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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  B  C1  C2  C3  C4  D1  D2  D3  E1  E2  E3  
E4  E5  F1  F2  F3  G1  G2  G3  G4  G5  H  IJ  K  L  M1  M2  M3  M4  
M5  NO  P1  P2  P3  P4  P5  R1  R2  R3  R4  R5  R6  S1  S2  S3  S4  S5  
S6  S7  S8  T1  T2  UV  W1  W2  W3  XZ  Z1  Z2  Z3  Z4  Z5  Z6  Z7  
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