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Allied Radio: Hallicrafters Receivers, April 1941
April 1941 Radio News Article

April 1941 Radio News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Little did Ham radio operators know in April of 1941 when they were enthusiastically buying equipment for their shacks that a year later the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would ban them from broadcasting from their transmitters. This advertisement for a high-end Hallicrafters receiver appeared in the April issue of Radio News magazine. Part of the feature definition includes "calibrated bandspread inertia controlled," and "micrometer scale tuning inertia controlled." I'm not sure what the "inertia controlled" part is, unless it refers to how massive metal disks were sometimes installed inside the chassis on the tuning shaft in order to give a more solid feel to the control knob, as well as to enable the dial to be spun and released to rapidly move through a large distance between adjustment points. If you know for sure what it means, please shoot me a note (but don't just shoot me).

* War Comes!, January 1942 QST; Editorial re FCC Potentially Shutting Down Amateur Radio During WWII November, 1940 QST; News Items from F.C.C., December 1940 - January 1941 National Radio News; Hallicrafters Radio - End of War in Sight, November 1944 Radio News; Painless Reconversion, September 1947 QST

Allied Radio: Hallicrafters Receivers

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Compare These 1941 Features of The Hallicrafters SX-28

15 tubes - two stages preselection - calibrated bandspread inertia controlled - micrometer scale tuning inertia controlled - tone and AC on-off-beat frequency oscillator - AF gain - RF gain - crystal phasing - adjustable noise limiter - send-receive switch - AVC-BFO switch - bass boost switch-phono jack - 80, 40, 20 and 10 meter amateur bands calibrated - wide angle "S" meter - band pass audio filter - improved signal to image and noise ratio - push-pull high fidelity, audio output - 6 step wide range variable selectivity - improved head-phone output. 

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