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Midwest 181 (VT-18) (1941)
Midwest 181 (VT-18)
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I purchased this receiver in August 2005 from fellow collector Jay Volke while attending the ARCI's "Radiofest" in Bolingbrook, Illinois. This set is essentially a NOS piece since it had remained in its original packing box since 1941 and there is no evidence to indicate that it had ever been used.

Tube Line Up:
6K7G...R.F. Amplifier
6SK7G...1st. I.F. Amplifier
6SK7G...2nd. I.F. Amplifier
7A6G...Detector / AVC
7C7G...Noise Suppressor
6J5G...Audio Input Indicator Level Control
6U5G...Tuning Indicator
7C7G...1st. Audio Driver
6J5G...2nd. Audio Driver
6F6G x 4...Push - Pull / Parallel Audio Output
5Y3 x 2...Rectifiers

Frequency Ranges:
LW Band (E)...125 kHz - 350 kHz
BC Band (A)...550 kHz - 1600 kHz
SW Band (B)...1.6 MHz - 4.3 MHz
SW Band (C)...4.6 MHz - 12.5 MHz
SW Band (D)...12 MHz - 30 MHz

A1  A2  A3  A4  A5  A6  A7  A8  B1  B2  C1  C2  C3  C4  C5  D1  D2  D3  
E1  E2  E3  E4  E5  F1  F2  F3  G1  G2  G3  G4  G5  G6  H  IJ  K  L  
M1  M2  M3  M4  M5  M6  NO  P1  P2  P3  P4  P5  P6  R1  R2  R3  R4  R5  
R6  S1  S2  S3  S4  S5  S6  S7  S8  S9  T1  T2  UV  W1  W2  W3  XZ  Z1  
Z2  Z3  Z4  Z5  Z6  Z7  
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