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 Post subject: SOLD: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
PostPosted: Jan Sun 07, 2018 6:28 pm 
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As nicely described by Phil Nelson on his web page at https://antiqueradio.org/nat01.htm, this is an entry-level shortwave set that National marketed from 1950-57 as competition for the Hallicrafters S-38. Five tubes, four bands, AC/DC.

This one is a restoration candidate that’s been on my shelf for years. The tubes are untested, the power cord was cut off long ago, and there are rusty patches on the top of the cabinet.

The good news is that the cabinet is otherwise in excellent shape, the copper chassis is very clean, everything under the chassis looks original so nobody’s been in there clipping wires and splashing solder, there’s no evidence of leaky or blown caps, I cleaned up the knobs, the speaker is good, the dial cord is intact, and the tuning moves the pointer.

I will include the instruction manual, the Sams manual for the model and a printout of Phil’s web pages for the set. All are noncommercial but good copies.

I’d like $35 picked up in D.C. suburbs or add shipping from zip 20854. Add 3 percent for PayPal.

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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 2:00 am 
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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 3:59 am 
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I will take it pending shipping. PM incoming.


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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 12:30 am 
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Still available.

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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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I will take, pending shipping.. PM sent.. :D


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 Post subject: Re: FS: restorable National SW-54 shortwave receiver
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