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 Post subject: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 1:19 am 
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I picked up a Hallicrafters SX-42 the other day that has 2 toggle switches added to the upper left corner.

It's still sitting in the car so I haven't had a chance to see what is going on. Even with the lid lifted I really can't see what they are connected to.

Still feel it's worth the $40.00 I paid.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 3:35 am 
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“Still feel it's worth the $40.00 I paid.“

All day long!

It looks to be in very restorable condition.

We'll be waiting to see where you find the switches connected.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 4:50 am 
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I bought one a year or so ago at a swap meet, already recapped and working with an R-46B speaker, from a customer of mine that I felt was trustworthy about his work. I was happy to pay $120 for it, although I about did myself in carrying it back to my car! I'd say you got a steal at $40.

I do notice the rack screws on yours are rusty, I hope it is not a sign of things inside...I had a pair of these from an estate lot I picked up a few years ago, one was missing a transformer and a few other pieces, as well as having some rust patches on the chassis, and the other had a very rusty chassis as well as corrosion on the front panel. Maybe this model is more prone to rust than other Hallicrafters? I did not look forward to combining the two into one good one, as well as dealing with known bandswitch problems, so I sold them off and decided to wait for a better one to come along, which eventually happened.

Anyway, have fun getting yours on the air. They're great radios!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 11:52 pm 
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At $40 you would be in fine shape even if it turns into a parts donor but hopefully it is in restorable condition. Have fun!

Rodger WQ9E


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: May Tue 28, 2019 1:28 am 
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I have one, but I would take that one in a heartbeat for $40.

Just beware bandswitch is very prone to failure in this radio, due to the fact that it switches B+ and a failed/leaky bypass cap dumps the B+ to ground thru the switch contact.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters SX-42 - With Mod
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 3:01 am 
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That is a great deal and in nice shape. Those sx-42 43s always seem to be rusted out. The parts alone are worth a ton the bay. I am still waiting to find one that has not been hacked beyond repair. I want to restore one and get it powder coated the same color.

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