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.
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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