Hammarlund HQ-100AC reviews

She Was A Beautiful Gal

Hammarlund HQ-100AC, Desktop Shortwave receiver

She drifted a bit on sideband, but for a 14 year old boy "graduating" from a Hallicrafters S-120, this rig was heaven on earth. Spent many nights into the wee hours of the morning logging foreign broadcasts and "utility" stations, and collecting loads of QSL cards.

She used to glimmer and shine, with her two big tuning dials all lit up and begging to be handled.

Then one day, a "friend" came over with his ham transmitter, but minus a requisite T/R switch. And in the twinkling of an eye, that someone dimmed her lights, forever.

Written by fadba on Jun 26, 2016

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Mint condition in 1965
USD 179.00