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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

Underside of tuner with steel covers removed. The crammed chassis is terribly difficult to work on. The band change switches are turned by a DC motor and gears with the shaft perpendicular to front panel. The AM selectivity/sensitivity switch is also perpendicular to the front panel.

Comment by Ken Carr on October 29, 2013 at 7:58pm
That wiring on the left looks like something from the space shuttle! It looks like you have already been in there changing out some capacitors.
Comment by Tom Jardine on October 30, 2013 at 3:31pm

Yes, Ken. Nearly 40 caps including the amplifier/power supply. Really an interesting radio. The wiring on the left works with the autotune mechanism. It allows mechanical programming of any 10 stations, AM or FM (not SW). It's actually a development of Collins used in their equipment during WW2.

Comment by Ken Carr on October 30, 2013 at 8:19pm
Interesting that you mention Collins. That name is legend in the amateur radio community. Quality all the way. The only Collins gear I have is a SWR/Power meter. My classic station consists of a Hallicrafters HT-37 transmitter paired with a Hammarlund HQ-170 receiver (awesome radio).
KE1RI
Comment by Tom Jardine on October 30, 2013 at 9:02pm
I collect boatanchors as well. SX42, 62, 100; HQ150, National NC183D. Running out of room!
Comment by Ken Carr on October 30, 2013 at 9:17pm
Tom .. great on the boatanchors. If I bring in another my wife may have to kick me out to make room. I'll be giving a working 1937 console to my son-in-law on Thanksgiving. But then he will be dropping off a 1957 Farmall tractor for me (making my daughter smile and giving my wife additional bargaining power for her next project). So it goes.
I also have several Hallicrafters including the one I got in 1962 from my parents. My favorite National is the HRO-60 which I recently revived ( http://kb1awv.com/?p=624 ) . You can see me using the S-120 back in '62 on You
Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzI8nftVQW0&feature=youtube_gdat... ).
Too much fun, too little time.

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