It takes 12 or 15 seconds to warm up. Dial lamp works, Tone control works well, Tuning is smooth and radio sounds good. With a good antenna it is a fairly sensitive radio. For SW, a longer SWL-type antenna works alot better. I have used an outside 60′ wire antenna. It sometimes helps to have an earth ground connected, just depends on the band/frequency. I repainted its steel case, & put new decals on both the front cover & the panel (I have not put a protective finish over the decals, but I probably would if it it was going to be used/handled alot). Tubes: 6SK7, 6SA7, 6SQ7, 6SC7, 25L6, & 25Z6. It might benefit from a good alignment job, but works well as-is. Includes a spare front cover decal set, and a copy of the SAMS technical/alignment/service note.
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