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Post by 276merc on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:34 pm

I have well over 100 that Ive picked up over the decades and many have been restored and are in use.
Some of the favorites are a National HRO-60, HRO-500, NC-183, NC-300; Hammarlund SP-400X, HQ-129X, HQ-180; Hallicrafters SX-17, SX-28, SX-62A, SX-73, SX-115; Collins 75A3, 75A4 Ive had since 65, 51J4, R-390A.

Honorable mention: National 1935 first run HRO, NC-101X, NC-183D, NC-240D, NC-400; Hammarlund SP-100, SP-200, HQ-140X, HQ-160; Hallicrafters SX-25, SX-32, SX-117, Collins R-388, 75A2.

Military: RAK, RAL, RBB, RBC, SS converted BC-312, R-274D (NOS).

Some of the above are shelf queens or rotated thru the various operating positions and the remainder are strictly shelf queens. Still looking for an affordable GPR-90 in excellent shape.

I do all my own work including spray painting in a spray booth or taking to a local for powder coating.

The transmitters and amps are a subject for another day.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:52 pm

I have a Hallicrafters S-107 that is in nice shape. My only transmitter experience was operating in a HF/SSB net for 4 years in the service.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Hallicrafters S-38-C, S-38-E, and S-120. No transmitter experience other than CB radio.

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Post by Ragwire on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:45 pm

Just my old Wards Airline for now. I am going to put up a SW antenna out back for it though. I have three other SW receivers, but they are modern. Ditto on the no experience with transmission except for CB/Commercial UHF except for a homemade, 40 and 80 meter 10 watt CW transmitter many years ago. It was experimental only, as I had/have no ham license yet.
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Post by oldgoaly on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:35 pm

only one connected up is a Collins 75a-1, that doesn't get used much!
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Post by sprman on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi main one RCA AR-88, Collins R-391,Hammarlund SP-600 JX-17,Hallicrafters SX-17, EH Scott Allwave Deluxe ,Phantom AM Deluxe  Philharmonic 30 pointer dial. ,Collins R-388. : )

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Post by W2RKJ on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:03 pm

Late 1962 Collins R-388/URR With Treetop Circuits Sideband Adapter, Digital Frequency Display, Panadapter, I am also using the Diode Load connection for richer audio and ClearSpeech DSP. I have a Hallicrafters S-40 and SX-110 both just off the bench for a re-cap and a good going over, next will be an alignment for these two. I have three Hallicrafters S-38C's. Two re-capped and aligned and the third waiting for service.

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Post by Greg Davis on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:35 pm

I won't pretend I am actually using this, but I have owned it for several years without knowing what it is.  What I do know is that it is a radio receiver that was probably finished in August of 1944.  It certainly looks military.  It has a faded schematic on the side.  It seems to have been made by Delco.

Anyone have any clues?

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Post by 75X11 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:15 pm

Yours may not be this exact component but it should be a variation or another radio in the group of radios used in tanks during WWII. At least this should give you a starting point.
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sherman-tank-radio-receiver-bc-603-d-wwii-dated
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Post by Greg Davis on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:11 pm

Excellent. Thanks for the pointer! That gives me some incentive to clean this one up.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:33 am

Yes, that is definitely a military receiver. Looks like it has seen the worse for wear, but, it's a keeper. To get it playing, it will need rebuilding, though. I see some parts that have definitely got problems.. Neat find.

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Post by skykng on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:40 pm

Hi:  Favorites:  RCA AR-88, Collins URR-388, Scott SLR-H, Hammarlund SP-600 JX-17, Hallicrafters SX-28A,
Others:  National NC-300, Hallicrafters S-40, S-40A, S-20R, S-129, SX-110, S-53A, S-38C + D,  two Hammarlund  HQ-129Xs.  Never a dull moment around here........best, steve
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:02 pm

Hi Steve, I see your not very far from me at all. If you get a chance, post in the "New Member Introductions" forum and tell us a little about our self.

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Post by rocketeer on Fri May 16, 2014 8:58 am

My main receiver is a Farnsworth BC-342N. As backups I have a Hallicrafters S-39, Hallicrafters S-20R, and an R-100/URR, all restored electrically by me.  Sitting in the que awaiting their turn on the bench are an Echophone EC-3, a Crosley REP, and a Hallicrafters SX-28A.

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Post by Ragwire on Sun May 18, 2014 7:09 pm

Nice collection, Larry!
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