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classic radio shop 

212 Roughton Road

Cromer. Norfolk NR27 9LQ

close to Roughton Road station


Phone: +44 01263 519278

Please call the above number first, as the mobile is really never used, unless i'm away

 

Mobile 07743372028

 

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

 

contact Roland or Mark at

 

classicradioshop@gmail.com

 

 

                      

 

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

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Reel To reel tape machines

Reel to Reel recorders like vinyl in records are here to stay.

The period tape machines like Ferrograph were hand built to last and were built  in the UK, just like the classic radio's of the same period use off the shelf components . With that classic valve sound and mechanical design whats not to like. Every instutution had them BBC, schools, armed forces and if you were lucky the private owner to .With the correct servicing some 50 years later they are  as good as the day they left the factory

 

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 c

an do the hard work for you.

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Hacker RP38A (18th July 1972) Original Hacker box

This model with the same styling from the 1969 model  RP38 with Teak sides and with the mesh grill grill. There were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has  the later style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 33917 is a nice example with perfect good teak sides, the top dial plate is in first class condition , not uncommon with this model, the grill is made from pressed aluminium and is very prone to marking or denting,this one is very good.All three feet are present. The only thing that require replacement was the telescopic aerial. This was owned by one family from new and being stored in its original box, serial number confirms this, hence condition.

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 RP38A (18th July 1972) Original Hacker box

£190.00 incl. P&P

This model with the same styling from the 1969 model  RP38 with Teak sides and with the mesh grill grill. There were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has  the later style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 33917 is a nice example with perfect good teak sides, the top dial plate is in first class condition , not uncommon with this model, the grill is made from pressed aluminium and is very prone to marking or denting,this one is very good.All three feet are present. The only thing that require replacement was the telescopic aerial. This was owned by one family from new and being stored in its original box, serial number confirms this, hence condition.

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 RP10 (1963)

A very fine example in the third and final series of the RP10 range . The model started in 1960 and by 1962 the chassis was completely different using a single circuit board, with the then more sensitive AF series of transistors ( we know the story) and by 1963 was the introduction of the vented back, familar on all later models and this final model has outer Mini-Herald type tuning knobs with the inner ones pointer types. The Ascot Grey with Black sides is in first class condition, with only slight signs of wear to the handle. best one I have seen. Its all original !.

Wavebands Long Wave and Medium Wave, very sensitive with audio output of max 1Watt delivered by a 8 by 5 inch Loudspeaker. Comes complete with the carrying case designed by Hacker for the RP10 purchased at the same time the radio was bought, hence fantastic condition, with batterys and 1 years gurantee.

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Hacker RP10 (1963)

£110.00 incl. P&P

A very fine example in the third and final series of the RP10 range . The model started in 1960 and by 1962 the chassis was completely different using a single circuit board, with the then more sensitive AF series of transistors ( we know the story) and by 1963 was the introduction of the vented back, familar on all later models and this final model has outer Mini-Herald type tuning knobs with the inner ones pointer types. The Ascot Grey with Black sides is in first class condition, with only slight signs of wear to the handle. best one I have seen. Its all original !.

Wavebands Long Wave and Medium Wave, very sensitive with audio output of max 1Watt delivered by a 8 by 5 inch Loudspeaker. Comes complete with the carrying case designed by Hacker for the RP10 purchased at the same time the radio was bought, hence fantastic condition, with batterys and 1 years gurantee.


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Hacker RP75 Super Sovereign (nr Mint)

This Super Sovereign RP75 was first introduced in 1973 a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread for the two short wave bands just a year later Hacker re-designed the unit to become MB . Condition is nearly perfect, the battery holder is like new and this reflects that this has been stored away for many years. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker. The photo's were taken in daylight so you can get a better overall impression in natural light, rather than using flash in the workshops.

 

Condition overall is fine, but with slight wear as shown to the tuning dial on the photo's, but overall impression is very very good. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer, the price reflects the very slight wear to the top tuning dial

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Hacker RP75 Super Sovereign (nr Mint)

£370.00 incl. P&P

This Super Sovereign RP75 was first introduced in 1973 a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread for the two short wave bands just a year later Hacker re-designed the unit to become MB . Condition is nearly perfect, the battery holder is like new and this reflects that this has been stored away for many years. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker. The photo's were taken in daylight so you can get a better overall impression in natural light, rather than using flash in the workshops.

 

Condition overall is fine, but with slight wear as shown to the tuning dial on the photo's, but overall impression is very very good. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer, the price reflects the very slight wear to the top tuning dial


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Hacker RPC1 Cassette Sovereign Serial no 35552

A sort after Hacker radio by collectors, this one was built by Hacker in Bournmouth in later part of 1978 . In effect its a Sovereign 4 RP77 with a Elac loud speaker and a  quality cassette deck fitted. All the electronics on the tape deck have been replaced, the playback/record head has been re-polished and aligned and is perfect. Cassette technology like Vinyl and Reel To Reel tape machines are back in. This radio cassette allows live recording either from the built in microphone or to record from the radio. As with all these models has bands MW. LW and VHF going upto 104 Mhz are fitted.The top tuning dial is very good with only a slight dent at the 100 Mhz marker and sounds fantastic. This is the first example I have seen with this colour and quality side panels, looks first class.

Controls: On / Off Volume, Bass, Treble, Push button wave band change FM MW LW, AFC, cassette type normal / CrO2, cassette or radio AM tuning.
Wavebands

Medium                   520 - 1620kHz                        (185-575 metres)

Long                        150 - 265kHz                          (1132-2000 metres)

FM                           87.5 - 104MHz

Medium and Long Wave internal ferrite rode aerial with telescopic knuckle jointed multi positional FM.
Output sockets for external AM/FM aerial for weak signal areas, external Short Wave for weak areas or car. DIN 5 input / output (input 20mV -1000mV into 50kohm impedance: ouput 50mV with 20kohm source impedance) sockets. External microphone (0.5mV with 3kohm input impedance), personel earphone or externa; loudspeaker (4-8ohms)
Powerful 8 x 5 inch (203mm x 127mm) elliptical loudspeaker.
Fully portable when powered via 8 D type 1.5V batteries fitted internally (not included).
Mains externally powered via plug and cable supplied.
Cassette buttons - Pause, Stop / eject, Play / record, Fast forward, Fast Rewind, record.
Electrically governed motor with mechanical auto stop on both replay and record.
Automatic level control of the recording signal.
Built in microphone.
Record direct from all channels of the radio, built in microphone or external microphone (not supplied).

 

The cabinet is in very good condition as seen in the photo's, the side Teak panels are very good. Comes cmplete with mains lead and brand new cassette tape, with 6 months warranty

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Hacker RPC1 Cassette Sovereign Serial no 35552

£310.00 Inl P&P

A sort after Hacker radio by collectors, this one was built by Hacker in Bournmouth in later part of 1978 . In effect its a Sovereign 4 RP77 with a Elac loud speaker and a  quality cassette deck fitted. All the electronics on the tape deck have been replaced, the playback/record head has been re-polished and aligned and is perfect. Cassette technology like Vinyl and Reel To Reel tape machines are back in. This radio cassette allows live recording either from the built in microphone or to record from the radio. As with all these models has bands MW. LW and VHF going upto 104 Mhz are fitted.The top tuning dial is very good with only a slight dent at the 100 Mhz marker and sounds fantastic. This is the first example I have seen with this colour and quality side panels, looks first class.

Controls: On / Off Volume, Bass, Treble, Push button wave band change FM MW LW, AFC, cassette type normal / CrO2, cassette or radio AM tuning.
Wavebands

Medium                   520 - 1620kHz                        (185-575 metres)

Long                        150 - 265kHz                          (1132-2000 metres)

FM                           87.5 - 104MHz

Medium and Long Wave internal ferrite rode aerial with telescopic knuckle jointed multi positional FM.
Output sockets for external AM/FM aerial for weak signal areas, external Short Wave for weak areas or car. DIN 5 input / output (input 20mV -1000mV into 50kohm impedance: ouput 50mV with 20kohm source impedance) sockets. External microphone (0.5mV with 3kohm input impedance), personel earphone or externa; loudspeaker (4-8ohms)
Powerful 8 x 5 inch (203mm x 127mm) elliptical loudspeaker.
Fully portable when powered via 8 D type 1.5V batteries fitted internally (not included).
Mains externally powered via plug and cable supplied.
Cassette buttons - Pause, Stop / eject, Play / record, Fast forward, Fast Rewind, record.
Electrically governed motor with mechanical auto stop on both replay and record.
Automatic level control of the recording signal.
Built in microphone.
Record direct from all channels of the radio, built in microphone or external microphone (not supplied).

 

The cabinet is in very good condition as seen in the photo's, the side Teak panels are very good. Comes cmplete with mains lead and brand new cassette tape, with 6 months warranty


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Hacker RP18 (1964) Serial no 1130

A very nice early example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 1130 so this is a very early example at a cost  £40.19s.0, the production ran for around 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model  has nice Chrome with only some slight marking to the main control knobs and the internal hinge shows some slight sign of age, but still very good, the padding is fine due the front Rexin has been replaced, but everything else is all original

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality with the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The telescopic aerial is original with the Black tip .  All the transistors and electrolitic capacitors have been replaced on both broadcast I.F and VHF board, the audio board has had most components replaced to put it back to Hackers original specification .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. This radio has had every thing done, the capacitors on the audio board have been replaced, the I.F board re-aligned, the FM tuner was re-moved , cleaned and set up on a spectrum analyzer

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 (1964) Serial no 1130

£155.00 incl. P&P

A very nice early example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 1130 so this is a very early example at a cost  £40.19s.0, the production ran for around 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model  has nice Chrome with only some slight marking to the main control knobs and the internal hinge shows some slight sign of age, but still very good, the padding is fine due the front Rexin has been replaced, but everything else is all original

One thing I have always remarked on, when you hold a Hacker you know its something of quality with the nearly 10 Lb of weight you are carrying. The telescopic aerial is original with the Black tip .  All the transistors and electrolitic capacitors have been replaced on both broadcast I.F and VHF board, the audio board has had most components replaced to put it back to Hackers original specification .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. This radio has had every thing done, the capacitors on the audio board have been replaced, the I.F board re-aligned, the FM tuner was re-moved , cleaned and set up on a spectrum analyzer

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 RP75 Serial no 10863

The Super Sovereign RP75 MB is a a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread and ATU for the short waves and mains operation. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker.

 

Condition is very good , with only some slight wear as shown to the back of the tuning dial plate where the white line is on the photo's. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new, the Teak sides are perfect.

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer,

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Hacker RP75 Serial no 10863

£350.00 incl.P&P

The Super Sovereign RP75 MB is a a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread and ATU for the short waves and mains operation. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker.

 

Condition is very good , with only some slight wear as shown to the back of the tuning dial plate where the white line is on the photo's. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new, the Teak sides are perfect.

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer,


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Hacker RP72MB Sovereign III (Suede) 1974 Serial no 25546

This is the harder to find non-standard full Green suede version, overall condition of the Suede is very good, the radio is all original and works very well and with the added mains which collectors prefer. The battery compartment is fine and clean, the screen printing on the bright Aluminium tuning dial plate is perfect with no wear Overall a very fine example, I have only had 3 of these in all the years I have been dealing with Hackers, so quite a rare find. Comes complete with mains lead and 1 years gurantee. These were only supplied to the Main Hacker dealers and they dictated to you what over models you needed to purchase to allow you to have one of these models. Costing around £100 at the time a very exspensive purchase

The specifiaction is as the standard model Medium , Long wave and VHF, giving that rich quality Hacker sound from the high spec audio output board and the large eliptical louspeaker.

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Hacker RP72MB Sovereign III (Suede) 1974 Serial no 25546

£195.00 incl. P&P

This is the harder to find non-standard full Green suede version, overall condition of the Suede is very good, the radio is all original and works very well and with the added mains which collectors prefer. The battery compartment is fine and clean, the screen printing on the bright Aluminium tuning dial plate is perfect with no wear Overall a very fine example, I have only had 3 of these in all the years I have been dealing with Hackers, so quite a rare find. Comes complete with mains lead and 1 years gurantee. These were only supplied to the Main Hacker dealers and they dictated to you what over models you needed to purchase to allow you to have one of these models. Costing around £100 at the time a very exspensive purchase

The specifiaction is as the standard model Medium , Long wave and VHF, giving that rich quality Hacker sound from the high spec audio output board and the large eliptical louspeaker.


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Hacker RP37 VHF Herald serial no 11826 (1969/70)

A Fine all original RP37 VHF Herald with serial number 11826 in great condition. The RP37 was first introduced in 1969 offering VHF reception only still of course with that powerful Hacker sound from the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This model has had a modification in the past so that the Hacker VP-408 power supply or similar can be used, and fitted very well. The front has also been re-foamed and the rexin replaced. Everything else is is all original This mode being the revised version has silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, as this has the earlier tuner would be this in the 1969/70 period. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.

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Hacker RP37 VHF Herald serial no 11826 (1969/70)

£135.00 Incl P&P

A Fine all original RP37 VHF Herald with serial number 11826 in great condition. The RP37 was first introduced in 1969 offering VHF reception only still of course with that powerful Hacker sound from the large 8 by 6 inch loudspeaker delivered by 1.5 watts push pull output stage amplifier. This model has had a modification in the past so that the Hacker VP-408 power supply or similar can be used, and fitted very well. The front has also been re-foamed and the rexin replaced. Everything else is is all original This mode being the revised version has silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, as this has the earlier tuner would be this in the 1969/70 period. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.


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Hacker RP72MB Sovereign III (1978) Purchased 22/04/1978

A rather nice rare Suede RP72MB, this was purchased in April 1978, costing £85 a hefty investment compared to a standard Sovereign. This radio has been stored for over 20 years so a little gem. The information given by Hacker at the time via their sales team stated that only a few were made at any production run and often dealers would have to purchase a number of other Hacker models before being considered to purchase these. All the electronics have been fully tested, realigned RF and I.F stages. The audio board has been re adjusted to Hackers specification and is perfect, typical Hacker full sound, helped by the baffle material (Suede) and offer's mains/battery, the battery tray is perfect the radio offers Medium wave, Long Wave and VHF. Comes complete with mains lead and 1 years gurantee and the all important original sales receipt

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Hacker RP72MB Sovereign III (1978) Purchased 22/04/1978

£220.00 Incl P&P

A rather nice rare Suede RP72MB, this was purchased in April 1978, costing £85 a hefty investment compared to a standard Sovereign. This radio has been stored for over 20 years so a little gem. The information given by Hacker at the time via their sales team stated that only a few were made at any production run and often dealers would have to purchase a number of other Hacker models before being considered to purchase these. All the electronics have been fully tested, realigned RF and I.F stages. The audio board has been re adjusted to Hackers specification and is perfect, typical Hacker full sound, helped by the baffle material (Suede) and offer's mains/battery, the battery tray is perfect the radio offers Medium wave, Long Wave and VHF. Comes complete with mains lead and 1 years gurantee and the all important original sales receipt


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Hacker RP75MB Super Sovereign 1975

The Super Sovereign RP75 MB is a a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread and ATU for the short waves and mains operation. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker. The photo's were taken in daylight so you can get a better overall impression in natural light, rather than using flash in the workshops.

 

Condition overall is fine, but with slight wear as shown to the tuning dial on the photo's, but overall impression is very very good. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer, the price reflects the very slight wear to the top tuning dial

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Hacker RP75MB Super Sovereign 1975

£350.00 Incl P&P

The Super Sovereign RP75 MB is a a larger and enhanced version of the RP72 Super Sovereign III this Multi-band receiver offer's many features including seperate AM and FM tuning drives band spread and ATU for the short waves and mains operation. For the Hacker Enthusiast this is the most sought after of the Hacker range due to its high cost and low estimated production

SW1 9.10 to 28 Mhz

SW2 3.37 to 10.90 Mhz with band spread

Medium and Long Wave reception

VHF with ISM (Interstage Muting) plus AFC

Tuning meter and of course pure quality up to 1.5 Watts from the high spec audio amplifier and complimented with the large elliptical loud speaker. The photo's were taken in daylight so you can get a better overall impression in natural light, rather than using flash in the workshops.

 

Condition overall is fine, but with slight wear as shown to the tuning dial on the photo's, but overall impression is very very good. The chassis is perfect and the battery holder is like new

The radio has been re-calibrated and the VHF tuner re-aligned via spectrum analizer, the price reflects the very slight wear to the top tuning dial


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£150.00
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Hacker Hunter RP38A ( 1974) serial number 57118

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.

This radio serial number  57118 is a nice example, the teak sides are in fine condition with only very slight age related marks, the telescopic aerial has been replaced. The top dial plate is perfect , the speaker grill is again very good .All three feet are present.

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 ( 1974) serial number 57118

£150.00 Incl P&P

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.

This radio serial number  57118 is a nice example, the teak sides are in fine condition with only very slight age related marks, the telescopic aerial has been replaced. The top dial plate is perfect , the speaker grill is again very good .All three feet are present.

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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£185.00
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Hacker RP25A (white) Serial no 85656

Nice all original Hacker RP25A in white (quite rare only seen a couple of these models before )by this time all the circuits were silicon and the A model first introduced in 1970 had the revised FM tuner. The Sovereign II series first introduced in 1967 and was very popular with buyers and still is today. The radio offer's 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.

The Overall case is very good with only one minor issue in the past someone has to the back panel created a small cutout at the lower left to fit a external power supply cable, though as can be seen in the photo's only really visable when the lid is down

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 RP25A (white) Serial no 85656

£185.00 Incl P&P

Nice all original Hacker RP25A in white (quite rare only seen a couple of these models before )by this time all the circuits were silicon and the A model first introduced in 1970 had the revised FM tuner. The Sovereign II series first introduced in 1967 and was very popular with buyers and still is today. The radio offer's 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.

The Overall case is very good with only one minor issue in the past someone has to the back panel created a small cutout at the lower left to fit a external power supply cable, though as can be seen in the photo's only really visable when the lid is down

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 RP18 Sovereign serial number 30351 (1965)

A  nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 30351 so this is a mid to late 66 and cost £40.19s.0, the production ran for 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model  has nice bright-wear, the knobs are perfect as well . The internal hinge shows some slight sign of age, but still very good, the padding is fine.

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 is original and the broadcast band I.F board again has had all the AF 117's removed and replaced with AF138's ensuring good sensitivity, the VHF I.F has had all of the AF115's replaced .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. This radio has had every thing done, the capacitors on the audio board have been replaced, the I.F board re-aligned, the FM tuner was re-moved , cleaned and set up on a spectrum analyzer

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 serial number 30351 (1965)

£185.00 Incl P&P

A  nice example of the first of the famous Sovereign's . The serial number being 30351 so this is a mid to late 66 and cost £40.19s.0, the production ran for 3 years before the Mk2 version came onto the market. This model  has nice bright-wear, the knobs are perfect as well . The internal hinge shows some slight sign of age, but still very good, the padding is fine.

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 is original and the broadcast band I.F board again has had all the AF 117's removed and replaced with AF138's ensuring good sensitivity, the VHF I.F has had all of the AF115's replaced .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. This radio has had every thing done, the capacitors on the audio board have been replaced, the I.F board re-aligned, the FM tuner was re-moved , cleaned and set up on a spectrum analyzer

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 Hunter RP38A 1969/70

This model with the same styling from the 1969 model  RP38 with Teak sides and with the mesh grill grill. There were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has a different style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 34838 is a nice example with very good teak sides and the telescopic aerial is original the top dial plate is in first class condition , not uncommon with this model, the grill is made from pressed aluminium and is very prone to marking or denting,this one is very good.All three feet are present.

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 1969/70

£135.00 incl. P&P

This model with the same styling from the 1969 model  RP38 with Teak sides and with the mesh grill grill. There were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has a different style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 34838 is a nice example with very good teak sides and the telescopic aerial is original the top dial plate is in first class condition , not uncommon with this model, the grill is made from pressed aluminium and is very prone to marking or denting,this one is very good.All three feet are present.

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 RP25 Serial number 2186569)

A nice all original example of the second series in the Soverign range.

An all original RP25 with serial number 21865 nice all original condition with only some slight marking, it offers        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 first with silicon transistors throughout the VHF RF  stages and Broadcast band I.F The A version introduced in 1970/71 had the VHF tuner changed to a more basic design.

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 RP25 Serial number 2186569)

£130.00 Incl P&P

A nice all original example of the second series in the Soverign range.

An all original RP25 with serial number 21865 nice all original condition with only some slight marking, it offers        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 first with silicon transistors throughout the VHF RF  stages and Broadcast band I.F The A version introduced in 1970/71 had the VHF tuner changed to a more basic design.

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 RP72 Sovereign III 1977

A very nice Sovereign III, condition is very good,the Teak sides are perfect with only very slight wear to the alluminium tuning dial, I do mean slight. Serial no 18788 places this in the mid 1970's though this model was first produced in 1973. A mains/battery version was offered a little later . The radio has  a bright Aluminium tuning scale with Teak sides.The RF and I.F sections have been calibrated to Hackers original specification and as standard offeres MW, LW and VHF, the telescopic aerial is all original and the chassis is bright and clean and the battery holder is again like the radio perfect. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.

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Hacker RP72 Sovereign III 1977

£165.00 Incl P&P

A very nice Sovereign III, condition is very good,the Teak sides are perfect with only very slight wear to the alluminium tuning dial, I do mean slight. Serial no 18788 places this in the mid 1970's though this model was first produced in 1973. A mains/battery version was offered a little later . The radio has  a bright Aluminium tuning scale with Teak sides.The RF and I.F sections have been calibrated to Hackers original specification and as standard offeres MW, LW and VHF, the telescopic aerial is all original and the chassis is bright and clean and the battery holder is again like the radio perfect. Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee.


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Hacker RP37 serial no 14666 (1970)

 

 

Nice all original Hacker RP37 VHF Herald in Black . This radio looks very smart with a very fine tuning dial and control knobs, aerial. These were first introduced at the same time with the Hunter, by this time Hacker had decided that a VHF only portable receiver would be of interest.  I would think this was due to the fact that only the Soverigns offered VHF as a portable and customers did not wish to purchase a radio with additional broadcast stations which they had no intention to use. Also by this time Open University were broadcasting to help students and additionaly a OU logo version was included in the courses for students. The technical details are as per the Soverigns. Comes complete with batterys and a years gurantee.

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Hacker RP37 serial no 14666 (1970)

£135.00 incl. P&P
 

 

Nice all original Hacker RP37 VHF Herald in Black . This radio looks very smart with a very fine tuning dial and control knobs, aerial. These were first introduced at the same time with the Hunter, by this time Hacker had decided that a VHF only portable receiver would be of interest.  I would think this was due to the fact that only the Soverigns offered VHF as a portable and customers did not wish to purchase a radio with additional broadcast stations which they had no intention to use. Also by this time Open University were broadcasting to help students and additionaly a OU logo version was included in the courses for students. The technical details are as per the Soverigns. Comes complete with batterys and a years gurantee.


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Hacker RP37 serial number 08447 (1969)

Nice all original Hacker RP37 VHF Herald in Blue . This radio looks very smart with a very fine tuning dial and control knobs, aerial. These were first introduced at the same time with the Hunter, by this time Hacker had decided that a VHF only portable receiver would be of interest.  I would think this was due to the fact that only the Soverigns offered VHF as a portable and customers did not wish to purchase a radio with additional broadcast stations which they had no intention to use. Also by this time Open University were broadcasting to help students and additionaly a OU logo version was included in the courses for students. The technical details are as per the Soverigns. Comes complete with batterys and a years gurantee.

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Hacker RP37 serial number 08447 (1969)

£140.00 Incl P&P

Nice all original Hacker RP37 VHF Herald in Blue . This radio looks very smart with a very fine tuning dial and control knobs, aerial. These were first introduced at the same time with the Hunter, by this time Hacker had decided that a VHF only portable receiver would be of interest.  I would think this was due to the fact that only the Soverigns offered VHF as a portable and customers did not wish to purchase a radio with additional broadcast stations which they had no intention to use. Also by this time Open University were broadcasting to help students and additionaly a OU logo version was included in the courses for students. The technical details are as per the Soverigns. Comes complete with batterys and a years gurantee.


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Hacker Cassette Sovereign RPC1MB 1978/79

A sort after Hacker radio by collectors, this one was built by Hacker Sound at Bournemouth second factory after the fire, this one has black control switches rather than Chrome from the first version built in Maidenhead. In effect its a Sovereign 4 RP77 with a quality cassette deck fitted. Cassette technology like Vinyl and Reel To Reel tape machines are back in. This radio cassette allows live recording either from the built in microphone or to record from the radio. As with all these models has bands MW. LW and VHF going upto 104 Mhz are fitted. The cassette drive (Hacker quality to match) has been taken apart all drive components cleaned, heads tape paths etc. The electronics are working perfectly to specification.The top tuning dial is very good with only slight marking.

Controls: On / Off Volume, Bass, Treble, Push button wave band change FM MW LW, AFC, cassette type normal / CrO2, cassette or radio AM tuning.
Wavebands

Medium                   520 - 1620kHz                        (185-575 metres)

Long                        150 - 265kHz                          (1132-2000 metres)

FM                           87.5 - 104MHz

Medium and Long Wave internal ferrite rode aerial with telescopic knuckle jointed multi positional FM.
Output sockets for external AM/FM aerial for weak signal areas, external Short Wave for weak areas or car. DIN 5 input / output (input 20mV -1000mV into 50kohm impedance: ouput 50mV with 20kohm source impedance) sockets. External microphone (0.5mV with 3kohm input impedance), personel earphone or externa; loudspeaker (4-8ohms)
Powerful 8 x 5 inch (203mm x 127mm) elliptical loudspeaker.
Fully portable when powered via 8 D type 1.5V batteries fitted internally (not included).
Mains externally powered via plug and cable supplied.
Cassette buttons - Pause, Stop / eject, Play / record, Fast forward, Fast Rewind, record.
Electrically governed motor with mechanical auto stop on both replay and record.
Automatic level control of the recording signal.
Built in microphone.
Record direct from all channels of the radio, built in microphone or external microphone (not supplied).

 

The cabinet is in very good condition as seen in the photo's, the side Teak panels are good with some marking on the right hand side. Comes cmplete with mains lead and brand new cassette tape, with 6 months warranty

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Hacker Cassette Sovereign RPC1MB 1978/79

£285.00 Incl P&P

A sort after Hacker radio by collectors, this one was built by Hacker Sound at Bournemouth second factory after the fire, this one has black control switches rather than Chrome from the first version built in Maidenhead. In effect its a Sovereign 4 RP77 with a quality cassette deck fitted. Cassette technology like Vinyl and Reel To Reel tape machines are back in. This radio cassette allows live recording either from the built in microphone or to record from the radio. As with all these models has bands MW. LW and VHF going upto 104 Mhz are fitted. The cassette drive (Hacker quality to match) has been taken apart all drive components cleaned, heads tape paths etc. The electronics are working perfectly to specification.The top tuning dial is very good with only slight marking.

Controls: On / Off Volume, Bass, Treble, Push button wave band change FM MW LW, AFC, cassette type normal / CrO2, cassette or radio AM tuning.
Wavebands

Medium                   520 - 1620kHz                        (185-575 metres)

Long                        150 - 265kHz                          (1132-2000 metres)

FM                           87.5 - 104MHz

Medium and Long Wave internal ferrite rode aerial with telescopic knuckle jointed multi positional FM.
Output sockets for external AM/FM aerial for weak signal areas, external Short Wave for weak areas or car. DIN 5 input / output (input 20mV -1000mV into 50kohm impedance: ouput 50mV with 20kohm source impedance) sockets. External microphone (0.5mV with 3kohm input impedance), personel earphone or externa; loudspeaker (4-8ohms)
Powerful 8 x 5 inch (203mm x 127mm) elliptical loudspeaker.
Fully portable when powered via 8 D type 1.5V batteries fitted internally (not included).
Mains externally powered via plug and cable supplied.
Cassette buttons - Pause, Stop / eject, Play / record, Fast forward, Fast Rewind, record.
Electrically governed motor with mechanical auto stop on both replay and record.
Automatic level control of the recording signal.
Built in microphone.
Record direct from all channels of the radio, built in microphone or external microphone (not supplied).

 

The cabinet is in very good condition as seen in the photo's, the side Teak panels are good with some marking on the right hand side. Comes cmplete with mains lead and brand new cassette tape, with 6 months warranty


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Hacker RP77 Sovereign IV 1978/9

This radio was produced in the last days of Hacker Radio Ltd. A few months after the RPC1 was introduced Hacker decided to offer this version using the case work of the cassette/radio rather than the costly re-design and build of a new cabinet. In my mind the high cost or RPC1 meant they had a large quantity of cases etc to use up and this met the requirements. This model is the last version as when introduced in 1977 hence RP77 the model was identified as a mark IV while later just Sovereign was used. The radio has the standard MW, LW and VHF and offer's VHF to 104 Mhz. By now Hacker had to find economies and this resulted in the cheaper AM/FM circuits compared to the past. All in all, a nice looking Hacker right near the end of the line for such a company. Overall condition is very good, with original aerial and only slight wear around volume control (see Photo's) The radio comes complete with mains lead only as battery housing was missing and 1 years warranty

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Hacker RP77 Sovereign IV 1978/9

£165.00 incl. P&P

This radio was produced in the last days of Hacker Radio Ltd. A few months after the RPC1 was introduced Hacker decided to offer this version using the case work of the cassette/radio rather than the costly re-design and build of a new cabinet. In my mind the high cost or RPC1 meant they had a large quantity of cases etc to use up and this met the requirements. This model is the last version as when introduced in 1977 hence RP77 the model was identified as a mark IV while later just Sovereign was used. The radio has the standard MW, LW and VHF and offer's VHF to 104 Mhz. By now Hacker had to find economies and this resulted in the cheaper AM/FM circuits compared to the past. All in all, a nice looking Hacker right near the end of the line for such a company. Overall condition is very good, with original aerial and only slight wear around volume control (see Photo's) The radio comes complete with mains lead only as battery housing was missing and 1 years warranty


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Hacker RP17A (1964/65)

The Hacker RP17A was first produced in 1964, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, The RP17 was first fitted with PP7 batteries but 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 52153 , all the transistors have been replaced, electrolitic capacitors and audio output stage replaced and re-aligned and the condition of the cabinet is very good, the handle is excellent and the chrome speaker grill is in perfect  condition as well.

There is no dis-colouration on the dial plate, which often happens. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with 1 years gurantee. Batteries are avalible

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Hacker RP17A (1964/65)

£85.00 Incl P&P

The Hacker RP17A was first produced in 1964, and due to its small size fitted perfectly to the portable market, The RP17 was first fitted with PP7 batteries but 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 52153 , all the transistors have been replaced, electrolitic capacitors and audio output stage replaced and re-aligned and the condition of the cabinet is very good, the handle is excellent and the chrome speaker grill is in perfect  condition as well.

There is no dis-colouration on the dial plate, which often happens. The radio offeres Medium and Longwave reception with that standard loud Hacker sound. This is a perfect early 60's classic radio offered with 1 years gurantee. Batteries are avalible


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Hacker RP17/A (carring case with box ) new old stock

Never seen one of these before and this one is mint, never used , so a very nice addition for a Hacker collector who has not quite got everything .

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Hacker RP17/A (carring case with box ) new old stock

£70.00 incl. P&P

Never seen one of these before and this one is mint, never used , so a very nice addition for a Hacker collector who has not quite got everything .


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Hacker RP38A Hunter (1976) serial no 51561 SOLD

 

 

This model with the revised styling from the RP38 with Teak sides and with the latest speaker grill and handleThere were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has the latter style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 51561 is a nice example, the telescopic aerial is original the top dial plate is in first class condition and no wear to the front speaker grill and all three feet are present.

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 RP38A Hunter (1976) serial no 51561 SOLD

£165.00 SOLD

 

 

This model with the revised styling from the RP38 with Teak sides and with the latest speaker grill and handleThere were a few cosmetic changes with these models, this one has the latter style tone control knobs. 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

This radio serial number 51561 is a nice example, the telescopic aerial is original the top dial plate is in first class condition and no wear to the front speaker grill and all three feet are present.

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 RP72MB Sovereign III (1972) SOLD

A fair example of the later Sovereign's, Serial no 21022 this being the more sought after MB version, so no batteries required the bright aluminium switch and tuning dial plate shows some wear as can be seen in the photo, hence price reflects this. The radio offer's Medium, Long and VHF , again with top limit of 101 Mhz, typical Hacker. As standard the sound quality is first class giving bright reception. The telescopic aerial is original. The battery tray has also been repaired , but very clean, as with most mains versions you would just use the mains option. These Hacker Sovereign's are very popular among Hacker collectors and as always has that brilliant Hacker sound

The radio comes with1 years gurantee and original mains lead.

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Hacker RP72MB Sovereign III (1972) SOLD

£110.00 SOLD

A fair example of the later Sovereign's, Serial no 21022 this being the more sought after MB version, so no batteries required the bright aluminium switch and tuning dial plate shows some wear as can be seen in the photo, hence price reflects this. The radio offer's Medium, Long and VHF , again with top limit of 101 Mhz, typical Hacker. As standard the sound quality is first class giving bright reception. The telescopic aerial is original. The battery tray has also been repaired , but very clean, as with most mains versions you would just use the mains option. These Hacker Sovereign's are very popular among Hacker collectors and as always has that brilliant Hacker sound

The radio comes with1 years gurantee and original mains lead.


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Hacker Sovereign II RP25B (1971/72)

A Fine all original RP25B with serial number 89869 in great original condition. The RP25 was first introduced in 1967 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 B is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages with intergrated FM board, these were briefly produced only for a couple of years and a 18 Volt input socket for use with a mains adaptor. The earlier A version introduced in 1969/70 had the VHF tuner changed to a more basic design. The padding is perfect so i would say has not been either near heat or direct sunlight

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 RP25B (1971/72)

£160.00 Incl P&P

A Fine all original RP25B with serial number 89869 in great original condition. The RP25 was first introduced in 1967 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 B is the revised version with silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages with intergrated FM board, these were briefly produced only for a couple of years and a 18 Volt input socket for use with a mains adaptor. The earlier A version introduced in 1969/70 had the VHF tuner changed to a more basic design. The padding is perfect so i would say has not been either near heat or direct sunlight

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 RP35 Herald (1967/68)

The last of the Hearld series, this being the third, a very good example in black with excellent cloth and 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 04999, is perhaps just over half way in the production run. The radio has had the oscillator transistor replaced, and two of the I.F transistors  with the Hacker calibration as per the original specification to all parts including the audio output board 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 (1967/68)

£80.00 Incl P&P

The last of the Hearld series, this being the third, a very good example in black with excellent cloth and 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 04999, is perhaps just over half way in the production run. The radio has had the oscillator transistor replaced, and two of the I.F transistors  with the Hacker calibration as per the original specification to all parts including the audio output board 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 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

Hacker RP36 serial number 24136 is a very fine example of these radio's, this one is all original including the additional phono plug still fitted around the aerial with no cosmetic alteration and the revised silicon I.F stages etc. The handle material was showing some slight wear etc, so has been replaced , now seen in the day light photo,s. 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 is very good.

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

£165.00 Incl P&P

Hacker RP36 serial number 24136 is a very fine example of these radio's, this one is all original including the additional phono plug still fitted around the aerial with no cosmetic alteration and the revised silicon I.F stages etc. The handle material was showing some slight wear etc, so has been replaced , now seen in the day light photo,s. 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 is very good.

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.

£75.00
incl. P&P
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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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