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Reviews Categories | Digital Multi-mode decoders | HAL 6850 TeleReader Help

Reviews Summary for HAL 6850 TeleReader
HAL 6850 TeleReader Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $850.00
Description: HAL 6850 Telereader - Portable RTTY/CW Terminal. Self-contained unit requires 12vdc. Built-In green CRT screen & proprietary keyboard interface. Legendary HAL decoding capability on popular RTTY modes, Keyboard CW. Jacks provided for serial printer accessory,keyer, multi-memory storage. Telereader first manufactured in 1981 by HAL Communications, Urbana,IL. Now discontinued.
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WD8NPL Rating: 5/5 Feb 6, 2016 06:12 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Gear  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Great on the decode side for both cw and rtty. Very easy to set up and use!
WB4IUY Rating: 5/5 Dec 12, 2013 20:10 Send this review to a friend
Awesome RTTY/CW decoder  Time owned: more than 12 months
My low serial # Hal Tele-Reader was mfg in late 1981, and still runs great today, over 30 years later. This thing is larger than my Icom 756, but decodes RTTY and CW down into the noise floor better than any software or stand-alone converters I've ever used or tested. It is a regular daily 'player' in my shack. If you enjoy those two modes, I'd recommend that you keep an eye open at hamfests for one of these gems!
W9CW Rating: 5/5 Dec 26, 2011 10:26 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Terminal!  Time owned: more than 12 months
As a former employee of HAL Communications Corp. when the CWR-6850 was in production, this unit was exceptional for its size and performance during the mid-'80s. However, the unit was not manufactured at the HAL plant in Illinois, rather it was imported from Japan from a manufacturer by the name of Comax. All "CWR" TeleReader products were manufactured by Comax for HAL. Nevertheless, it was an excellent terminal, its built-in demodulator performed very well. An external optional accessory for the AMTOR mode was also available: the AMTOR-10A.
WV4R Rating: 5/5 Apr 17, 2006 06:38 Send this review to a friend
The Legend Continues after 22 Years!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Although this HAL 6850 TELEREADER is no longer in production, my 1984 model is still ticking!

After meeting the HAL Communications President and his wife at Dallas HamComm booth a few years back, I walked away knowing the reason the HAL Telereader was discontinued was high cost of parts & U.S. labor intensive manufacturing, making this stand-alone unit non-competitive with the new computer-required imported products.

Luckily purchased a "parts" unit used from a local ham. The second-hand HAL was quite beat-up cosmetically with no keyboard/cables of course. After digging around in my junkbox, I found a power plug and fired it up and it works just as good as my original one in spite of the dents!

My HAL 6850 TELEREADER looks like Mil-Spec and it works like Mil-Spec. The undeniable weak-signal decoding capability is still astonishing. HAL will consistently decode RTTY and/or CW signals the human ear cannot pull out of the noise threshold!

Because of it's Mil-Spec design, it's 22-yr zero-maintenance reliability & the legendary HAL decoding capability the HAL 6850 TELEREADER has earned the wv4r 5-star rating and more... much much more!

73 es God bless, murf/wv4r.

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