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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | Hammarlund HQ110AC-VHF Help


Reviews Summary for Hammarlund HQ110AC-VHF
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: The HQ-110 is a dual-conversion superheterodyne receiver which tunes the
basic amateur bands: 1.8-2, 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.4, 21-21.6, 28-30 and 50-
54 MHz. Features include: antenna trimmer, analog dial, noise limiter, RF gain
(labeled sensitivity), S-meter, Selectivity BFO with frequency tuning, CW tune
and AVC on/off.

This variant also includes the 6m pre-amplifier/2m converter module and
solid-state rectifiers.
Product is not in production.
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W2WDX Rating: 4/5 Sep 19, 2017 23:41 Send this review to a friend
Best of the series.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Overall the performance of this receiver is the best of any HQ-1xx series receiver I have ever owned. The radio has very consistent sensitivity across all the bands. The performance on 6m and 2m is spot on. I do operate AM on 6m and 2m, which is fairly active in the New York City area where I live, and this receiver has blended into that operation perfectly. It's SSB performance is totally acceptable as well, since it is inherently more stable than previous variants; along with the tighter tolerance components I added to the oscillator. It even manages fairly good performance tuning in FM by using a slope tuning approach.

Many people malign these receivers mostly because they lack the knowledge of how to use them properly. SSB reception is fine; if you understand that you must use the sensitivity knob for volume, and the Q-multiplier and CW tune all together to properly detect a SSB signal with no distortion. If you know how to use it properly, this little receiver can do it all.
 


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