Production Year 1952 - 1956 at $149.95
The Hallicrafters TW-1000 is a 5 tube 8 band portable receiver. Designed to be competitive for receivers such as the Zenith Trans-Oceanic. The TW-1000 featured a "Dynamic" turret tuner, a built in ferrite rod loop antenna, removable "Skyrider" antenna for use in automobiles, a Telescoping whip antenna for the short wave bands, A 4 switch Tone control system allowing 16 different tone settings, and a headphone jack.
The 8 different bands of this receiver are as follows....
Band 1 = 1.80 - 3.90MHz
Band 2 = 14.62 - 15.70MHz
Band 3 = 17.32 - 18.20MHZ
Band 4 = 9.22 - 10.30MHz
Band 5 = 3.90 - 8.0MHz,
Band 6 = 11.42 - 12.30MHz
Band 7 = 540 - 1600KHz
Band 8 = 180 - 400KHz
The power source is 120 volts AC/DC or a self contained battery. The tubes and their functions are as follows, a 1U4 = RF Amplifier, 1L6 = Oscillator and Mixer, 1U4 = IF(455kHz), 1U5 = Detector and 1st Audio, 3V4 Audio Output and a Selenium Rectifier for AC use.
The Hallicrafters TW-1000, 1000A and the TW-2000 are electrically identical except for where the loop antenna is mounted. The 1000 uses a conventional loop antenna mounted in the front cover, the 1000A and 2000 both use a ferrite loop antenna mounted on the chassis. All of the models have a built in speaker. There is some slight differences between the cabinets though. The cabinet colors choices were either black, brown or blue.