• Year
  • 1940–1943
  • Category
  • Amateur-Receiver (amateur bands, may include broadcast bands)
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 18689

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 9
  • Main principle
  • Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz
  • Wave bands
  • Wave Bands given in the notes.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Line / Batteries (any type) / 110; 6 & 90 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Sky Traveler S-29 - Hallicrafters, The; Chicago,
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 7 x 8.5 x 13.2 inch / 178 x 216 x 335 mm
  • Notes
  • Coverage 0.54 - 30.5 MHz in four ranges, bandspread in 80/40/20/10m HAM bands; built in telescopic antenna. 10.000 built during WWII.
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 60.00 $
  • External source of data
  • E. Erb 3-907007-36-0
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 12 = ca. 1941 and before
  • Mentioned in
  • ARRL Handbook 1942 Catalog Section
  Manual for the Hallicrafters S-29, made by Hallicrafters. 1030 KB
  • Documents regarding this model

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Forum contributions about this model: Hallicrafters, The;: Sky Traveler S-29

Threads: 1 | Posts: 4

I have restored a Hallicrafters S-29, but sensitivity appears to be less than what I'd expect on the broadcast band.  Making some signal generator measurments (on any band), it takes about 3000 microvolts at the antenna to ground terminal to get a reasonable signal level, and at 1000 microvolts, it is just "hearable".  A signal into the 455kc chain gives a good output at about 100 - 300 microvolts.

I have aligned it per manual instructions (I believe), and the voltages at the filaments and plates of the 1T4 and 1R5 all seem within bounds.

I realize it would be good to know what to expect as a sensitivity for, say, the broadcast band of this radio.  I have not been able to find this figure anywhere. 

Can anyone help guide me? 

Best Regards,

Frank Pascale

Long Island, New York

Frank Pascale, 04.Oct.12

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