From cateswa at msn.com Mon Oct 3 12:39:25 2016 From: cateswa at msn.com (Walt Cates) Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:39:25 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] ANTENNA FOR SALE Message-ID: FOR SALE, LOCAL PICKUP ONLY, LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, GAP TITAN DX ANTENNA $190. cateswa at msn dot com. Walt Cates, WD0GOF Life is your last chance to develop a fellowship with God. From dave at wpaperman.com Tue Oct 11 13:53:30 2016 From: dave at wpaperman.com (Dave) Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:53:30 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] HT-44 VFO issue Message-ID: Strange situation! It appears that someone has removed turns from L4 in an attempt to change the tuning range! With the dial at red 1000 and C25 closed L4 will adjust to 4.850. From there any adjustment send the VFO higher in frequency and lower in amplitude. On closer inspection it appears that for some unknown reason turns have been removed from L4! Has anyone encountered this problem? Was this some kind of a CB conversion (I have not checked for the effects of the removed coil winding on the 10 meter band). Anyone, assuming I am correct regarding the coil modification, has a spare L4 laying around? I guess, using the residual coil dope residue as a guide, add some turns to L4. I would rather replace it. Dave, W5WP From ss409ss at aol.com Wed Oct 12 11:52:53 2016 From: ss409ss at aol.com (Richy) Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:52:53 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Sky Champion Message-ID: Hi Rich here, I just acquired a Sky Champion S20R. Brought up on a variac and to my surprise, it works beautifully. Here is a YouTube video of the radio. https://youtu.be/tDcWreSh_pA I saved this from the heap as the owner was moving, I picked up a bunch of stuff and this was with the purchase of a lot. It needs a good cleaning and a recap although it works FB. Every knob is there, dial strings work and it is pretty spot on on every band. Some cosmetic restoration is needed as well. I am in the NYC area, if you're interested, let me know. She's a sweety. I would keep this rig, but regretfully, I have no room for it. It should go to a member here who would give it the love it needs. If you are not near NY, I will ship it, but I'm sure it would be expensive. I'm into this for about $90. I am more concerned that it goes to a good home as a Hallicrafters lover myself. I can send pics as well. Just reply to Ss409ss at aol.com Thanks, Richy N2ZD From jeff at podengo.com Thu Oct 13 18:45:45 2016 From: jeff at podengo.com (Jeff) Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:45:45 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters logo JPEG or GIF Message-ID: <1adcc27a-302c-ff8c-1391-4d6652cfccb9@podengo.com> Hey all - Looking for a good image of the Orange/Red Hallicrafters "h" (the one on the HT-44/SX-117 vintage rigs). I have been trying to do one freehand, and I thought to myself -- "Maybe someone has done this before?" I need to fabricate a new "button" for a rig. Got all the circle dies and such; can anyone save me some design hours with a .5" jpeg or gif file? Thanks! Jeff WB3JIH From anchor at ec.rr.com Thu Oct 13 19:03:16 2016 From: anchor at ec.rr.com (Al Parker) Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:03:16 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters logo JPEG or GIF In-Reply-To: <1adcc27a-302c-ff8c-1391-4d6652cfccb9@podengo.com> References: <1adcc27a-302c-ff8c-1391-4d6652cfccb9@podengo.com> Message-ID: <6dfae340-639a-6c84-1711-494d064688e3@ec.rr.com> Hi Jeff, Take a look at maybe something there will help you. Doesn't come up with a very hi res. image, if one is what you want, I might be able to find a bigger image in the archives. 73, Al, W8UT www.boatanchors.org www.hammarlund.info "There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats" Ratty, to Mole On 10/13/2016 6:45 PM, Jeff wrote: > Hey all - > > > Looking for a good image of the Orange/Red Hallicrafters "h" (the one on > the HT-44/SX-117 vintage rigs). I have been trying to do one freehand, > and I thought to myself -- "Maybe someone has done this before?" > > I need to fabricate a new "button" for a rig. Got all the circle dies > and such; can anyone save me some design hours with a .5" jpeg or gif file? > > > Thanks! > > Jeff > > WB3JIH > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 cateswa at msn.com Mon Oct 17 21:25:10 2016 From: cateswa at msn.com (Walt Cates) Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:25:10 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] ?"H" nets Message-ID: Are any of the hallicrafters nets still operational??? Walt Cates, WD0GOF Life is your last chance to develop a fellowship with God. From manualman at juno.com Tue Oct 18 19:00:52 2016 From: manualman at juno.com (manualman at juno.com) Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:00:52 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] ?"H" nets Message-ID: Go here: http://www.w9wze.net/ Scroll down the left side to "The Nets" Nets are on 20 and 40 meters. Pete, wa2cwa On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:25:10 +0000 Walt Cates writes: > Are any of the hallicrafters nets still operational??? > > > Walt Cates, WD0GOF From n8azc at sssnet.com Tue Oct 18 19:16:52 2016 From: n8azc at sssnet.com (Mike Lopez) Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:16:52 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] ?"H" nets In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <000301d22995$b6341c20$229c5460$@sssnet.com> The 40M net is on Saturdays 12:30 PM EST regardless of Daylight Savings Time. I'm usually there but this Saturday ......not sure yet. Duane W8DBF NCS should be there for sure. If we have propagation it would help !! Mike N8AZC -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of manualman at juno.com Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:01 PM To: cateswa at msn.com Cc: hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] ?"H" nets Go here: http://www.w9wze.net/ Scroll down the left side to "The Nets" Nets are on 20 and 40 meters. Pete, wa2cwa On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:25:10 +0000 Walt Cates writes: > Are any of the hallicrafters nets still operational??? > > > Walt Cates, WD0GOF ______________________________________________________________ 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 james.liles at comcast.net Tue Oct 18 22:17:59 2016 From: james.liles at comcast.net (james.liles at comcast.net) Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:17:59 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters logo In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <5B8B0CEE179A41D986E9B6B9757C27ED@LILESJLAPTOP> Message: 4 Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:45:45 -0400 From: Jeff To: "hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net" Subject: [Hallicrafters] Hallicrafters logo JPEG or GIF Message-ID: <1adcc27a-302c-ff8c-1391-4d6652cfccb9 at podengo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed Hey all - Looking for a good image of the Orange/Red Hallicrafters "h" (the one on the HT-44/SX-117 vintage rigs). I have been trying to do one freehand, and I thought to myself -- "Maybe someone has done this before?" I need to fabricate a new "button" for a rig. Got all the circle dies and such; can anyone save me some design hours with a .5" jpeg or gif file? Thanks! Jeff WB3JIH Good evening Jeff, Send your address and I'll return the photocopy or I can loan you a Hallicrafters tie tack that I received at a dinner for the folks that did the sea trials for the SR-2000 and SR-400 series transceivers. You can use it to make a perfect beautiful copy of the logo. Kindest regards Jim K9AXN From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Mon Oct 24 15:10:02 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:10:02 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Silk Screening Article Message-ID: <69e45672-55a3-3ce1-abdf-0267c7db05f6@ix.netcom.com> I ran across an article on making panel labels by silk screening in an old QST. The author was from Hallicrafters. I think the materials he used are no longer available but the article does give some clue as to how this was done at the Hallacrafters factory. It should be available on the ARRL web site provided you are a member. "A "Hand-Screening" Process for Amateur Instrument-Panel Lettering" Norman J. Foot, _QST_ Vol. XXVIII, No.8, August 1944 p.38 -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From magnuson at mac.com Tue Oct 25 11:33:46 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:33:46 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. Message-ID: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> Hi, I just visited a friend and he is under the impression that his ham license and his 1st Class license are no longer - he had them about 50 years ago. I thought both licenses were "forever" and only the call sign expired. Information (and opinions) sought. Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From w5jo at brightok.net Tue Oct 25 12:23:00 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:23:00 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. In-Reply-To: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> References: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> Message-ID: Skip, if they were issued 50 years back, they are no longer valid. The forever commercial license didn't come along until the late 80's or so, a ham license has never been forever. Jim W5JO Hi, I just visited a friend and he is under the impression that his ham license and his 1st Class license are no longer - he had them about 50 years ago. I thought both licenses were "forever" and only the call sign expired. Information (and opinions) sought. Thanks. Skip Magnuson W7WGM Spokane, WA From 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com Tue Oct 25 12:23:39 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:23:39 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. In-Reply-To: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> References: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> Message-ID: <7ce7af55-8553-b6c2-ea97-e618b1462e54@ix.netcom.com> Ham licenses of all classes have a liftime of 10 years. They can be renewed on line. See the ARRL or FCC sites for more. I am not sure but believe the old first class radiotelephone license was made perpetual but look this up in the FCC rules. Long ago ham licenses were issued for both operator and station. That changed and hams have received single licenses covering both for decades. On 10/25/2016 8:33 AM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > Hi, I just visited a friend and he is under the impression that his ham license and his 1st Class license are no longer - he had them about 50 years ago. I thought both licenses were "forever" and only the call sign expired. Information (and opinions) sought. 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 kc9gq7 at gmail.com Tue Oct 25 12:31:07 2016 From: kc9gq7 at gmail.com (Rich Oliver) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:31:07 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. In-Reply-To: <7ce7af55-8553-b6c2-ea97-e618b1462e54@ix.netcom.com> References: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> <7ce7af55-8553-b6c2-ea97-e618b1462e54@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: What can anybody tell me about the old "Extra First" license? 73, Rich KC9GQ On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Richard Knoppow <1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote: > Ham licenses of all classes have a liftime of 10 years. They can be > renewed on line. See the ARRL or FCC sites for more. > I am not sure but believe the old first class radiotelephone license > was made perpetual but look this up in the FCC rules. > Long ago ham licenses were issued for both operator and station. That > changed and hams have received single licenses covering both for decades. > > > > On 10/25/2016 8:33 AM, Waldo Magnuson wrote: > >> Hi, I just visited a friend and he is under the impression that his ham >> license and his 1st Class license are no longer - he had them about 50 >> years ago. I thought both licenses were "forever" and only the call sign >> expired. Information (and opinions) sought. 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 > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 Tue Oct 25 14:16:58 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:16:58 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. In-Reply-To: References: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> <7ce7af55-8553-b6c2-ea97-e618b1462e54@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: I need to look through some old books and FCC publications for this. There was an Extra-First radiotelegraph license in the 1920s. It was issued to operators who had a long history of outstanding service. I don't think there was ever a ham license named this. More when I find it. On 10/25/2016 9:31 AM, Rich Oliver wrote: > What can anybody tell me about the old "Extra First" license? > > 73, Rich KC9GQ > > -- Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com WB6KBL From kc9gq7 at gmail.com Tue Oct 25 14:45:59 2016 From: kc9gq7 at gmail.com (Rich Oliver) Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:59 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] License question. In-Reply-To: References: <35838A1B-4636-4F8D-A2C7-0436205FC584@mac.com> <7ce7af55-8553-b6c2-ea97-e618b1462e54@ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: Yes, I have been Googling it since I posted (yes, should have done it in opposite order) and I do see that it was a "thing" from about 1923 to 1929 or later. My father (W8CPW, then W9RDW, now SK) referred to it occasionally and the question has been rattling around my cranium for decades. I actually came across his Extra First License while going through some papers a few years back. Perhaps the oddest thing is that Dad had a tough time trying to get an Extra in the 1960's and ultimately failed due to penmanship on the 20 WPM test. Like me he was limited by writing speed. Apparently the Extra First was not as big a deal as the modern Extra. I see references to it being good for AM operation on higher frequencies without a CW upgrade, but I also see other references to 20WPM test to get it. This was going on about the same time as the switch from Commerce Dept to FCC and that may account for changes. Anyway, thanks to all. 73, Rich PS: Think I'll frame it. On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Richard Knoppow <1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote: > I need to look through some old books and FCC publications for this. > There was an Extra-First radiotelegraph license in the 1920s. It was issued > to operators who had a long history of outstanding service. I don't think > there was ever a ham license named this. > More when I find it. > > On 10/25/2016 9:31 AM, Rich Oliver wrote: > >> What can anybody tell me about the old "Extra First" license? >> >> 73, Rich KC9GQ >> >> >> > -- > 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 lbohn at shaw.ca Mon Oct 31 13:46:01 2016 From: lbohn at shaw.ca (lbohn at shaw.ca) Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:46:01 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-28 parts In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <08AFFAEE4C574152B24DCB8BE245CFCC@LorneBohnPC> I have a Hallicrafters SX-28 which I am trying to restore (not the SX-28a). Does anyone know where I can find original knobs for the AVC, antenna trimmer, A.F. gain and Tone controls? I would also like to find 4 of the correct pannel screws which hold the front panel to the cabinet. Best regards, Lorne Bohn From magnuson at mac.com Mon Oct 31 19:47:30 2016 From: magnuson at mac.com (Waldo Magnuson) Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:47:30 +0000 (GMT) Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning Message-ID: 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 Mon Oct 31 19:54:54 2016 From: 1oldlens1 at ix.netcom.com (Richard Knoppow) Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:54:54 -0700 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-62 tuning In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <2d805baa-47d9-fda5-1f21-b53b396a07b9@ix.netcom.com> 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

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