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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | Hallicrafters SX-122 Help

Reviews Summary for Hallicrafters SX-122
Hallicrafters SX-122 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $295.00
Description: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 11 Tubes plus semiconductors. 29lbs. 18.75"x8x9.75" Model SX-122A introduced in 1967 cost $395.00 and went up to $550.00 in 1971. Hallicrafters dual conversion design and excellent sensitivity made the SX-122 a favorite among hobbyists and collectors alike.
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W7PJS Rating: 5/5 Mar 11, 2019 15:33 Send this review to a friend
Great Receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Hallicrafter SX-122 (.54-34 MHZ) is a surprisingly good performer. The receiver is quite sensitive and receives SSB very well with it's built in product detector. The alignment of the receiver is straight forward, but critical to obtain good performance.The tuning controls are smooth and pleasant with the weighted flywheels. Audio is clean, and adequate to power a bookshelf speaker like the Bose 101. While it is not an R-390,or a Collins 51J-4, the Hallicrafter SX-122 is a twenty-nine pound receiver that us old guys can still lift!
N7AF Rating: 5/5 Jun 12, 2008 08:26 Send this review to a friend
Product Detector makes the difference.  Time owned: more than 12 months
The inclusion of a product detector is what separates this receiver from previous Hallicrafters general coverage receivers. The product detector makes SSB and CW reception a pleasure and eliminates the possibility of getting "blasted" by a strong signal. Not as "pretty" as an SX-100 but a lot more practical for present day amateur use.
W1BKZ Rating: 5/5 Jan 29, 2007 15:12 Send this review to a friend
Really nice G.C. RCVR. One of the last great Hallicrafters.  Time owned: more than 12 months
Nice G.C. receiver that would easily tune SSB, CW, and AM. Controls were "human engineered" and built into a veritable tank, not unlike most Hallicrafters equipment. Mr. Halligan believed in "brute force stability", achieved in part by sheer weight and rigidity. My only complaint (and this may be only with my particular radio) is a noticable (6 dB) fall-off in sensitivity above 25 MHz.
NF7R Rating: 5/5 Oct 17, 2005 13:07 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought mine used in 1967...was my mainstay Ham receiver until 1973. Used for SWL until very recently, and still have in my hamshack as an outboard receiver to monitor my signals, get WWV, etc. Best receiver I have ever owned, and even today, one of the most sensitive. If you can get one, they are a piece of history that is still very useful.
KG6UEQ Rating: 5/5 Oct 28, 2004 08:57 Send this review to a friend
Great sensitivity  Time owned: more than 12 months
Hallicrafters built the SX-122 like a tank. This radio has four bands covering .54 to 1600 Khz and 17.5-34 Mhz. Its two IF stages at 1650 Khz and 50 Khz allow the listener to enjoy CW and SSB broadcasts. Aside from the super sensitivity this radio has, the tuner and bandspread dials spin effortlessly assuring very fine tuning. I expect this radio to provide many years of great SW listening. - Mike KG6UEQ


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