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Offline Beerus Maximus

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Official yard sale find thread.
« on: August 04, 2013, 1340 UTC »
This thread is for yard sale, estate sale or barn finds or the like. Anyone can participate in this thread. I'll start. Check out the Hallicrafters SX-99 I bought yesterday for $15:



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http://hfunderground.com/blog/?p=41
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 1348 UTC by Beerus Maximus »
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 1728 UTC »
Very nice Beerus, in your local Beverly area??
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 1926 UTC »
For 15 smackoroos, nice find! ;)
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 1944 UTC »
Thanks a heck of a score for $15 Beerus!
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 2145 UTC »
Does it work?
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 2337 UTC »
Very nice Beerus, in your local Beverly area??

Yes.

Does it work?

No.  ???

I took a chance and plugged it in. The dial lights illuminate, and the tubes light, but I haven't received anything yet. I'm going to get it opened up and check the caps and see what might need replacement, and also for any open solder joints. If that doesn't do it, I'll replace the tubes. I think I can get this thing working pretty easily.
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 1651 UTC »
The SX-99 was my first "real" SW receiver.  I used it for a while with my 75 W rock bound home brew Novice transmitter.  And I think I paid about the same as you for my SX-99, but that was over 40 years ago.

By the way, I still have my SX-99:


There were 3 or 4 runs of the SX-99, each with slight differences.  Metal dials vs plastic, etc.  It might say "Run 1" or "Mark 1B" or something like that on the chassis when you open the lid and look down at the area between the tubes.  Some had the run number on the back skirt.  The first run had no run designator on them that I remember.

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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 1757 UTC »
This thread is for yard sale, estate sale or barn finds or the like. Anyone can participate in this thread. I'll start. Check out the Hallicrafters SX-99 I bought yesterday for $15:

What a beautiful radio and what an incredible find!

There is just something about those old vacuum tube receivers...
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 1200 UTC »
I like old tube table radios from the '50s & '60s. Here's a 1961 Arvin I found at a garage sale for $3 about 7 months ago. It works, but needs a little TLC, new dial light, minor stuff. Need to get the tubes tested... can't do that at the drugstore anymore!! It says "Twin Speaker" on the front nameplate, but it's a Mono radio! Obviously trying to cash in on the then-new Stereophonic craze. I wonder how many refrigerators had one of these sitting on top? Dig that turquoise and cream color combo!
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 2313 UTC »
Cool radio! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 0056 UTC »
Dig that turquoise and cream color combo!
Love it.  You gotta get that baby fired up.  Great find!
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Re: Official yard sale find thread.
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 1914 UTC »
I like those Conelrad symbols at 640 and 1240-----very cool