Swan 250 6 Meter Ham Amateur Radio Transceiver Boat Anchor Tubes Works Good

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Swan 250 6 Meter Ham Amateur Radio Transceiver Boat Anchor Tubes Works Good

This listing is for a nice SWAN 250 6 meter transceiver. If you're into boat anchors and tube radios this is a fun one!  6 meters is the magic band, when it's open, it's crazy!  When it's not open, it's pretty much white noise :(  This radio dates from the mid 1960's. it is in good working order, which the video below should somewhat demonstrate to you.  I have tested all the tubes in the set and replaced a few with NOS tubes -- I can't remember off hand which ones were replaced, but rest assured that as it sits they're all good and it's working.  The finals are old, and I'm sure new ones would give you more output, but they were put in as a matched set years ago and they're working. This does NOT have "sweep tubes" for the finals as many Swans did, this has a pair of 6146B tubes, (you can use A's if you have to).  In the past couple months I've cleaned all the controls, switches, variable caps, etc. The tuning is very smooth, and after proper warmup this is a pretty stable radio.  You can see some wear to the paint on the panel, especially at the AF/RF control at the far left, and that's to be expected as this was used quite a bit.  It has the optional calibrator kit installed.  This auction includes the RADIO ONLY, no power supply, no mic.   I do have the matching power supply also listed.  You will need a mic.  The mic in the demo is NOT FOR SALE and is NOT included with the radio.  This is a rather heavy radio and will be packed carefully for shipping in commercial grade bubble wrap (not the flimsy stuff you buy in the department stores and shipping centers, this stuff is tough!) And will be shipped with tracking and insurance. Please see video below for more info.  IMPORTANT:  This radio is nearly 50 years old.  It is being sold AS-IS.  It is built of parts that are old now.  The solder joints are old.  The tubes are fragile, and like a lightbulb can simply burn out a filament the next time it is turned on. I hope that if you are purchasing this radio that you realize these things and are equipped to repair, adjust and tweak as needed with a vintage ham radio set. There is absolutely NO WARRANTY with this radio. You can see in the video how it is working right now.  It will not be turned on or hooked up again prior to being sent to the winning bidder, so it should arrive in the same condition as seen here, however just the process of jostling it around in the mail can loosen something, etc. With vintage electronics any part can fail the next time it's used. A resistor can open, a capacitor can short, and tube filament can burn out.  I just want to make it clear that what you see is what you get, and there are no backsies.  Included with the radio is a complete copy of the manual -- a COPY, as in copy machine copy.  It's complete with schematic and all, and has all the operating, tuning, aligning and maintaining info in it.  If you're looking for some basic specs: Power input: SSB 240 Watts PEP, CW 180 Watts, AM 75 watts. 16 tubes. You probably won't need an external antenna tuner as this has a pretty stout pi network that will mats approximately 15-500 ohm impedance! it's doing about 100 watts out now, into a quickly assembled dipole in the room (in video). I will gladly ship overseas, as long as you will pay the cost of shipping (big and heavy).  US bidders, it's insured with tracking parcel post, unless you want to pop for much faster priority, which is also much more expensive. (you can choose priority from the shipping menu). 

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