverse the direction (moves in from the top now) and restrung the dial. That works fine except that the dial does not go fully to 100. The S-20R is strung as I got it, cap moves in from the top, no dial string cross over but stops at about the same place, i.e. about 95. I wonder if those with either an S-20R or any version of the S-40 would have a look and tell me where the Band Spread dial stops at the high (100) end. -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From lbohn at shaw.ca Tue Nov 29 15:47:06 2016 From: lbohn at shaw.ca (lbohn at shaw.ca) Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:47:06 -0800 Subject: [Hallicrafters] PM-23 speaker question Message-ID: <0DEBD9ED07C941188D3CCD11E8191E34@LorneBohnPC> To my knowledge the PM-23 speaker has a fine wrinkle finish? Can anyone tell me the closest color for a speaker repaint? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I was thinking of getting a powdercoat done and they said to pick one from this site: http://www.prismaticpowders.com/powder-coating-colors/

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