HQ-170A
Hammarlund HQ-170A

I think this radio represents the high point in Hammarlunds ham band only line. I used it for quite a while as my prime ham band only receiver with both the Valiant and Invader transmitters. This Hammarlund is extremely clean and an outstanding performer. Frequency is pretty much rock solid on 160 thru 20 meters. It does take a little warmup ( an hour or so) for it to settle down on 15 and 10. Good response on 6 meters as well although I haven't heard any DX on 6 with it. The clock is not original, this is the R&R replacement clock with the Hammarlund logo.

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