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From: Al Parker <anchor@coastalnet.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 17:22:37 -0400
Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] SX-42
Message-Id: <3.0.6.32.20001004172237.008ceea0@mail2.coastalnet.com>


Ray,
	I'm sorry to hear that - that's about the most fragile thing of most any
boatanchor.  They're missing on a lot of SX-42's, and there's no easy fix.
The shaft that the knob mounts on is VERY thin and easily broken.  It's the
"switch" between main tuning and bandspread.  If you get a look inside, you
can better understand the function.  The big knob is used for both main &
bandspread, depending on the small knob.
	File a big claim for damages.  Or just get your money back and find
another SX-42. 	
	They're neat receivers, as you can see, but do need a lot of internal work
- recapping, etc., and not easy to work on.  There's been a lot written, so
get some reference mat'l if you haven't already.  Let me know if you need
websites, etc.  A. B. Bonds has written a lot, plus a cupla other guys.
73,
Al, W8UT
New Bern, NC
BoatAnchors appreciated here
anchor@coastalnet.com  or anchor@ec.rr.com
  (both work now, coastalnet will go away soon)

And remember; "-They donīt make tubes nowadays like they used to..."


At 09:33 PM 10/04/2000 GMT, Raymond and Mariann Brown wrote:
>I recieved an SX-42. It was damaged in transit. Does anyone have the tuning 
>cap that goes over the main tuning knob. It broke off and was lost during 
>shipping. Id dosent want to go into fine tune ether? I hope to get that 
>fixed.
>Thanks Ray
>____________________________________

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From: "Raymond and Mariann Brown" <radioray108@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 21:33:50 GMT
Subject: [Hallicrafters] SX-42
Message-ID: <F257PefLJGWSa1aNEVJ000032e2@hotmail.com>


I recieved an SX-42. It was damaged in transit. Does anyone have the tuning 
cap that goes over the main tuning knob. It broke off and was lost during 
shipping. Id dosent want to go into fine tune ether? I hope to get that 
fixed.
Thanks Ray
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From: "Duane Fischer" <dfischer@tir.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 16:01:19 -0400
Subject: [Hallicrafters] Fw: May Not Be Available ...
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From: Duane Fischer <dfischer@tir.com>
To: hallicrafters@qth.net
Subject: May Not Be Available ...
Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 9:22 PM


	
I am taking my Extra class exam Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM EDT, (2300 UTC). I
hope to be back home wearing a victorius smile by Net time at 0130 UTC. But
being as I have to ride with one of the VE's, we will see. 	
	
My ride had to cancel, so it was the VE or nothing.  What a great way to relax
before a test - ride with the executioner! I do not know this person, a total
stranger. Then I have to sit through the regular test session and wait for my
turn. The three VE's all take turns reading the exam to me. While I appreciate
them doing this, having to listen to three different people read the exam is
very difficult. Different people read different ways. Taking a test is not the
time to adjust to a new reader. There is a Braille version of the test
available, but I prefer listening to it. It works better for me.	
	
I have studied hard and for several months. I am confident that I can, and will,
pass it. But anything can happen, of course. I am as nervous about this as
trying to fill one of those urine sample cups while on a 727 flying at 40,000
feet with air turbulance. I hate yellow socks!	
	
If I am not on the air for the Global Glow Net, I am either sulking in defeat or
still riding around somewhere with a VE who got lost and can't read a road map! 

	
Duane W8DBF (Here's hopping!)	
	
No, not"hoping". Remember, I am a magician. In show biz we say, break a leg.
Why? Because it is bad luck to wish somebody good luck. Huh? Wonder who started
that anyhow? 


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From: "Guido E. Santacana" <laffitte@prtc.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 14:50:29 -0300
Subject: [Hallicrafters] MilSX28
Message-ID: <39DB6DE5.78C8667E@prtc.net>


A MilSX28 knocked on my front door the other day. This is a partial
report on the work done on this radio to this point.

Condition when received:

1. Radio is complete in and out with paint almost intact both in cabinet
and front panel. The front panel is excellent with no dents. The chassis
has some dirt on it but not much. All tubes are there as well as the
original power transformer. In the back of the chassis the plastic molds
that hold the antenna posts and 5000 ohms speaker outputs broke during
travel but can be repaired.
2. Mechanically everything works including the band indicators tuners
etc.
3. The 5Z3 was taken out and the radio was turned on with a variac. The
power transformer was found to be OK.
4. Electronically, all original paper caps are there with original
electrolytics. The 30uF 450 VDC electrolytic has leaked.
5. All resistors are checked for change in value. Most are under 10% of
their original values except a couple of 500Kohms types which are
replaced with 1/2 watt 470Kohms RS resistors 5% tolerance.
6. All paper caps unrelated to RF circuits are removed and replaced with
new polyester substitutes of higher VDC ratings.
7. Most paper caps test OK with a multimeter/capacitance meter but fail
my Sprague TO-4 cap tester test. Most paper caps were leaky the day they
were made anyway.
8. Electrolytics are substituted with axial types from AES. Originals
are left in for looks.
9. Two 117ac line filter caps are replaced. One had been replaced before
with a 200VDC molded plastic tubular! Replacements are ceramic 1kV .01
from RS.
10. A 15 amp fuse is found in the fuse holder where a 1.5amp fuse should
be. It is replaced with a 1amp fuse for some extra protection.
11. The paper caps in the RF section are replaced as per instructions
from AB Bonds. This task takes two days and 3.5 hour periods. Most
resistors in the area are found OK.
12. Tubes checked in a TC-1 emission tester. The 6AB7 had been
susbtituted with a 6SK7. The 6SK7 was shorted and two 6AS7s were bad
including also the 6H6. The bad and shorted tubes are substituted and a
new 5Z3 is put in place.
13. Smoke test is carried out- no smoke :>).
14. Receiver alive and well with one of the best audios that I have ever
heard. The speaker is the original PM23.
15. Upon checking band 2 is found a bit low on sens even after an
alingment by the book. I am suspecting T14, the antenna coil. It was
scratched a bit during the RF cap adventure and may have a break. All
other bands excellent.
16. Next steps. Clean chassis and replace low reading 6L7 and 6B8 tubes.
Clean cabinet and replace radio on cabinet.

EXTRA NOTE ON METER- The meter was unoperable. Upon checking I found the
needle out of the pivot. Replacement of the needle in the pivot was easy
but the meter still didn't work. The 27k 2watt cap in the meter circuit
was OK. Upon careful observation I found that someone had already worked
on the meter and had not replaced the insulator washers were the meter
connects to the back of its case. Replacement of the washers returned
full and sensitive function to the meter. Something to check for.

More later on the antenna transformer plus some recommendations when
working on this receiver. One thing is that the R390A RF subchassis is
much EASIER!!

Best 73s and I hope that I didn't bore you guys.
Guido KP4FAR


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From: NE7X@aol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 14:13:52 EDT
Subject: [Hallicrafters] Items for sale
Message-ID: <6f.b4be536.270ccd60@aol.com>


I need to acquire some $$$$ to add more chrome to my motorcycle.
In order to do so, I have the following items up for sale.

Visit my web site at:  http://nex7.com  for pictures of the below
listed equipment, including a "new" link to my motorcycle web page.
http://members.aol.com/ne7x/Webpage_pixs/ace_vt750.html.

All equipment is in 100% working order and cosmetically in excellent
or near mint condition. All equipment is guaranteed. If you are not happy,
full refund in 7 days of purchase if returned in same condition.

73, Tom NE7X...

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Group #1

Hallicrafters HT-44 transmitter
Hallicrafters SX-140 receiver
Hallicrafters R48 speaker
Includes W7FG and original manual
1 - 80 meter and 1 - 10 meter AM phone xtals
All cables, including DowKey T/R relay

Complete above set, $400

================================================

Group #2

Kenwood T555D transmitter
Kenwood R599D receiver (CW, FM and SSB filters)
Kenwood S599D speaker
Denton GL1000B 500 watt amplifier (spare tubes included)
W7FG manuals
All connecting cables

Complete above set, $600

==================================================

Group #3

Heathkit SB301 receiver (CW, SSB and AM filters)
Heathkit SB401 transmitter  (new 6146B tubes)
Heathkit SB600 speaker
Heathkit HM6  desk microphone (Electrovoice)
Original Heathlit manuals
All connecting cables

Complete above set, $500

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From: "Anthony W. DePrato WA4JQS" <anthony.deprato@gte.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 13:12:52 -0500
Subject: [Hallicrafters] need r45/arr7 part
Message-Id: <200010041801.NAA7074862@smtppop1.gte.net>


ok guys anyone out there had a switch cover for this receiver ? it goes on
the face and covers the auto tune cam and toggle switch. only part i need
to have a first class mobile 28volt version of the sx 28 in my collection.

also anyone interested in a 1964 rock ola princess juke box with optional
top mounted tweeters ?
i have a new in the box kenwood ts 570g 160/10 transceiver would trade for
a excellent shipped too my door
1. Collins 32v3
2. wrl globe king 500c
3. or allow $400 towards a wrl globe champion 350A or hallicraftes SR 400A
4. hallicrafters SR2000 
boys i am ez to get along with wife wants my 300 plus radios slimmed down A
LOT !
so what is new must be a woman (non ham) thing. 
73 tony wa4jqs
Anthony W.DePrato WA4JQS
Founder: South Sandwich Island Antarctic Dxpedition Group 1988
Calls Held VP8BZL VP8SSI  3Y0PI  ZD8JQS  V31SS WA4JQS/ZS1 WA4JQS/KC4 WA4JQS
/4K1
Member: CQ DX HALL OF FAME # 35

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From: "Dan Caesar, Ni9y Mishawaka IN." <sx28a@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:31:11 EST
Subject: [Hallicrafters] trade ht-32/sx-101/r-46b/ha-4/ha-8
Message-ID: <20001004.133111.-573231.5.sx28a@juno.com>


Working in fantastic condition for a IC-746 with filters... 
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From: "Bob Duckworth" <wb4mnf@atl.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 08:11:29 +0100
Subject: [Hallicrafters] WTSell/Swap: Hallicrafters HT33, SX101A, HT37.
Message-Id: <200010041207.IAA15083@hat-trick.atl.org>


I acquired some years ago when owner got a new, young, honey and moved to a
houseboat.
Radios have been sitting on a shelf in my attic. Have only fired up the RX
and it works fine.
Original plan was to sell RX and TX and convert HT-33 to 6m (pair 4cx300A,
Mark 1 version)
Moving to KH6 in May 2002 and must limit BA weight/space.
Will split up over weekend if no one buys as package.
Will swap package toward a Signal One CX11.
or
$899.99 plus ship from 30306
Note HT-33 weighs 135lb packed
Original manuals.
Photos at :
http://www.edebris.com/Hallicrafters/HT-33/
http://www.edebris.com/Hallicrafters/SX101A/
http://www.edebris.com/Hallicrafters/HT-37/
http://www.edebris.com/Hallicrafters/manuals/
That is not rust on the transformer. Rather it is Georgia
red clay, toted there by a mama mud wasp.

-bob
.

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