From holden7471 at msn.com Mon Sep 5 09:55:51 2016 From: holden7471 at msn.com (howard holden) Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 13:55:51 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Fall 2016 Classic Exchange CW In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: Classic Exchange "CX" The CW CX will run from 1300 UTC September 11 to 0800 UTC September 12 , 2016 (9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday) AND from 1300 UTC September 13 to 0800 UTC September 14 , 2016 (9 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday to 3 AM Eastern Time Wednesday) Send: "CQ CX" Operating on 160-80-40-20-15-10-6-2 Suggested Frequencies -- plus/minus QRM Listen up and down 5 to 10 Kc for crystal controlled stations 1.810 mc. 3.545 mc. 7.045 mc. 14.045 mc. 21.045 mc. 28.045 mc. 50.100 mc. 144.100 mc. There are new Bonus Scores for using the same model rigs as your Novice station and for using a GONSET receiver and for using an ELMAC transmitter. Awards will be given in two classes: 1. Three or fewer receiver-transmitter pairs 2. Four or more receiver-transmitter pairs. Send logs, comments, anecdotes, pictures, etc. to J.D. "Mac" Mac Aulay, WQ8U at wq8u at arrl.net Full details at: http://classicexchange.org/sep16/sep2016cxann.html Questions? email me! CU on the air for CX! 73, Howie WB2AWQ WB2AWQ at arrl.net From radio at daileyservices.com Mon Sep 5 10:38:50 2016 From: radio at daileyservices.com (radio) Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:38:50 -0600 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-28 cap plates In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <91A356F5B0BA42A6BBA64F1F797C2F56@TomLaptop> A good read on the '28. I have an SX-28 (build date December of 1941, no less) that DOES work, has the "easy" caps replaced, but still needs those done on the dark side (been putting it off), but it works swell and tracks perfectly. When I got it, just for grins, I used my old thick-paper-soaked-in-99.8% alcohol trick for cleaning BETWEEN plates, and it made a terrific difference. Still, the plate-bending idea is one I'd forgotten about, so thanks for the "rekindling". Tom - W0EAJ --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From Ron.K3PID at sbcglobal.net Fri Sep 9 19:46:29 2016 From: Ron.K3PID at sbcglobal.net (K3PID) Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:46:29 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] WTB Band Switch Knob for SX-28A Message-ID: <07FAB5F5E46042F2853F08A6E698B471@Zeus> I don?t suppose anyone in this distinguished group would have a band switch knob for my SX-28A that they would part with? Ron K3PID From jeff at podengo.com Sun Sep 11 19:25:46 2016 From: jeff at podengo.com (Jeff) Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:25:46 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SR-500 VFO Message-ID: Hi All - Picked up a SR-500 in very rough shape, and am starting to go through it. A previous owner mangled the VFO -- there was a terminal strip cold soldered to the chassis, and no apparent connection to the variable capacitor. It was a real mess. After removing all of the "mods", I have this: http://podengo.com/SR-500/SR-500-VFO.jpg Unfortunately, it appears that I can't get the VFO tuned to it's requisite frequency now. Following the WD0GOF guidelines, I should see 9 MHz when set to 3.8 MHz -- this rig reports back approximately 7.8 MHz. Can anyone tell me if the VFO has been messed up beyond repair, or any suggestions as to how to get it set right? The last owner really abused this radio, and it's taken me a while to get it back, but I think it will start to go if I can get the VFO where it's supposed to be. Any thoughts or tech advice is appreciated. Please reply to list. Jeff WB3JIH From jeff at podengo.com Mon Sep 12 23:16:15 2016 From: jeff at podengo.com (Jeff) Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:16:15 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SR-500 VFO In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: Following up -- Can anyone provide a photo of an SR-160 or SR-500 VFO assembly? It definitely looks like the former owner of this one totally wrecked the VFO assembly - On further examination, it appears that the VFO cover on the bottom is missing, a spline screw was brutally drilled out of the dial, and the shielding around the variable is missing. The VFO appears to be about 1 MHz off. According to the manuals, this should be the same for the 160 and 500. Any help would be appreciated. I do not get mail reliably to my personal address unless you are whitelisted, so if you have any advice (or replacement VFO for this rig) please let me know via the list. Thanks - Jeff WB3JIH On 9/11/2016 7:25 PM, Jeff wrote: > Hi All - > > > Picked up a SR-500 in very rough shape, and am starting to go through > it. A previous owner mangled the VFO -- there was a terminal strip > cold soldered to the chassis, and no apparent connection to the > variable capacitor. It was a real mess. > > After removing all of the "mods", I have this: > > http://podengo.com/SR-500/SR-500-VFO.jpg > > Unfortunately, it appears that I can't get the VFO tuned to it's > requisite frequency now. Following the WD0GOF guidelines, I should > see 9 MHz when set to 3.8 MHz -- this rig reports back approximately > 7.8 MHz. > > Can anyone tell me if the VFO has been messed up beyond repair, or any > suggestions as to how to get it set right? The last owner really > abused this radio, and it's taken me a while to get it back, but I > think it will start to go if I can get the VFO where it's supposed to be. > > > Any thoughts or tech advice is appreciated. Please reply to list. > > > > 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 holden7471 at msn.com Sat Sep 17 16:40:56 2016 From: holden7471 at msn.com (howard holden) Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:40:56 +0000 Subject: [Hallicrafters] Fall 2016 Classic Exchange phone In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: The AM-SSB-FM CX will run from 1300 UTC September 25 to 0800 UTC September 26, 2016 (9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday) AND from 1300 UTC September 27 to 0800 UTC September 28 , 2016 (9 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday to 3 AM Eastern Time Wednesday) Call: "CQ Classic Exchange" Operating on 160-80-40-20-15-10-6-2 Suggested Frequencies -- plus/minus QRM Listen up and down 5 to 10 Kc for crystal controlled stations AM 1.890 mc. 3.860 mc. 7.270 mc. 14.280 mc. 21.400 mc. 29.000 mc. 50.300 mc. 144.300 mc. SSB 1.920 mc. 3.840 mc. 7.250 mc. 14.260 mc. 21.380 mc. 28.600 mc. 50.125 mc. 144.200 mc. There are new Bonus Scores for using the same model rigs as your Novice station and for using a GONSET receiver and for using an ELMAC transmitter. Awards will be given in two classes: 1. Three or fewer receiver-transmitter pairs 2. Four or more receiver-transmitter pairs. Send logs, comments, anecdotes, pictures, etc. to J.D. "Mac" Mac Aulay, WQ8U at wq8u at arrl.net Full details at: http://classicexchange.org/sep16/sep2016cxann.html Questions? email me! 73, Howie WB2AWQ WB2AWQ at arrl.net From thoyer1 at verizon.net Tue Sep 27 15:34:57 2016 From: thoyer1 at verizon.net (thoyer1 at verizon.net) Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:57 -0500 (CDT) Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob Message-ID: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> First post to the list: Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. Is this true?? Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? Regards, Tom W3TA From bonddaleena at aol.com Tue Sep 27 17:17:08 2016 From: bonddaleena at aol.com (bonddaleena at aol.com) Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:17:08 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob In-Reply-To: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> References: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> Message-ID: <1576d82273d-7fc0-245b@webprd-m82.mail.aol.com> Hi Tom. Welcome. I've been trying to buy a SX-117 main knob for several YEARS. nada There are several sellers that have the metal 0-100 disk. Charlie, W3ICH is where I got mine. (hope that's correct) gud luk ron N4UE -----Original Message----- From: thoyer1 To: hallicrafters Sent: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 3:35 pm Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob First post to the list: Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. Is this true?? Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? Regards, Tom W3TA ______________________________________________________________ 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 ka9p at aol.com Tue Sep 27 17:20:16 2016 From: ka9p at aol.com (Scott McDonald) Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:20:16 -0500 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob In-Reply-To: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> References: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> Message-ID: <107EA6CA-E618-496D-9D5E-2C335BCEBD6A@aol.com> Hi Tom, I checked my orphan radio box. I have the knob, I think, the black one with the chrome insert on it. It feels a little small at 1 and 5/8 diameter but it is the same size of those typically undersized knobs on the receivers of that era so it could be right. It's in average shape. Maybe someone can weigh in on the size. It does not have the 0 to 100 skirt but they are available on EBay for 12.95 new. And if course as luck would have it, this knob isn't drilled for the skirt but you could drill or glue yourself. If it is the right size knob, in the spirit of old novice rigs, which I'm fixing up a few of for this year's Novice Rig Round-Up myself, happy to mail it to you for nothin' if you can't do better. 73 Scott Sent from my iPad > On Sep 27, 2016, at 2:34 PM, thoyer1 at verizon.net wrote: > > > First post to the list: > > Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. > > Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. > > Is this true?? > > Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? > > Regards, > > Tom > W3TA > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 wa1kbq at aol.com Tue Sep 27 19:28:46 2016 From: wa1kbq at aol.com (Greg Gore) Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:28:46 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob In-Reply-To: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> References: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> Message-ID: <1576dfaa8bc-6d18-2db2@webprd-m54.mail.aol.com> Tom, An SX-101 knob was just listed on eBay. The item number is 131953007298, not mine and I have no connection with the seller. There were several different knob styles used during the SX-101 / SX-101A production run; a thin raised edge, a thick raised edge and fluted. I think the current listed knob on eBay was supposed to have a thin raised edge which stood up about 1/8" around the knob and which was very prone to getting chipped and broken away. This one it looks like the entire edge has been removed, perhaps an attempt to make it look better but I mention it here so you can see the parts of a complete knob assembly. The knobs on later SX-101A receivers were the same style as SX-115 and SX-117. Greg WA1KBQ -----Original Message----- From: thoyer1 To: hallicrafters Sent: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 3:35 pm Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob First post to the list: Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. Is this true?? Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? Regards, Tom W3TA ______________________________________________________________ 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 thoyer1 at verizon.net Wed Sep 28 20:05:44 2016 From: thoyer1 at verizon.net (thoyer) Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:05:44 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob In-Reply-To: <1576dfaa8bc-6d18-2db2@webprd-m54.mail.aol.com> References: <1504424356.1729449.1475004897114.JavaMail.root@vznit170070.mailsrvcs.net> <1576dfaa8bc-6d18-2db2@webprd-m54.mail.aol.com> Message-ID: Hi Greg, Thanks for the heads up on the auction. Funny, I had just searched ebay before joing the list and posting..... It does look like it has been "modified" so I think I will pass on it. At least I know they pop up every now and then. Looking forward to a tube warmed shack this winter! Tom _____ From: Greg Gore [mailto:wa1kbq at aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:29 PM To: thoyer1 at verizon.net; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob Tom, An SX-101 knob was just listed on eBay. The item number is 131953007298, not mine and I have no connection with the seller. There were several different knob styles used during the SX-101 / SX-101A production run; a thin raised edge, a thick raised edge and fluted. I think the current listed knob on eBay was supposed to have a thin raised edge which stood up about 1/8" around the knob and which was very prone to getting chipped and broken away. This one it looks like the entire edge has been removed, perhaps an attempt to make it look better but I mention it here so you can see the parts of a complete knob assembly. The knobs on later SX-101A receivers were the same style as SX-115 and SX-117. Greg WA1KBQ -----Original Message----- From: thoyer1 To: hallicrafters Sent: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 3:35 pm Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob First post to the list: Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. Is this true?? Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? Regards, Tom W3TA ______________________________________________________________ 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 Thu Sep 29 08:10:09 2016 From: pincon at erols.com (Charlie T, K3ICH) Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:10:09 -0400 Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob Skirts Message-ID: <003901d21a4a$70377370$50a65a50$@erols.com> If anyone may need one, I have reproduction skirts for the big Hallicrafters knobs as used on the SX-101 and others. Physically, they are a perfect match, but are made of spun aluminum instead of nickel plated brass and are pad printed with the 00 -100 dial markings instead of engraved. They also have a clear epoxy coating to protect the finish. 73, Charlie k3ICH -----Original Message----- From: Hallicrafters [mailto:hallicrafters-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of thoyer Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:06 PM To: 'Greg Gore' ; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob Hi Greg, Thanks for the heads up on the auction. Funny, I had just searched ebay before joing the list and posting..... It does look like it has been "modified" so I think I will pass on it. At least I know they pop up every now and then. Looking forward to a tube warmed shack this winter! Tom _____ From: Greg Gore [mailto:wa1kbq at aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:29 PM To: thoyer1 at verizon.net; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob Tom, An SX-101 knob was just listed on eBay. The item number is 131953007298, not mine and I have no connection with the seller. There were several different knob styles used during the SX-101 / SX-101A production run; a thin raised edge, a thick raised edge and fluted. I think the current listed knob on eBay was supposed to have a thin raised edge which stood up about 1/8" around the knob and which was very prone to getting chipped and broken away. This one it looks like the entire edge has been removed, perhaps an attempt to make it look better but I mention it here so you can see the parts of a complete knob assembly. The knobs on later SX-101A receivers were the same style as SX-115 and SX-117. Greg WA1KBQ -----Original Message----- From: thoyer1 To: hallicrafters Sent: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 3:35 pm Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-101 Knob First post to the list: Picking up a (new to me) SX-101A later this week. I have not used one of these since the early 70's and am looking forward to recreating the station I first used as a novice. Problem is the receiver I'm buying has a non stock tuning knob. Doing a web search I'm surprised to find that these knobs don't seem to be available anywhere. Is this true?? Any suggestions for locating one or a type that looks good on the radio, maybe the SX-117 style? Regards, Tom W3TA ______________________________________________________________ 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

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