I wish to congratulate you on resurrecting this fine old radio! I also wish to compliment you on your diligence in finding out what was wrong with the radio, being able to follow the instructive help you received and winding up with a working piece of history.
People with your patience and determination are becoming fewer and fewer each year. In my 55 years of hamming, the greatest compliment I ever received was, "Al, you're a ham!" I knew what he meant and was flattered.
So allow me say to you, "Eric, you're a ham!"
Thank You!! I think being in the Air Force taught me to be patient. (Hurry up and wait!) I take my time on any project because I don't want to overlook something and end up doing it over again. I even bought an old Eico tube tester so I could go thru this unit. I took my time and did lots of reading and asking questions. It's a nice rig. There's something about these tube radios I like.... one of which is that it's a great heater!
I haven't turned on my Kenwood TS-440 since I got the Swan back on the air. The Kenwood has become my backup!
Thanks again for the compliment!