Hallicrafters FPM-200 Owners List

 

Since 1994, I have maintained an owners directory of FPM-200 transceivers. So far, I have managed to locate 35 of these radios, in various stages of repair. Interestingly, three of the radios have popped up in Italy. The prices of the FPM-200 have been climbing, as more collectors become aware of the radio. Although as recently as ten years ago, one could buy an excellent one for under $1000, in mid-2003, one traded for $3250, without the power supply, and in 2004 the price had increased to nearly $5000. Obviously, condition is paramount for collectable radios in this price category.

The FPM-200 was introduced in 1959 as the premier rig in the Hallicrafters lineup. The cost was $2660, and the radio was a technological breakthrough for the era. The FPM-200 featured solid state circuitry (except for the 6146 finals and driver), built in DC-AC inverter, twin PTOs, bandswitching 80 - 10 meters with linear 1 kHz readout, and fiberglass printed circuit boards. Fewer than 50 radios are believed to be produced. Several were assembled from spare modules. The supplied accessories included a matching AC supply, mobile mount, chrome mobile lock in leather pouch, an abbreviated manual and a full manual. It is the rarest of all Hallicrafters radios, but is not as well known as the famous SX-88 receiver.

If you know of an FPM-200 which is not on the following list, or if you have sold or purchased one already on the list, I would greatly appreciate your emailing me the particulars. Click the email button at the bottom of this page

FPM-200 OWNERS LIST
(revised 1 August 2011)

CALLSIGN

NAME

EMAIL

QTY

DESCRIPTION

W9NET

John Littlejohn

jlittlej@mindspring.com

1

includes power supply, prev. owned by AA4RM

W0TUP

Nels Nelson

anelson@min.midco.net

1

S/N 400000208547, PS s/n 700000144539, mobile mount s/n 500000221587 with docs, hand mic

W8ZR

Jim Garland

4cx250b@muohio.edu

1

mobile mnt, all accessories, manuals,. was grand prize in 1958 why-I-like-Hallicrafters contest, s/n 200521 & 200635 (ps)

NU6AM

Jim Allen

imaham@sbcglobal.net

1

no s/n, ps 213566

N4CH

Herman Cone

n4ch@aol.com

2

with 1 p/s, wkg condx, featured '96 CQ calendar, 1 untested

K6VFO

Steve Share

sas@luxonics.com

1

assembled from modules, non-stock front panel, wrking

WD5EOG

Chuck Dachis

N/A

1

details unknown

W9PJ

Paul Johnston

radio@inwave.com

1

incl p/s & manual, VG condx, s/n 400000811557 and (p/s) 700001806586

W9RAN

Bob Nickels

ranickel@mwci.net

1+

many spare parts

N4FS

Mike Feher

n4fs@monmouth.com

4

1 proto, 1 mob.mnt, 3 p/s, 1 missing parts, # 200531 & 200516, no s/n others

KC9GQ

Richard Oliver

rco@lowell.edu

1

RX inoperative

KA6UUP

Chuck Bennett

ka6uup@aol.com

2

1 prototype, needs work

WB5IFH

Arlie Magby

n/a

1

unchecked condition

n/a

Hiroshi Matsuo Morpeth

tanouky@aol.com

3

s/n 200502 - wkg condx
s/n 400000025544 - mint
no s/n - window, some knobs missing

KU6X

John Hurst

hurstjsj@gte.net

1

no s/n, untested

K7PJT

Tom Rousseau

tsrousse@ix.netcom.com

1

S/N 400000025539,w. p/s, mob. mnt, packaging, wrking condx, spare parts

K2KGH
John Madey
KingCrab@hawaii.rr.com
1
s/n 200524 w/p/s (200630), mobile mnt., good working condition, but some water/smoke dmg.
WA3KEY
Norm Drechsel
wa3key@arrl.net
1
no s/n, p/s is 200615, w/manual, exc. wrking condx.
K7FM
Colin Lamb
k7fm@teleport.com
1
no s/n except X102 scribed on back, p/s is 200623,exc. cosmetics, lights up, fan ok, but otherwise non-working.
W5NTQ
Paul Katz
paulk@hal-pc.org
1
s/n 400000248582
s/n (pwr supp) 70000014435
incl. mobile mount, exc. condx.
NR5M
George DeMontrond
george@demontrond.com
1
complete with mobile mount, both manuals, but no p/s, exc electrical and cosmetic condition., purchased from K9ZE
K9ZE Ron Hensel k9ze@aol.com 1 s/n 400000809554, 700001806589 (pwr supp), purchased from W9JUV, originally owned by W9SF, includes manual, hand mic
K9HPD Richard E. Schnell n/a 1 S/N 400000146533, incl. pwr sup, mob. mnt, all accessories, wkg condx., pix & writeup on http://home.wi.rr.com/n9oo/fpm200/fpm200.htm
K9KNZ Don Sommerfeld  d-sommerfeld@sbcglobal.net 1 S/N 200525, mint condx, but TX untested
Pwr supp S/N 700001236576 missing some ext. trim
K6HM Young Kim webmaster@yksystems.com 1 S/N 400000223535, w/power supply, exc. condx
IZ0FDK Augusto Pinto iz0fdk@hotmail.it 1

No S/N on xcvr, w/ P200 pwr supp (S/N
700000149560), partially working, "bad condition)

IK0LRG Roberto Romano ik0lrg@quipo.it   S/N 400000247581, no power supply, like new conditon, interface connector swapped out (reversible) to provide pwr and antenna jacks