Crystal controlled CW transmitter covering 80 to 10 meters. RF-output 25 watts max., on the higher bands the output drops off somewhat and makes 12 watts on 10 meters. Unit comes with a pilot-lamp type tuning indicator and a set of 40 meter coils. The tuning indicator light could be replaced by the optional tuning meter model SM-17. Additional coil-sets were priced at USD 7,50
New price 1947 in the US: $69.50
I had an HT-17 on loan from another ham. It was my first transmitter. My receiver was a Knight Kit Ocean Hopper. The HT-17 was easy to tune and gave me much
happiness. It as later replaced by the Johnson Viking Adventurer transmitter and my new receiver was the Hallicrafters S-40A.
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