Just a quick follow up. I am now hearing faint reception on the B short wave band. I only listen at night time, I am looking forward to a daytime trial. The problem with the volume not turning down all the way was resolved with the replacement of the 6SQ7 (2nd detector/AVC tube) This makes sense although I do not as of yet fully understand how the automatic volume control works with tubes. Advanced tube theory is still new to me, haven’t got to that part in my old radio books yet. The only thing I am now waiting on is a new 6U5 indicator tube. Gotta love Ebay.