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 Post subject: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Mon 07, 2014 10:30 pm 
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I will be going to RARSFEST in Raleigh to sell some items and would like an opinion on asking prices. Some of the main items are Hallicrafters HT-9, HT-17, and HT-18 transmitters, a Hammarlund Four-20 and several other items. The HT-9 is the early one that is black with the square meters. I see some of this stuff on Epay, but it is always way over priced there. I have not, however, found any sales of the HT-9. Obviously, I want to make money, but at the end of the day I don't want to be dragging this stuff back home, especially the 125 pound HT-9. So some suggested starting prices would be appreciated. And to the moderator; if this post is out of line or in the wrong place, please move or nuke.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Mon 07, 2014 10:48 pm 
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I would definitely go on your area vintage nets and perhaps also put up an ad on QTH's antique gear list (with a delivery to the fest available) to stir up some buyers. I have a couple of HT-9 transmitters and I definitely wouldn't want to bring one to AND from a fest.

I bought my first HT-9 as a package deal with a BC-610 several years ago, my second HT-9 needs restoration (complete and looks OK but unused for years) and it was a $50 add-on with some other fest gear I bought 2 years ago. The seller ran the BC-610 production line for Halli and he is in excellent shape for his age.

If you have the coils for the HT-9 it will affect the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Mon 07, 2014 11:17 pm 
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One sold at the Sargent auction recently for $110.00 with no coils.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Mon 07, 2014 11:55 pm 
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I have several of the coils on the wide ceramic 4 pin holder/jack, but some of them are not in the best shape. The previous owner also had a Heathkit VFO connected to it. The HT-9 was not modified for this, that I can tell. It probably hasn't been used in 30 years, but it seems to be complete and un-molested. I'm not a ham, so I don't really know about the QTH site. I do have LOTS of boatanchors and LOTS of other vintage equipment that I like to work on and listen to. I figure no one wants to hear what I have to say, so I have never pursued getting a license. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Tue 08, 2014 3:17 am 
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I have the black and gray HT-9 and use a HT-18 on the later one and a 1939 Meissner VFO on the black one. One came with a 40M coil and the other 10M so I wound up making my own from B&W stock and either the correct hamfest jack bars or HB from Lucite. I found all the low level units on fleabay, forums, and hamfests.

The HT9 has some of the best sounding AM out there.

Id say $75-100 for one with cosmetic issues and up to $250 for mint/rebuilt. More with all the plug in stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Tue 08, 2014 5:07 pm 
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I'll clean the dust off of it and "start" at $150.00 with the coils. I think there is an original book to it here somewhere, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Tue 08, 2014 9:47 pm 
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UPDATE to HT-9; I found the book to the HT-9, although it is for the later type with the round meters. It is an original book, though, dated June 1946. I also found a couple of coils for it. Plate tank coils 51B530 1.5-2.5 MHz and 51B260 2.5-4.5 MHz. Oscillator coil 51B517 1.5-2 MHz. There are other Plate tank coils in the box with these, but they seem to be wired differently. There are a couple that have 51-897 and the like with no "B" in the number. One that was plugged in to the Tank circuit has 10BCL on it and there are a couple more similar to that one in the box. All the plate coils will need TLC because the forms are falling apart, although I think that could be fixed pretty easily. It seems I have a couple of folks interested in this unit. I hope so, so I won't have to lug it to the HamFest.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Wed 09, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Here are some pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Wed 09, 2014 8:49 pm 
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Here are a couple of pictures of the HT-17.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Thu 10, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Nice! Wish you were closer to Kansas! I'd take it off your hands!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Thu 10, 2014 9:30 pm 
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Since the balanced output was changed to a SO-239 I wonder if that knob next to it is for a variable Load cap?
I also see a variation between center and end links on the coils.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Fri 11, 2014 1:40 am 
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The HT-9 seems like an interesting old transmitter.

I was offered one for free but it is in a basement, 130 miles from here, and too heavy to move. And it is rusty.

I suspect this one will eventually make it to the dump, which is a shame. Owner is 89 years old and not a ham operator. I have no idea why he has an HT-9.

Besides, I don't have room for any more big stuff.

I did rescue an HRO, SN E-50 from the same basement and donated it to the Western Historic Radio Museum. Henry did a wonderful job restoring it.
http://www.radioblvd.com/National%20HRO.htm

Jim, AL7FS
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Fri 11, 2014 3:31 pm 
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I've never looked under the chassis. The extra knob will turn all the way around with no end stops, so I suspect it is a capacitor. Both the HT-9 and the HT-17 are sold now thanks to this thread. Now I don't have to lug the HT-9 to the Hamfest, so I can take more small things!
That E-50 HRO, that's VERY early, isn't it? I have a HRO Jr SN 103-L with A thru F coils that have matching SN's. It plays well, but needs a recap.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
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"That E-50 HRO, that's VERY early, isn't it? "

Yes, it is. Probably about the 150th one built. Henry at the museum wanted to restore it because it was very early and makes a comment to that effect in his write-up.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Fri 11, 2014 7:16 pm 
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I've looked at his webpage for the HRO several times. In the serial number list he has on there my 103-L is listed.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Apr Sat 12, 2014 5:14 pm 
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I was asked to post some pictures of a couple of other items I'm taking to the Hamfest, so here they are.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Aug Wed 19, 2015 9:36 pm 
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Sorry to revive such an old thread, but I got an email yesterday about the HT-9 from someone, and it indicated to me that it was in the PM section here, but it isn't, and I deleted it before responding to it. Anyway, to whoever you are, all the coils that matched the HT-9 were sold with it. There may be some similar coils here, but none that are specifically for the HT-9. Sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Nov Tue 08, 2016 11:22 am 
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Hello Joel,
Many apologies in advance if this late post offends anyone due to the date it was originally posted, but I'm in desperate need for something you may have. Whilst on the subject of Hallicrafters HT-9 tank coils, you mentioned something about having "other" coils that are not HT-9 specific. I'm curious if you know if any of the "other" coils may be for a Hallicrafters HT-6, the 25W output little brother to the bigger and heavier HT-9. They look very similar to the HT-9 coils albeit a little smaller due to the lower output of said transmitter. Also, any tuning units you may have for either a HT-6 or if you have any tuning units to a HT-9. If you do have anything or even think you may, I'd be very interested in either buying them from you outright or horsetrading for them with something I have of equal value.

I know this is a real longshot, but I believe in leaving no stone unturned - HI!

I recently acquired a pre-war HT-6 in very clean original condition. There's just one small problem with it. The way I found and acquired it, there was nothing left on the chassis. Someone stripped it of it's tubes, tuning units and coils. The only thing left on the chassis was the FIVE METER tuning unit (56MHZ-60MHZ) from the old 5 Meter band that was in use prior to WWII.

Just to reiterate, if you have any or even think you may have any of the tank coils or tuning units to a HT-6, or any tuning units to the HT-9, I'd be very interested in them to get my HT-6 operational and the HT-9 tuning unit to do the same with the HT-9 I have.

I have a very clean and original HT-1, HT4-H (BC-610-I), HT-6 and a beautiful gray post WWII HT-9 in my collection among others in my stable of Hallicrafters transmitters. With the possibility of the tank coils in the HT-1 and HT-9 being interchangable, I'd like to get all of the aforementioned operational.

My email address is: n3ibx@verizon.net if you think you may have anything I may be interested in.

Thank you in advanced for reading my post and if you or anyone else reading it may have any HT-6 output coils for any band they'd be willing to part with.

Very best regards,
Joe Cro N3IBX


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Nov Tue 08, 2016 5:20 pm 
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I will look to be sure, but I think all the ones I had like that were sold with the HT-9. There were only one or two tuning units with it and they were sold with it as well. There is a lot of stuff here though, so let me look.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters HT-9 and others
PostPosted: Nov Tue 08, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Hello Joel,
Take your time and I really appreciate your help with my request. If you stumble across something you think might be for a HT-6 or even a HT-9, please let me know.

Very best regards,
Joe Cro N3IBX


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