Finnish Perspective

I just finished doing an electronic restoration on an old Hallicrafters S40 communications receiver circa 1947. Replaced all the old paper capacitors and the electrolytic capacitors and a few resisters. I also replaced the audio out put tube and it’s associated components with an audio amplifier module I had since that particular vacuum tube was pretty pricey and the transformer as well.

Where I currently live, I am not to far from the transmitter sites of some local radio stations but this did not seem to bother this radio when I was tuning around and and was able to listen to a station in Toronto Ontario quite well. This was not the case with a much newer Radio Shack DX302 that I had which was over loaded by these close powerful signals to the point of making it nearly useless trying to receive anything on the AM broadcast band.

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