The wave magnet antenna is highly directional and the radio is very sensitive. This radio was made long before we had so many electrical devices in our homes. Also the current power line voltage to our homes was much lower back in the 40s when this radio was made.As such you may experience some noise interference between stations. This is not the fault of the radio. It is a factor of the electrical environment in the 21. I have been restoring old radios for over 35 years. I used to fix them and put them on a shelf where they were rarely played.
Now I enjoy restoring them and sell them so they can be enjoyed on a regular basis. The best thing for this radio is to play it. The item "ZENITH 5G500 PORTABLE AM TUBE A/C D/C RADIO RESTORED" is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "brbob1" and is located in Bloomington, Illinois.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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Iceland, Sri lanka, Peru, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.