|I know what you are saying about an old radio. I repair and restore a lot of the Hallicrafters. I have been given some S-38's that have been dented, had rodents live in them, rusty, crusty, dead and missing parts. For the most part I have been able to bring them back to good condition and perform as new again. Kind of like an old junk yard car, but on a smaller scale. Nice hobby with some satisfaction to pass them on to good homes for what I have put into them. People do enjoy nostalgia radios with there warm glow and performance.