SW-54

tuned to tomorrow

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FEATURES:

  • Continuous coverage of AM broadcast, amateur, and world-wide shortwave bands - 540kc to 30 mc.

  • Recieves voice or code.

  • Police, ship, amateur, foreign stations clearly marked.

  • Easy-to-read indirectly lighted scale.

  • Uses miniature tubes.

  • Logging scale provided.

  • Unique large bandspread vernier knob.

  • Provision for using headphones.

  • Send-Receive switch.

  • Operates on 115 volt AC or DC.

  • Easily installed. Complete in itself with loud-speaker in cabinet..

  • U.L. approved.

    COVERAGE
    BAND GENERAL COVERAGE
    A .54 - 1.6 mc.
    B 1.6 - 4.7 mc.
    C 4.6 - 14.5 mc.
    D 12 - 30 mc.

    TUNING SYSTEM

    The signal input and HF oscillator are tuned by a two-gang variable capacitor. The tuning capacitor is driven by Main Tuning Knob and also by a large plastic vernier disk with a logging scale.

    AUDIO SYSTEM

    Two-stage audio amplifier with 50C5 output tube. Has speaker and phone output jacks.

    SENSITIVITY

    (For 50 mw output and 300-ohm antenna)

    Band A 25 microvolt
    Band B 15 microvolt
    Band C 15 microvolt
    Band D 50 microvolt

    SELECTIVITY
    NORMAL
    6 db 5 kc
    60 db 70 kc

    IMAGE REJECTION
    BAND IMAGE RATIO
    A 35 db
    B 20 db
    C 15 db
    D 8 db

    CONTROLS

    Main Tuning; Bandspread; AC OFF, Volume Control; Band Selector Switch; Speaker-Phones Switch; AM-CW Switch; Standby-Receive Switch.

    TUBE COMPLIMENT
    Conv. 12BE6
    CW OSC - IF Amp. 12BA6
    2nd Det., AVC - 1st Audio 12AV6
    Audio Output 50C5
    Rectifier 35Z5

    OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

    Antenna Input: 50-300 ohms, balanced or unbalanced.

    Size: 11" wide x 7" high x 7" deep.

    Finish: Hammertone Gray Enamel.

    Shipping Weight: 13 lbs.

    Optional Accessories: Headphones.

    Source: Photo from Andy Wallace

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