The new January/February edition #395 was mailed January 6th. Expect about 4 days for 1st class delivery and up to 3 weeks for periodicals-class delivery
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We depend on our readers to supply material for Electric Radio. Our reader’s interest is in articles that pertain to vintage amateur or shortwave equipment, with an emphasis on traditional AM, but articles on CW and SSB are also needed. Photos of hams in their radio shacks are always appreciated. We invite those interested in writing for Electric Radio to write, call, or E-Mail the editor. Electric Radio wishes to thank all of our regular contributors for their fine work.

Due to continuing problems with the United States Postal Service, DO NOT expect timely delivery as in years past…this is totally out of our control once the monthly issues are turned over to USPS. In some areas, even the 1st Class issues have taken over 30 days to arrive. Expect 4 or 5 days for 1st-Class delivery and up to 3 weeks for Periodicals-class issues.

   Please be aware of extended delivery times per the USPS web site: “Except for priority express, USPS products and packages may require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 impacts.” We have lately found delivery times to be totally unpredictable. In normal times, it used to be about 3-4 days for 1st class delivery and up to 3 weeks for Periodicals-class delivery.

What's in the ER #395, January/February 2023 Issue:
The BC-1206 Receiver, Part 2 ConclusionJoe Long, WA2EJT
AWA John Rollins Memorial CW/AM DX EventJoe Fell, W3GMS
Simple Neon Peak Modulation IndicatorsPhil Legate, ACØOB
Testing 4CX250 Power Tubes with the TV-7 Tube TesterJeff Huselid, WB6ZBX
Short Circuits: ER Article CorrectionER Readers,
Aligning EF Johnson Pacemaker Transmitter Audio CircuitsLee Craner, WB6SSW
The Care and Feeding of Electrolytic CapacitorsDave Ishmael, WA6VVL
What is this "ESR," Anyway?Ray Osterwald, NØDMS
Vintage NetsER Readers,
R-390A Part 6: Factory Mods, Upgrades, and Production ChangesPaolo Viappiani,
Changes at AM InternationalJohn McGrath, N9AMI
A More "Valiant" Viking ValiantJanis Carson, AB2RA
Swan Audio Output Transformer ReplacementBill Weinel, W4WHW
ER MailbagER Readers,
PhotosAl Feder, W1UX
Classified Advertising: Vintage Equipment Only!ER Readers,

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