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212 Roughton Road

Cromer. Norfolk NR27 9LQ

close to Roughton Road station


Phone: +44 01263 519278

Mobile 07743372028

 

Note. call the main line first as the mobile is on only occasionally.

 

contact Mark at

 

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Business hours. We are open when ever you need us. Monday - Sunday

What's new?

We constantly up-grading our stock of period radio's

 

Retro with Classic designs are now very popular. There are a number of client's who collect from a certain decade, this can be for personal interest or as props in television or film, through to interior design. At times we are asked to supply good looking models but are not fully functional. If there is a particular period radio you require please contact me to your specific needs so we can do the hard work for you.

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Hacker RP17 Mini - Herald (1962/3)

The Hacker RP17 was first produced in 1962, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, in fact this was the only radio that was fitted with PP7 batteries and within 2 years the A version replaced this with a slightly larger cabinet to allow the standard PP9's as fitted on there over models at the time. The radio is all original with no other parts replaced and the condition is very good, the handle is like new and the vbrass speaker grill is in excellent condition.

There is only some dis-colouration on the dial plate, this is in fact due to the transfer often sticking to the chassis , a common issue with these early models, see photo's. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with PP3 rather than the PP7 fittings, for ease though i can provide the original battery terminals if requested, and has 1 years gurantee with batteries included.

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Hacker RP17 Mini - Herald (1962/3)

£75.00 incl. P&P

The Hacker RP17 was first produced in 1962, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, in fact this was the only radio that was fitted with PP7 batteries and within 2 years the A version replaced this with a slightly larger cabinet to allow the standard PP9's as fitted on there over models at the time. The radio is all original with no other parts replaced and the condition is very good, the handle is like new and the vbrass speaker grill is in excellent condition.

There is only some dis-colouration on the dial plate, this is in fact due to the transfer often sticking to the chassis , a common issue with these early models, see photo's. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with PP3 rather than the PP7 fittings, for ease though i can provide the original battery terminals if requested, and has 1 years gurantee with batteries included.


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Hacker RP17  rear view with cover removed. Overall a good clean example of the early Min-Herald , no components needed replacing so a perfect original in every way. As can be seen the battery compartment has a more space due to the PP3's fitted. These will last a good lenght of time and easy to replace

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Hacker RP17 (Blue) 1926/63

The Hacker RP17 was first produced in 1962, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, in fact this was the only radio that was fitted with PP7 batteries and within 2 years the A version replaced this with a slightly larger cabinet to allow the standard PP9's as fitted on there over models at the time. The radio serial number 36072 is all original with no other parts replaced and the condition is very good, the handle has only slight wear and the chrome speaker grill is in excellent condition.

There is very dis-colouration on the dial plate, this is in fact due to the transfer often sticking to the chassis , a common issue with these early models, see photo's. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with PP3 rather than the PP7 fittings, for ease though i can provide the original battery terminals if requested, and has 1 years gurantee with batteries included.

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Hacker RP17 (Blue) 1926/63

£70.00 incl.P&P

The Hacker RP17 was first produced in 1962, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, in fact this was the only radio that was fitted with PP7 batteries and within 2 years the A version replaced this with a slightly larger cabinet to allow the standard PP9's as fitted on there over models at the time. The radio serial number 36072 is all original with no other parts replaced and the condition is very good, the handle has only slight wear and the chrome speaker grill is in excellent condition.

There is very dis-colouration on the dial plate, this is in fact due to the transfer often sticking to the chassis , a common issue with these early models, see photo's. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with PP3 rather than the PP7 fittings, for ease though i can provide the original battery terminals if requested, and has 1 years gurantee with batteries included.


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Hacker Hunter RP38A 1975 (SOLD)

Came in a week ago another Hacker RP38A (HUNTER)  one of the most popular of the Hacker series of radio's, it might be due to its slighter reduced size compared to the Sovereign , but still offering that Hacker punch from the elliptical 8" by 5" loud speaker when it comes to the audio quality. The revised model (A) offer's seperate bass and treble controls as the Sovereign

The radio is an excellent example, thel telescopic aerial has been replaced, the top dial plate is in first class condition and no wear to the front speaker grill. There was no need to do anything to the electronics, just as it left the factory.

The radio has an additional circuit minimizing distortion at low battery voltages, and on this A model the facility for an external supply needed. The radio covers the Medium Wave and Long wave broadcast bands and VHF 87.5 - 101 Mhz. The radio comes complete with 2 PP9 batteries and 1 years gurantee for ease of mind.

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Hacker Hunter RP38A 1975 (SOLD)

£130.00 SOLD

Came in a week ago another Hacker RP38A (HUNTER)  one of the most popular of the Hacker series of radio's, it might be due to its slighter reduced size compared to the Sovereign , but still offering that Hacker punch from the elliptical 8" by 5" loud speaker when it comes to the audio quality. The revised model (A) offer's seperate bass and treble controls as the Sovereign

The radio is an excellent example, thel telescopic aerial has been replaced, the top dial plate is in first class condition and no wear to the front speaker grill. There was no need to do anything to the electronics, just as it left the factory.

The radio has an additional circuit minimizing distortion at low battery voltages, and on this A model the facility for an external supply needed. The radio covers the Medium Wave and Long wave broadcast bands and VHF 87.5 - 101 Mhz. The radio comes complete with 2 PP9 batteries and 1 years gurantee for ease of mind.


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Rear view with cover removed, very clean chassis and top left showing the improved VHF tuner. A fine all original example

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Hacker RP18 (Sovereign ) 1965 serial number 32666

A nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 32666 so this is a possibly late production run of the 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model has been re-padded at the  front  with first class bright-wear with only a slight mark to the lower left corner of the spealer grill . The internal hinge often rustyis perfect making this look like it was just a year or two old.

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality apart from the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The telescopic aerial has been replaced and the audio amplifier has had some component changes and set up to Hackers original specification. The Af series transistors on the standard broadcast band oscilator and I.F's are perfect, but the VHF I.F board had issues with the AF114 transistors, so i have replaced all of them with AF137 then re-aligned the board and correctly set up the discriminator, so now works perfectly.This was Hackers first radio's to feature two seperate tuners one for AM reception and the other for VHF ; The FM reception is indeed very good with good sensitivity which was ensured by using 4 I.F stages. As with all the good Hackers this has the large elliptical speaker 8 inches by 5 inches with 1.2 watts audio output from the push-pull output stage.

The audio frequency response at the time was amazing 30 c/s - 20 kcs , in fact by today standards that is still first class.

The waveband coverage is as follows:

Medium Wave.....185 - 560    metres

Long Wave.........1000 - 1850 metres

VHF...................87 - 101 mhz

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and 2 PP9 batteries

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Hacker RP18 (Sovereign ) 1965 serial number 32666

£130.00 incl P&P

A nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 32666 so this is a possibly late production run of the 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model has been re-padded at the  front  with first class bright-wear with only a slight mark to the lower left corner of the spealer grill . The internal hinge often rustyis perfect making this look like it was just a year or two old.

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality apart from the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The telescopic aerial has been replaced and the audio amplifier has had some component changes and set up to Hackers original specification. The Af series transistors on the standard broadcast band oscilator and I.F's are perfect, but the VHF I.F board had issues with the AF114 transistors, so i have replaced all of them with AF137 then re-aligned the board and correctly set up the discriminator, so now works perfectly.This was Hackers first radio's to feature two seperate tuners one for AM reception and the other for VHF ; The FM reception is indeed very good with good sensitivity which was ensured by using 4 I.F stages. As with all the good Hackers this has the large elliptical speaker 8 inches by 5 inches with 1.2 watts audio output from the push-pull output stage.

The audio frequency response at the time was amazing 30 c/s - 20 kcs , in fact by today standards that is still first class.

The waveband coverage is as follows:

Medium Wave.....185 - 560    metres

Long Wave.........1000 - 1850 metres

VHF...................87 - 101 mhz

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and 2 PP9 batteries


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The New transistors fitted to the VHF I.F board

Hacker RP25 (1968) All original SOLD

An all original RP25 with serial number 36637 in very nice condition. The RP25 was first introduced in 1968 offering VHF, MW & LW broadcast band reception and of course that powerful Hacker sound presented with the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This model is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, the only difference to the later A version again was due to an upgrade on the FM tuner.

Its sensitive and the VHF tuner has been re-tuned with the original telescopic aerial for peak performance.

If you are a collector of Hackers, then this is one for you, comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.

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Hacker RP25 (1968) All original SOLD

£140.00 SOLD

An all original RP25 with serial number 36637 in very nice condition. The RP25 was first introduced in 1968 offering VHF, MW & LW broadcast band reception and of course that powerful Hacker sound presented with the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This model is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, the only difference to the later A version again was due to an upgrade on the FM tuner.

Its sensitive and the VHF tuner has been re-tuned with the original telescopic aerial for peak performance.

If you are a collector of Hackers, then this is one for you, comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.


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Hacker RP25

As can be seen in the photo, a very clean dial plate. The radio has a celstron loud speaker and excellent sound produced from it. This is a fine clean complete original example of the popular Sovereign series of radios

Hacker Sovereign II RP25A (1970) SOLD

An all original RP25A with serial number 56087 in very nice all original condition. No damage to the front grill, owned by one family from new and still has the original plug fitted to the telescopic aerial, see inside. The RP25 was first introduced in 1968 offering VHF, MW & LW broadcast band reception and of course that powerful Hacker sound presented with the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This A model is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages with the upgraded  FM tuner.

Its very sensitive and selective on all wave bands with all RF sections re-aligned as well as the VHF tuner been re-tuned with the original telescopic aerial for peak performance. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.

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Hacker Sovereign II RP25A (1970) SOLD

£140.00 SOLD

An all original RP25A with serial number 56087 in very nice all original condition. No damage to the front grill, owned by one family from new and still has the original plug fitted to the telescopic aerial, see inside. The RP25 was first introduced in 1968 offering VHF, MW & LW broadcast band reception and of course that powerful Hacker sound presented with the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This A model is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages with the upgraded  FM tuner.

Its very sensitive and selective on all wave bands with all RF sections re-aligned as well as the VHF tuner been re-tuned with the original telescopic aerial for peak performance. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.


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As the car salesman would say "one careful owner from new " in this case not a lady but a father of the family. Always a good indication and impressionon where its been used or stored is by the piano hinge , in this case very bright and clean. Also as stated the original extra plug is still taped to the telescopic aerial.

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Hacker RP30 (1964/65)

The RP30 Herald is the re-designed version of the first Hacker's RP10 (1960). With its design closley resembling the Sovereign RP18 of the same year. The radio offer's Medium wave 185 - 560 metres and Long Wave 1,100 - 1, 900 metres switched from the top tuning dial plate. As standard now the speaker is a 8" by 5" elliptical and with the audio amplifier delivering 1.2 Watts with less than 1.0 % distortion , you still have that Hacker sound.

The radio is in very good condition, and with the blue case complimented with the white and chrome trim looks very smart.

The electronics have been fully overhauled with all works carried out on the oscillator and I.F sections as well as replacements and set up to the audio board.

Fully calibrated and guranteed for 1 year and comes complete with the two PP9 (9.0 volt) batterys

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Hacker RP30 (1964/65)

£80.00 incl. P&P

The RP30 Herald is the re-designed version of the first Hacker's RP10 (1960). With its design closley resembling the Sovereign RP18 of the same year. The radio offer's Medium wave 185 - 560 metres and Long Wave 1,100 - 1, 900 metres switched from the top tuning dial plate. As standard now the speaker is a 8" by 5" elliptical and with the audio amplifier delivering 1.2 Watts with less than 1.0 % distortion , you still have that Hacker sound.

The radio is in very good condition, and with the blue case complimented with the white and chrome trim looks very smart.

The electronics have been fully overhauled with all works carried out on the oscillator and I.F sections as well as replacements and set up to the audio board.

Fully calibrated and guranteed for 1 year and comes complete with the two PP9 (9.0 volt) batterys


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Rear view of the Hacker RP30, a very clean chassis and piano hinge, the audio board is centred by the PP9 batteries and offers seperate Bass and Treble controls.

Hacker RP38 Hunter (1969) SOLD

THe first of the popular Hunter series was the RP38 first produced in 1969 and covers AM MW, LW bands and VHF (FM). It is capable of a very high standard of audio quality giving 1.5 Watts output from the large ellipitical speaker. The case is covered with black leathercloth with satin silver fittings was quickly updated one year later with the A version the difference being in the revised body styling and the additional base control added.

Finding clean models of these are difficult due to the fine alluminium front grill that is so easily dented and scratched, this one as clearly seen in the photograph taken to give a clear view in daylight has a perfect grill with some slight marking to the bottom left hand side of the section with Hacker stamped on it. This is an all original Hacker, perfect aerial including the on/off volume and tuning knobs with a clean tuning dial. The radio was still in perfect specification and did not need any RF alignment either.

So as a collector, this is a good example of this model with serial number 6996 and comes complete with 2 off PP9 batteries and 1 years gurantee

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Hacker RP38 Hunter (1969) SOLD

£95.00 SOLD

THe first of the popular Hunter series was the RP38 first produced in 1969 and covers AM MW, LW bands and VHF (FM). It is capable of a very high standard of audio quality giving 1.5 Watts output from the large ellipitical speaker. The case is covered with black leathercloth with satin silver fittings was quickly updated one year later with the A version the difference being in the revised body styling and the additional base control added.

Finding clean models of these are difficult due to the fine alluminium front grill that is so easily dented and scratched, this one as clearly seen in the photograph taken to give a clear view in daylight has a perfect grill with some slight marking to the bottom left hand side of the section with Hacker stamped on it. This is an all original Hacker, perfect aerial including the on/off volume and tuning knobs with a clean tuning dial. The radio was still in perfect specification and did not need any RF alignment either.

So as a collector, this is a good example of this model with serial number 6996 and comes complete with 2 off PP9 batteries and 1 years gurantee


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Hacker Hunter RP38, showing clean tuning dial and brightwork

An additional circuit was added to extend the battery life so adjusting the operating conditions correctly as the batterys were discharging to minimize distortion..

When first produced there were a few circuit modifications introduced due to customer feedback to the service centre, all were acheived within a couple of months, again indicating how important the client was to the Hacker name and the speed to correct any issues brought to their attention.

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Hacker Herald RP10 (1961) dated with serial number 14667

The Herald RP10 in Royal red , with dark red knobs, this is one of the earliest sets in very good condition, with slight marking to the speaker grill only, the padding is first class and the handle again is near perfect. I had a previous model which was  identified and dated internally to 18 - 12 - 61 with serial number 17609 so this is earlier by a few months.

The electronics were so good, that all the components are original and have not been replaced, so everything is as it was when it left the factory including the early Ediswan transistors..

With of course the earlier reliable transistors rather than the later sets with the larger chassis and AF issues.

It works perfectly and has 2 wavebands Long Wave and Medium wave with a 3 switch tone control which works very well, infact the radio works brilliantly .

If you collect Hackers and you are looking for something fitting to the first period of this famous brand you will find it hard to get better than this model, comes complete with 1 years gurantee though with all Hackers, you should not need it and the 2 batteries.

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Hacker Herald RP10 (1961) dated with serial number 14667

£90.00 Incl P&P

The Herald RP10 in Royal red , with dark red knobs, this is one of the earliest sets in very good condition, with slight marking to the speaker grill only, the padding is first class and the handle again is near perfect. I had a previous model which was  identified and dated internally to 18 - 12 - 61 with serial number 17609 so this is earlier by a few months.

The electronics were so good, that all the components are original and have not been replaced, so everything is as it was when it left the factory including the early Ediswan transistors..

With of course the earlier reliable transistors rather than the later sets with the larger chassis and AF issues.

It works perfectly and has 2 wavebands Long Wave and Medium wave with a 3 switch tone control which works very well, infact the radio works brilliantly .

If you collect Hackers and you are looking for something fitting to the first period of this famous brand you will find it hard to get better than this model, comes complete with 1 years gurantee though with all Hackers, you should not need it and the 2 batteries.


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Rear view of Hacker RP10

The chassis is in very good condition and importantly has not had any work carried out. So a near perfect example of where Hacker started 56 years ago

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Hacker RP35 Herald (1967)

The last of the Hearld series, this being the third, a very good example in blue with great colour on the white knobs and rear speaker grill. This also was the last time germanium transistors would be fitted all round, as Silicon was becoming the standard and it is possible that Hacker were just using stock up as after serial no 19001, it was all Silicon. This radio serial number 3662, is perhaps half way in the production run. The radio has had the oscillator transistor replaced  with the Hacker calibration as per the original specification. The radio offeres Medium and Long wave with the high quality Hacker sound. The radio is offered with 1 years gurantee and comes supplied with two PP9 batteries

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Hacker RP35 Herald (1967)

£80.00 incl. P&P

The last of the Hearld series, this being the third, a very good example in blue with great colour on the white knobs and rear speaker grill. This also was the last time germanium transistors would be fitted all round, as Silicon was becoming the standard and it is possible that Hacker were just using stock up as after serial no 19001, it was all Silicon. This radio serial number 3662, is perhaps half way in the production run. The radio has had the oscillator transistor replaced  with the Hacker calibration as per the original specification. The radio offeres Medium and Long wave with the high quality Hacker sound. The radio is offered with 1 years gurantee and comes supplied with two PP9 batteries


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RP35 Herald rear view, surprizingly this radio is in such good condition it is hard to understand why there is some rusting on the piano hindge. The internal cabinet and chassis are in very fine condition

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Hacker RP31SW Herald (1964)

Thev rare RP31SW Herald in general apperance is similar to the standard RP30 and just like the first Sovereign has the chrome finsh. This radio has two additional transistors fitted and a telescopic aerial , the transistors are used as a mixer and a seperate local oscillator the resultant I.F then fed as standard to the rf circuit. These do not come up for sale often, so perfect for that Hacker collector still looking for one for their collection. This radio has been re-foamed by the original owner and with the clean  chrome knobs and fittings looks very smart. The original telescopic aerial is present and all the transistors have been replaced, and the audio output board supplying 1.2 Watts via the 8" by 5" elliptical loudspeaker has had all the electrolitic capacitors replaced. There has been a historic repair in the past due to a slight cut to the Rexin to the top right hand side body, but very slight apart from that it would be perfect. The radio offeres Medium wave (185 - 560 metres), Long wave (1,100 - 1,900) metres and Short wave reception  (16.5 - 50 metres). The telescopic aerial works ok for strong signals on the shortwave bands, but connecting an external aerial via the socket fitted, it comes to life and is very sensistive. Comes complete with one years gurantee and batteries supplied

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Hacker RP31SW Herald (1964)

£150.00 incl. P&P

Thev rare RP31SW Herald in general apperance is similar to the standard RP30 and just like the first Sovereign has the chrome finsh. This radio has two additional transistors fitted and a telescopic aerial , the transistors are used as a mixer and a seperate local oscillator the resultant I.F then fed as standard to the rf circuit. These do not come up for sale often, so perfect for that Hacker collector still looking for one for their collection. This radio has been re-foamed by the original owner and with the clean  chrome knobs and fittings looks very smart. The original telescopic aerial is present and all the transistors have been replaced, and the audio output board supplying 1.2 Watts via the 8" by 5" elliptical loudspeaker has had all the electrolitic capacitors replaced. There has been a historic repair in the past due to a slight cut to the Rexin to the top right hand side body, but very slight apart from that it would be perfect. The radio offeres Medium wave (185 - 560 metres), Long wave (1,100 - 1,900) metres and Short wave reception  (16.5 - 50 metres). The telescopic aerial works ok for strong signals on the shortwave bands, but connecting an external aerial via the socket fitted, it comes to life and is very sensistive. Comes complete with one years gurantee and batteries supplied


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Hacker RP31SW , these radio's are not often seen for sale, this one had come from a private collection. The onlt time you may have the chance to see one.

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Hacker RP10 Herald (1963)

It all started from here, The revised model of the RP10. Hacker first produced these portable radio's in 1960 and re-issued with 3 variants this being the 2nd version. This update was due to a completely different chassis with a single main circuit board and incorporating the AF series of transistors of which many technical papers have been written on. The radio switches between  Medium wave and long wave and interestingly a 3 range tone control switch rather than a variable tone control. And what was considered special features of the time were car aerial input socket (in the early 1960's car radio's were an expensive extra and the audio output socket for tape or amplifier input.

 

The cabinet colours were offered in either Red or in this case Desert Beige, this one serial number 43626  would indicate it was produced around  March/63 .

The quality of the audio is very good with very good selectivity and the overall condition is very clean, with only some slight marking on the gold surround. The handle in the past has either been repaired or just strenghtend  , often these look rather streched.The radio has been refoamed and looks and feels new. Fully guranteed for 1 year and comes complete with the 2 PP9 batteries required. A very good example of the early Hacker

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Hacker RP10 Herald (1963)

£70.00 Incl P&P

It all started from here, The revised model of the RP10. Hacker first produced these portable radio's in 1960 and re-issued with 3 variants this being the 2nd version. This update was due to a completely different chassis with a single main circuit board and incorporating the AF series of transistors of which many technical papers have been written on. The radio switches between  Medium wave and long wave and interestingly a 3 range tone control switch rather than a variable tone control. And what was considered special features of the time were car aerial input socket (in the early 1960's car radio's were an expensive extra and the audio output socket for tape or amplifier input.

 

The cabinet colours were offered in either Red or in this case Desert Beige, this one serial number 43626  would indicate it was produced around  March/63 .

The quality of the audio is very good with very good selectivity and the overall condition is very clean, with only some slight marking on the gold surround. The handle in the past has either been repaired or just strenghtend  , often these look rather streched.The radio has been refoamed and looks and feels new. Fully guranteed for 1 year and comes complete with the 2 PP9 batteries required. A very good example of the early Hacker


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Hacker RP36 ( Helmsman) 1968 (SOLD)

Hacker RP36 serial number 25785 is a fine example of these radio's, this one is all original with no cosmetic alteration and the revised silicon I.F stages etc. The radio has been fully calibrated , though common with these radio's the Shortwave 1 band 12 - 30 Mhz is not accurate unlike all the other 4 wave bands, part of this is due to the logorithic tuning scale required to get the full wavelenght on this scale within limits. The battery compartment shows some slight staining from the past, but again overall impression is good. The speaker grill on these models, similar to the first Hunters often are found dented, this model has only very slight marking and indentations, but so slight the photo could not show them

At the time these did not sell in the same quantity as the popular Sovereign due to the same retail cost and the intended boat/yacht market in this country and Europe but alas not. It was expected to do well with worldwide sales due to the short wave ranges and because of this the batteries were replaced with the SP2 range rather than the popular PP9's as used on all the other models by then.

In some way i would have thought these must have been cheaper to produce because no FM tuner and FM I.F board the only design changes were on the switch select board with the 3 local oscilators .

To aid the sharp selectivity on the short wave bands the radio offeres a bandspread control where the bass would have been fitted.

The frequency range offered are Medium , Long wave and 3 short wave bands covering  1.6 Mhz to 30 Mhz .

The radio comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee

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Hacker RP36 ( Helmsman) 1968 (SOLD)

£135.00 SOLD

Hacker RP36 serial number 25785 is a fine example of these radio's, this one is all original with no cosmetic alteration and the revised silicon I.F stages etc. The radio has been fully calibrated , though common with these radio's the Shortwave 1 band 12 - 30 Mhz is not accurate unlike all the other 4 wave bands, part of this is due to the logorithic tuning scale required to get the full wavelenght on this scale within limits. The battery compartment shows some slight staining from the past, but again overall impression is good. The speaker grill on these models, similar to the first Hunters often are found dented, this model has only very slight marking and indentations, but so slight the photo could not show them

At the time these did not sell in the same quantity as the popular Sovereign due to the same retail cost and the intended boat/yacht market in this country and Europe but alas not. It was expected to do well with worldwide sales due to the short wave ranges and because of this the batteries were replaced with the SP2 range rather than the popular PP9's as used on all the other models by then.

In some way i would have thought these must have been cheaper to produce because no FM tuner and FM I.F board the only design changes were on the switch select board with the 3 local oscilators .

To aid the sharp selectivity on the short wave bands the radio offeres a bandspread control where the bass would have been fitted.

The frequency range offered are Medium , Long wave and 3 short wave bands covering  1.6 Mhz to 30 Mhz .

The radio comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee


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Hacker Helmsman RP36 internal view, the battery compartment is at the bottom, and just above on the left the audio amplifier, somewhat limited to the standard model, as minimum components needed due to restricted control to the base and feed back for enhanced quality due to standard broadcast band limits. But still with that Hacker volume.

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Hacker Herald RP10 (dated November 1962)

Another nice example of this range, with a interesting twist as the earlier models are identified by the rivets that can be seen as darker patches above and below the tuning dial. Serial number 28503 will help the Hacker Group, and if you do not know of them take a look, anything Hacker they are there to help, with a lot of knowledge.The chassis is the later one as identified by the hacker service manual from 20,0001, so we have a slightly later model fitted to the earlier case at the time. As with any radio that has been used and at just over 55 years old is bound to show some signs of wear, but the overall impression is good and the handle is nice.

Electronicaly this was produced with the AF series transistors for the first time and it seems that the early production runs were without issues, compared to later models fitted with these, as such the transistors are all original without problem, i prefer the simple pcb in the earlier models and wondered why such a change was introduced, it might be to move away from a seperate audio output stage, though this ended up being a classic Hacker design and the fact they had to be supplied with a very long on/off switch , volume control shaft.

This model has had some components replaced, and re-aligned the I.F, though it was very close, and works very well indeed on the two selected wavebands Longwave 1000 - 1850 metres and Medium wave 190 - 560 metres. With the to be standard 30 Ohm 8inch by 5 inch loud speaker it was an instant hit, and to fit in with the clients who could own there own car back then, there is fitted a aerial socket on the side behind the handle, (car radio's were very expensive).

It comes complete with 12 months gurantee and batteries, ready for you to enjoy

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Hacker Herald RP10 (dated November 1962)

£75.00 incl. P&P

Another nice example of this range, with a interesting twist as the earlier models are identified by the rivets that can be seen as darker patches above and below the tuning dial. Serial number 28503 will help the Hacker Group, and if you do not know of them take a look, anything Hacker they are there to help, with a lot of knowledge.The chassis is the later one as identified by the hacker service manual from 20,0001, so we have a slightly later model fitted to the earlier case at the time. As with any radio that has been used and at just over 55 years old is bound to show some signs of wear, but the overall impression is good and the handle is nice.

Electronicaly this was produced with the AF series transistors for the first time and it seems that the early production runs were without issues, compared to later models fitted with these, as such the transistors are all original without problem, i prefer the simple pcb in the earlier models and wondered why such a change was introduced, it might be to move away from a seperate audio output stage, though this ended up being a classic Hacker design and the fact they had to be supplied with a very long on/off switch , volume control shaft.

This model has had some components replaced, and re-aligned the I.F, though it was very close, and works very well indeed on the two selected wavebands Longwave 1000 - 1850 metres and Medium wave 190 - 560 metres. With the to be standard 30 Ohm 8inch by 5 inch loud speaker it was an instant hit, and to fit in with the clients who could own there own car back then, there is fitted a aerial socket on the side behind the handle, (car radio's were very expensive).

It comes complete with 12 months gurantee and batteries, ready for you to enjoy


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Hacker RP35 Herald 1967 serial no 15155

Here is a near perfect example of the RP35, everything about it is near as good at it gets, the white knobs are white not off colour, typical with Blue models, electronicaly its all original, the padding is like new, and of course works perfectly with that Hacker sound. As with the Hearld its Medium and Long wave only. Its serial number  is quite low and in this condition the best i have seen. The dial plate very clean , only thing is the aluminium tuning knobs around the white controls  are slightly tarnished due to age, but I have decided to leave it as it is, though the new owner colud make them bright again if required. Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and both PP9 batteries

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Hacker RP35 Herald 1967 serial no 15155

£90.00 incl. P&P

Here is a near perfect example of the RP35, everything about it is near as good at it gets, the white knobs are white not off colour, typical with Blue models, electronicaly its all original, the padding is like new, and of course works perfectly with that Hacker sound. As with the Hearld its Medium and Long wave only. Its serial number  is quite low and in this condition the best i have seen. The dial plate very clean , only thing is the aluminium tuning knobs around the white controls  are slightly tarnished due to age, but I have decided to leave it as it is, though the new owner colud make them bright again if required. Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and both PP9 batteries


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Hacker RP18 Sovereign (early model) serial number 8553 (1964) SOLD

A nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 8553 so this is a early example also idenified with the black pip on top of the telescopic aerial. This model has been re-padded at the front the chrome is very good with only slight marking to the on/off switch knob and the right hand side handle. The speaker grill is perfect and the  internal hinge often showing signs of rust is  perfect making this look very clean

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality apart from the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The Af series transistors on the standard broadcast band oscilator and I.F transistors on the  VHF I.F board had issues with the AF114 transistors, so i have replaced all of them. The front end first I.F transformer has been replaced  so now works perfectly. The audio out-put board is all original and only required current bias and mid voltage adjustment. This was Hackers first radio's to feature two seperate tuners one for AM reception and the other for VHF ; The FM reception is indeed very good with good sensitivity which was ensured by using 4 I.F stages. As with all the good Hackers this has the large elliptical speaker 8 inches by 5 inches with 1.2 watts audio output from the push-pull output stage.

The audio frequency response at the time was amazing 30 c/s - 20 kcs , in fact by today standards that is still first class.

The waveband coverage is as follows:

Medium Wave.....185 - 560    metres

Long Wave.........1000 - 1850 metres

VHF...................87 - 101 mhz

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and 2 PP9 batteries

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Hacker RP18 Sovereign (early model) serial number 8553 (1964) SOLD

£120.00 SOLD

A nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 8553 so this is a early example also idenified with the black pip on top of the telescopic aerial. This model has been re-padded at the front the chrome is very good with only slight marking to the on/off switch knob and the right hand side handle. The speaker grill is perfect and the  internal hinge often showing signs of rust is  perfect making this look very clean

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality apart from the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The Af series transistors on the standard broadcast band oscilator and I.F transistors on the  VHF I.F board had issues with the AF114 transistors, so i have replaced all of them. The front end first I.F transformer has been replaced  so now works perfectly. The audio out-put board is all original and only required current bias and mid voltage adjustment. This was Hackers first radio's to feature two seperate tuners one for AM reception and the other for VHF ; The FM reception is indeed very good with good sensitivity which was ensured by using 4 I.F stages. As with all the good Hackers this has the large elliptical speaker 8 inches by 5 inches with 1.2 watts audio output from the push-pull output stage.

The audio frequency response at the time was amazing 30 c/s - 20 kcs , in fact by today standards that is still first class.

The waveband coverage is as follows:

Medium Wave.....185 - 560    metres

Long Wave.........1000 - 1850 metres

VHF...................87 - 101 mhz

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and 2 PP9 batteries


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