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Author Topic: WTB/WTT For Halicrafters SP-600 Reciever  (Read 217 times)

Offline TheHappyWanker

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WTB/WTT For Halicrafters SP-600 Reciever
« on: January 18, 2023, 1619 UTC »
I need a nice solid and not hacked up SP600 HF unit for my Military Receiver Rack. Whats out there?
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Re: WTB/WTT For Halicrafters SP-600 Reciever
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 1337 UTC »
I think you are looking for a Hammarlund SP-600, not a Hallicrafters.

Hallicrafters made their own version of the SP600, called the R-274 or SX-73.  While it was supposed to be functionally the same, it looked much different.  They are somewhat rare and I have only seen a handful over 50 years in the hobby.

https://www.radioblvd.com/hallicrafters_r274_receiver.htm

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Re: WTB/WTT For Halicrafters SP-600 Reciever
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2023, 1648 UTC »
The shipping costs on 65 lbs for those o!d radios is a factor for some collectors and may even keep them from being offered, for Instance  I have heavy radio equipment here I'd like to part with but nobody wants to pay shipping which can actually double asking price some items
Bottom line its gonna be a pain for the seller with little return and working to just save it from the yard if settling for less than good money
Good luck ,, hope you find one!
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Re: WTB/WTT For Halicrafters SP-600 Reciever
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2023, 0252 UTC »
I think you are looking for a Hammarlund SP-600, not a Hallicrafters.

Hallicrafters made their own version of the SP600, called the R-274 or SX-73.  While it was supposed to be functionally the same, it looked much different.  They are somewhat rare and I have only seen a handful over 50 years in the hobby.

https://www.radioblvd.com/hallicrafters_r274_receiver.htm

I saw one of those R-274's at a hamfest at least 20-25 years ago. The guy selling it wasn't at the table, but his partner ID'ed it for me. It was selling for 150 bucks and looked pristine. I thought about buying it, but didn't want to hump it to the outer solar system where my car was parked.

 

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