Construction is better than average with 1960's type engineering. Tuning is smooth and quite accurate in a "Hallicrafters" sort of way.
Gonset designed a nice S-40 type receiver with an "S"-meter and "miniature" tubes.
I would rate it good for an SW rig for starters.
Got mine for $40 at the Toledo swap.
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