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.

A model Hallicrafters S-120A was introduced in 1967 as a successor.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Receiver

RX-range
0.55-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Connections

Antenna
Built-in sweep
Impedance
50/600Ω
Other
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Electrical

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

Manufactured
Between 1960 and 1963
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

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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MPN
HALLICRAFTERS-S-000120

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Reviews & stories

Fairly good

Hallicrafters S-120, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Fairly good.
Can tune in SSB.
Temperamental though.

Overall
 
Performance
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Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2002
USD 40.00

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  • USD 2.00 ~ USD 13.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 51.00 Used / Good eBay
2010 USD 34.77 Used / Okay eBay
2002 USD 40.00 Used / Okay smeezekitty

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