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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Hallicrafters S-240 general coverage receiver Help


Reviews Summary for Hallicrafters S-240 general coverage receiver
Hallicrafters  S-240  general coverage  receiver Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $$109.95
Description: Five Band general coverage including the FM band
Product is not in production.
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KA8DLL Rating: 3/5 Mar 30, 2009 19:12 Send this review to a friend
Japanese made Hallicrafters  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a Japanese made 5 band all wave radio with a Hallicrafters label on it. This radio competes in the entry level category.
This is quite an attractive shortwave radio which is about the size of a shoebox. It was made in 1967 and contains in the neighborhood of 11 transitors. The case is mostly metal with quite a bit of chrome on the front. The back is all cardboard which is about what is expected in this price range. It's kind of like a desktop Trans-oceanic. The mostly metal case is covered with an artifical wood material instead of being painted. Since this is a small desktop radio, it has a small whip antenna in the right hand corner.
The actual performance of this radio is really pretty good. It has a BFO control for the ham bands, a main tuning control and a fine tuning control. The overall sensitivity is very good and the selectivity is fair. It has a stable BFO which really helps in the ham bands. The bad point of the BFO is on any antenna longer than about 10 feet the BFO is overloaded with signal with a large amount of audio distortion. The good news is on about a 10 foot antenna the radio has pretty good sensitivity.
This would be a wife approved radio for the kitchen table since it has a large amount of chrome and looks like a small stereo receiver.
This radio has the necessary controls to be a shortwave radio (and all the knobs are chrome.) It would have really helped the radio out if the main tuning knob and the fine tuning knob were of a larger size.
All in all this is a nice beginners radio. I bought this near perfect radio on ebay for $35.00 and I consider this a very good deal. It has the performance of a very good portable radio with the beauty of a small chrome and wood table top radio.
 


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