Hallicrafters S-120 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Hallicrafters S-120 general coverage receiver tunes from 540 to 30000 kHz in four bands. Ranges: .55-1.6, 1.6-4.4, 4.5-11 and 11-30 MHz. There is also a 0-100 bandspread scale. Features include: ¼" Headphone Jack, BFO, Standby, built-in 5 inch speaker and illuminated dial. There is a built-in AM band Ferrite antenna, telescopic whip and external antenna terminals.

The circuit consists of: 12BE6 Converter, 12BA6 IF Amp/BFO, 12AV6 Audio Amp/AVC, 50C5 Audio Power Amp plus one selenium rectifier.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.55-30 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Built-in sweep
Impedance
50/600Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
30 W @ 110 VAC
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
343 × 149 × 222 mm (13.50 × 5.87 × 8.74 in)
Weight
4.60 kg (10.1 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1960 and 1963
MPN

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Stories & reviews

Fairly good

Hallicrafters S-120, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Fairly good.
Can tune in SSB.
Temperamental though.

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2002
USD 40.00

What is it worth?

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Hallicrafters S-120 might be around:

  • USD 50.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 40.00 Used / Okay 2002 smeezekitty
USD 34.77 Used / Okay 2010 eBay
USD 51.00 Used / Good 2019 eBay

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