Hallicrafters S-38E Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

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Final version of the "S" series receivers. Features slide-rule tuning scale. The dial has two distinctive CD (Civil Defense) markers on the scale. The manual tells the user to use these to listen to "official civil defense news, instructions and information". Remember, this radio was built in the heydays of the cold war.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.54-32 MHz in four bands
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
5 tubes
IF-frequencies
455 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Clamps / screws
Impedance
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains (AC or DC)
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
327 × 178 × 235 mm (12.87 × 7.01 × 9.25 in)
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1957 and 1961 in USA
MPN

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Bandspread
Accessories
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  • USD 24.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 95.99 Used / Good 2010 eBay
USD 31.01 Used / Good 2010 eBay
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