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This section of DXing.com is designed to provide the radio hobbyist or collector with concise information on the value, features, specifications and performance of popular tube-type shortwave and amateur band communications receivers. This information will help the listener make an informed choice when purchasing a used tube-type radio. The following questions are addressed:

  • What does it look like?
  • When was the radio sold?
  • What did it sell for when new?
  • What is the current used market value?
  • Where was the radio made?
  • What frequencies does it cover?
  • What modes does it receive?
  • Is the frequency display analog or digital?
  • If a digital display, what is its resolution?
  • What voltages (or batteries) are required?
  • What accessories were made for it?
  • How was the receiver rated?

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