Hallicrafters SX-71 Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

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The Hallicrafters SX-71 receiver was manufactured by Hallicrafters from 1949 to 1954. They made the receiver with white and black dials. The white dials were for the earlier models (approximately 1949-1950) and the black dials came out in the later years of production. The SX-71 has a black satin steel cabinet with chrome trim, and a piano hinge top. This receiver is not light...it weighs 33 pounds and is 18 1/2 inches wide, 7 7/8 inches high and 12 inches deep. Its sale price ranged from $179.50 to $249.50.

The Hallicrafters SX-71 receiver is a double conversion superheterodyne general coverage communications receiver with 14 tubes. The frequency coverage is from 538 kc to 35,000 kc and 46 - 56 MHz. It not only picks up AM and CW signals, but it receives narrow band FM. It has good selectivity and sensitivity and has 3 watts of audio output. It sounds good with a Hallicrafters R-44B speaker (manufactured for the receiver with white dials) or R-46 speaker (manufactured for the receiver with black dials).

Original price 1950 in the US: USD 179.50

Frequency range

RX-range
0.538-35 / 46-56 MHz
TX-range
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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   N-FM   CW  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
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Receiver system
Double conversion, 14 tubes
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
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Audio output
3 W (external speaker required)

Transmitter

Modulations
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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
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
330 × 130 × 280 mm (12.99 × 5.12 × 11.02 in)
Weight
15.00 kg (33.1 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1949 and 1954 in USA
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

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Hallicrafters SX-71, Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

Good sensitivity great styling. Accurate tuning.
Bought for looks, exceeded reception capability.
Going to keep it for a long time.

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2016
USD 80.00

What is it worth?

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Hallicrafters SX-71 might be around:

  • USD 78.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 80.00 Used / Good 2015 Larry G.
USD 80.00 New / Good 2016 Larry G.

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