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Hallicrafters SX-117 audio output transformer

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by N6UH, Sep 8, 2019.

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  1. KE0ZU

    KE0ZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I also have a 117 as well and have been using it for a few weeks now. It also got a pretty good review in ER a few months ago. I have it paired with an ht-44 and HT-45.

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  2. N6UH

    N6UH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Me too!
  3. KE0ZU

    KE0ZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice station!!

    The 8640 is a very good Sig Generator.

    Looks like you have a Cubic 130, I believe it is, on the bottom shelf, correct? and an older Henry amp on the floor by the 45's power supply.

    How do you like the Cubic?? I played with one several months ago for a few hours, an interesting radio, but I didn't have it long enough to form much of an opinion.

    In those days, there were a lot of changes going on in the ham equipment supplier industry and as we all know most of them died an ugly death.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 10:36 PM
  4. N6UH

    N6UH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks. All I'm allowed is that bedroom closet so I have to make the most of the space

    It still works as it should but I could do with something that goes low enough for the 50khz Hallicrafters IFs.

    It is. I had the Swan 102BX back in the 80s in the UK. I regretted selling it for the latest whizz bang from Japan with the WARC bands on it. When I got back into Ham Radio after a 20 year hiatus, I decided to indulge myself!

    I like it because it is a simple no frills radio with a decent rx, good passband tuning and a decent notch filter. It's also easy to work on unlike the more modern "rig on a chip" radios.

    The older Henry is an original 2K which I would term a resto-mod. Original RF deck with a modern power supply beneath it, there's a thread about it somewhere on this forum.

    The only 'modern' radio I have is the Icom IC706 which I bought new around 95 when we sold up to sail around the Mediterranean.

    I've done a lot of RX comparisons between the 3 and my fave is the SX-117 given the very electrically noisy environment I live in.

    I'm going to attempt to re-wind the audio transformer as soon as the wire arrives and put it back to original if possible.

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