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Old 10-07-2015, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith26kc20 View Post
Be careful, the transistors ARE germanium. If I remember correctly, Philco developed the surface barrier transistor that made this set possible. These sets usually have dried out electrolytics causing all kinds of symptoms.
I would get a cheap ESR meter to check the electrolytics. Since they are mostly low voltage, the ESR meter can find them easier than the high voltage ones.
Once working these sets are great!
I have already replaced all the paper/electrolytic capacitors, so those shouldn't be an issue.

I'll start checking voltages in the IF stages when I have some time. Any other opinions/suggestions are welcome in the meantime.

Thanks for your help, everyone.
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