Transoceanic Shortwave Tube Ham Radio A600L. The slide rule dial works good. I have tuned in multiple stations. I do not know how far my range should be, but reception in my location is limited, even for a satellite dish.
Most of what I tuned in was in Spanish. I do not know the exact function of each of the buttons to assess each one individually. The spring-loaded reel for the power cord works great. The telescoping stick antenna is fully functional.
The schematic is present on the inner left of the cabinet. The leather cabinet has some blemishes.It looks like maybe marks from tape. I took lots of pictures so that you can see the exact condition. The log book has not been written in. One little plastic holder has broken off. Top left of the green circled picture.
However, the door will still stay situated in the upright position. The sound is a little scratchy. I'm sure it could use a good technical servicing/cleaning. The dial does not light up.
I did not investigate to see if it was a setting, or a bulb or connection. Here's a brief history of the Transoceanic 600 Series. In 1954, the 600 Series went into production. It featured a "slide rule" dial, a departure from the traditional dials used by its predecessors.It was produced until 1962 and was the last portable vacuum tube radio produced in the United States. The series also introduced the telescoping stick antenna. The 600 series was introduced with its'slide-rule' type dial and a mains supply cord which coils inside the set on a spring-loaded reel. This model stayed in production, with minor changes, until the end of the T/O tube era in 1962.
The H600 used six tubes: (2) 1U4, 1L6, 1L5, 3V4, and 50A1. During the tube or valve T/O model run, this receiver did not include an 88-108 MHz FM radio band. Eugene McDonald died in 1958, but he was personally involved in the design changes to'his' radio to the very end. In November 1957, Zenith introduced the all-new, nine transistor solid state Trans-Oceanic.The older tube-based Trans-Oceanic was continued in production until 1962. Today, the Trans-Oceanic is still popular among collectors and non-collectors alike. A cult-like following has developed around the receivers, with earlier tube or valve versions prized by radio collectors, resulting in the availability of many working models and replacement parts. Check out all of my other great auctions & follow my screen name to see all of my awesome new items!
The item "A600L 1950's Zenith Wave Magnet Transoceanic Shortwave Tube Ham Radio A 600 L" is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59". The seller is "mtgprocollectors" and is located in Crystal River, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Sri lanka, Uruguay.