The Hammarlund HQ-170 amateur band receiver tunes only the amateur bands: 1.8-2, 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.4, 21-21.6, 28-30 and 50-54 MHz with provision for adding an integrated 2-meter converter. This radio does not have a built in speaker. There are 3.2 ohm speaker terminals on the rear panel. The suggested optional speaker is the S-200.
The model Hammarlund HQ-170C features a clock-timer.
Warm up time about 45 Minutes, But after that very stable and extremely sensitive for a 50 year old radio.I've compared this unit up against my newer radios and "Wow" It Knocked me over is all I can say! Connected to the right speaker 3.2 ohms ( I use a Drake MS4 ) Rich full audio one do's not tire from . I would rate it 4.5 if I could on your chart. The VHF 144 TO 148.00 mhz ( Which you did not comment on in the specs ) Works very well but only in the ssb or Am modes. To operate it in this mode one pulls the AF knob out and then your into 2 meters which is on the top right side 1/4 moon dial. If you can find one of these radios in working condition pick it up you won't regret it for that antique CLASSIC RADIO in your shack. 73 ve7dh
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