Hallicrafters SX-28 Super Skyrider

Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

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The Hallicrafters SX-28 shortwave receiver uses 15 vacuum tubes. Features include AVC (Automatic Volume Control), Noise Limiter, Bandspread, Push-Pull audio output and 'high fidelity' audio quality. Around 50,000 SX-28's and SX-28A's have been built between 1940 and 1946.

Allegedly, former U.S. president Harry, S. Truman had an SX-28 behind his desk in the Oval Office.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.55-43 MHz in 6 bands
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

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

Modulations
-
RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
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Impedance
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Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
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TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
521 × 254 × 375 mm (20.51 × 10.00 × 14.76 in)
Weight
34.00 kg (75.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1941 and 1944 in USA
MPN
HALLICRAFTERS-SX-000028-SUPER-SKYRIDER

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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superb receiver

Hallicrafters SX-28 Super Skyrider, Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

This receiver is an excellet example of the so called boatanchors sets of its time. If it is well aligned the SX28 offers excellent sensitivity and selectivity. It was the top of the line commercial and military receiver in the ealy 40s and many saw service overseas.

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Value for money
Aquired
Fair condition in 2015
USD 350.00

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  • USD 334.00
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2015 USD 350.00 Used / Fair gsantacanav

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