Can you identify these dials?

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by W7UUU, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    These dials came as a pair that I've had for some time - but I have no idea what they go to.

    Can anyone identify what receiver they might be from?


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  2. KC8YLT

    KC8YLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hammarlund HQ 100 ?
  3. W1BR

    W1BR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think KC8YLT nailed it. Matches the band coverage and the CD Conelrad dial markings date it.
  4. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes HQ 100 and others from Hammarland HQ 110,160,170,180.
  5. K9STH

    K9STH Platinum Subscriber Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here is an Internet photo of a Hammarlund HQ-100A and the red markings on the dial are very visible.


    Glen, K9STH
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  6. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is the HQ 145X that appears to also have the red markings.
  7. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    They are for a signal generator.

    Nice find.
  8. G3YRO

    G3YRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    So what are the red marking for?

    Roger G3YRO
  9. N2EY

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    They're the SWBC bands of the time when the receiver was made.
  10. N2EY

    N2EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I agree that they are for either the HQ-100 or HQ-145. Besides the appearance, the general-coverage dial ranges exactly match the tuning ranges of the HQ-100 and HQ-145 - and no other receivers I checked. The earlier HQ-120/129 family and the contemporary HQ-180 have different tuning ranges and lack the red SWBC markings.

    Interesting find!

    73 de Jim, N2EY

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