The radio wants 3amps, your power supply is capable of supplying 6.5amps, therefore no problem.The specs say 3 amps, and, as in my post, my power supply puts out 6.5.
Your finger is not an antenna - get a long bit of wire onto the antenna terminal. Try tuning around 7300kHz in the evening - lots of broadcast stations there.there was a burst of static every time I touched the antenna.
Not necessarily. Manufacturers buy tubes in vast numbers and go for the cheapest suppliers. Somebody selling 6SK7's this week at $1.45 may be undercut by another seller at $1.40 next week!I discovered that all of the tubes were from different manufacturers, so at some point someone had replaced the original ones.
Gave up, bought one that actually works (a Stewart-Warner). As for the first one, it, as far as I can tell, is completely dead. I'll probably use it for parts or something. Unfortunately, it also seems the new one has a problem too. There is almost no reception below 2000 kHz. There is an AM station broadcast tower only a few miles from my house (it is owned by the company that I interned for). I can't even pick that station up--it keeps fading in and out.Great thread! I picked up some info I can use for restoring that R-390A (Very similar boatanchor) that I just bought (For $350!!!!).
mfn002, keep us updated on your 392.......I'd like to hear how it's going.