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This is, according to some, the best Hallicrafters ever made. This makes it highly sought after by collectors. The receiver is driven by 20 tubes and is aimed at the high-end customers, with a price tag to match. Due to the limited production run and high price very few SX-88's survive today. A number of less than 100 is estimated.

Similar to the Hallicrafters SX-42 and other Hallicrafters sets, the SX-88 has a painted front panel with slightly raised lettering. The heavy metal bezel surrounding the dials is not so typical and gives the radio a dramatic appearance. The cabinet top is hinged, giving easy access for replacing dial lamps or tubes.

The SX-88 is a continuous-coverage (all wave) receiver, covering all frequencies from 535 kHz to 33 MHz in six bands. Both tuning knobs are gear-driven and weighted with heavy flywheels. Small chrome-plated locks are located next to each tuning knob. The centrally-located bandswitch uses a stout drive belt and takes more muscle to move than on many radios. In addition to the switch elements themselves, the bandswitch controls the moving pilot lamps behind each dial.

Original price in 1954: USD 595.00

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
0.535-33 MHz in 6 bands
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
1st: 2075/1550 kHz
2nd: 50 kHz (!)
Image rejection
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Audio output
10 W

Connections

Antenna
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Impedance
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Other
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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)
508 × 235 × 444 mm (20.00 × 9.25 × 17.48 in)
Weight
34.00 kg (75.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1954 and 1955 in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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RigReference ID
2829
MPN
HALLICRAFTERS-SX-000088

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