Zenith Vintage Reconditioned Trans-oceanic Am Shortwave Radio G-500 Good Working For Sale

THIS VERY GOODWORKING VINTAGE RADIO IS A ZENITH TRANS-OCEANIC AM SHORTWAVE RADIO MODEL G-500. ITIS THEFIRST OF THE FIVE TUBE MODELS, AND FIRST TO USE THE MINIATURE TUBES ANDTHE FOLD-OVER PLASTIC HANDLE. IT IS THELAST DESIGN TO USE THE METAL RED FLAG "ON" INDICATORBEHIND THE FRONT DIAL. THIS RADIO WAS MANUFACTURED IN 1950, AND USESA DIAL COVER SIMILAR TO THE PRECEEDING 8G005 SERIES. HOWEVER THIS LATER VERSION IS HELD IN PLACE AT THE TOP BY FOUR SMALL SCREWS ACROSS THE TOP RATHER THAN BY THE STAMPED FASTENERS INSIDE THE CABINET. THIS CHANGE WAS MADE BY ZENITH AT THE REQUEST OF THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF REMOVING THE EARLIER DESIGN FOR REPLACEMENT. THE HOLES FOR THE FOUR SCREWS WERE LATER MOLDED INTO THE DIAL COVER.

AS IS THE PRACTICE WITH ALL OF MY RADIOS, THISRADIO IS LISTED FOR sale AS USED AND RECONDITIONED. HOWEVER, ANY COMPONENTS WHICH APPEARED TO BE DEFECTIVE HAVE BEEN REPLACED IF A REPLACEMENT PART IS AVAILABLE. THE MECHANICAL PUSH-BUTTONBANDSWITCH ASSEMBLY HAS BEEN CLEANED AND LUBRICATED AND CONTACT CLEANER HAS BEEN APPLIED. THE FREQUENCY TUNING MECHANISM HAS BEEN CLEANED AND LUBRICATEDINCLUDING THE 3 GANG VARIABLE CAPACITOR. CONTACT CLEANER HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE VOLUME CONTROLALONG WITHOTHER SWITCHES AND CONTROLS. THE CHASSIS AND CABINET HAVE BEEN CLEANED AS THOROUGHLY AS POSSIBLE. THE I F HAS BEEN PEAKED AND EACH BAND HAS BEEN ALIGNED ASACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THE FREQUENCY READ-OUT IS REASONABLY CLOSE TO THE READINGS ON THE DIAL. EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE IN REASONABLE DETAIL, THE CONDITION OF THIS RADIO.

THE PLASTIC COMPONENTS ARE INGOODCONDITION AND NO STRESS CRACKS OR MOLDING IMPERFECTIONS HAVE BEEN FOUND AFTER CLOSE COVER ISCLEAR AND CLEAN, AND WITHOUT STRESS CRACKS. THE WAVE MAGNET ATTACHED TO THE FRONT COVER FOR AM/BC RECEPTION IS EXCELLENT AND IS VERY CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE BRASS NUTS TIGHTENED SECURELY FOR OPTIMUM RECEPTION ON THE BC BAND.THE RED TWIN LEAD CONNECTOR ISNOT PRESENT. THE VERTICAL EXTENSION ANTENNA FOR SHORT WAVE RECEPTION IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IS ALL CONTROLS, DIALS, AND PUSH-BUTTONS ARE CLEAN AND OPERATE PROPERLY. THE RADIO IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON 110VAC AND ON BATTERIES, HOWEVER, NO BATTERIES ARE INCLUDED. THE AC LINE CORD AND PLUG HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND ARE IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION. THERE ARE A FEW SMALLWEAR MARKSON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BLACK CABINET AND ARE INDICATED BY SMALL REPAIR MARKS AND ARE HARDLY VISIBLE.THE OVERALL APPEARANCE AND RECEPTION QUALITY OF THIS RADIOARE VERY GOOD.

THE ORIGINAL SELENIUM RECTIFIER HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A MODERN AND MORE EFFICIENT SOLID STATE DIODE RECTIFIER AND THE POWER RESISTOR HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ANEW RESISTOR OF PROPER VALUE TO PROVIDE PROPER VOLTAGES AS WELL AS BETTER PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION.THE ELECTROLYTIC AND SEVERAL BY-PASS CAPACITORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER CAPACITORS ANDRESISTORS. THE AC POWER CORD HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE RADIO RECEIVES SIGNALS VERY WELL ON ALL BANDS AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT NOT ALL BANDS ARE ACTIVE AT ALL TIMES DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS AND PROPAGATION. ALL TUNING CONTROLS OPERATE PROPERLY.

BUYER MAY REQUEST THAT A SOLID STATE 1L6 REPLACEMENT DEVICE BE INSTALLED IN PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL 1L6 TUBE. THE COST OF THIS INSTALLATION IS $60 AND THE WINNING BUYER MAY REQUEST THIS OPTION AND THE INVOICE WILL BE ADJUSTED PRIOR TO PAYMENT. A FEW EXTRA DAYS ARE REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY OF THE DEVICE.

ALL TUBES CURRENTLY INSTALLED TEST "GOOD" AND THE SOLID STATE 1L6 WILL ALLOW THE NEW OWNER TO LISTEN TO IMPROVED RECEPTION ON ALL BANDS WITHOUT FEAR OF EVENTUAL FAILURE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN 1L6 TUBE. IMPORTANT HANDLING INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THIS OPTION AND THE NEW OWNER SHOULD BE AWARE OF SPECIAL CONDITION.

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT OF THE PAYMENT TRANSACTION, THE RADIO WILL BE SENT THROUGH MY SHOP FOR A FINAL CHECK UP BEFORE SHIPPING. THE USPS PRIORITY MAILOR UPS GROUND AREUSED BECAUSETHEY OFFER PROMPT SHIPPING, TRACKING DATA AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. INSURANCE IS INCLUDED. EACH RADIO IS CAREFULLY PACKAGED AND DOUBLE BOXED FOR SHIPPING.THESE FEATURES ARE CONSIDERED IMPORTANT IN REALIZING THE VALUE OFMY 14 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGEAND TO HELP TOWARD MAINTAINING 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

THIS RADIO WILL BE AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO THE COLLECTION OF THE NEW OWNER, WETHER FOR LISTENING PLEASURE, OR TO ADD TO A COLLECTION.

IT IS THE OPINION OF THE SELLER THAT THIS G-500 MODEL IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF ALL THE TUBE TRANS-OCEANICS.

IN ORDER TO HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM NEW BUYERS INTERESTED IN SWL, FROM SHORT WAVE ENTHUSIASTS, AND COLLECTORS, AND IN KEEPING WITH 'S POLICY ON LINKS IN LISTINGS, THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL, INFORMATION-ONLY LINKS ARE SUGGESTED: (CLICK ONTHE BLUE ADDRESSES)

EXCELLENT RESEARCH ON ALL SUBJECTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY AND DETAILS OF THE TRANSOCEANIC RADIOS, TECH TIPS, TUBES, DETAILS OF EACH MODEL, AND HISTORY OF THE COMPANY.

A GENERAL DISCUSSION ON HISTORY, BATTERY POWER, THE INFAMOUS 1L6 TUBE ISSUE, AND VARIOUS REPAIR TIPS:

TECHNICAL ARTICLES AND PHOTOS FROM THE TRANS-OCEANIC REFERENCE LIBRARY

PAYPAL ONLY IS ACCEPTED FOR THIS LISTING. offerS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM MEMBERS WITH APOSITIVE response RATING, ANDRESIDING IN THE SHIP TO LOCATIONS.

THE STORY OF THE SELENIUM RECTIFIERS:


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