Ooops… I did it again!
There is one thing that I have to admit: I have an obsession for radios made by the R. L. Drake company in Ohio. I have owned several C-lines, TR7/R7-lines, a SPR-4 and a R8. Being the happy owner of a R8A (wonderful radio, by the way), I was lucky enough to find a late serial SW8 on eBay – AND the seller was willing to ship the radio overseas. The late serial model differs from the early ones, having the telescope whip amplifier, coverage down to 100 KHz and the sideband selectable AM-sync. The late SW8 is said to be the “poor man’s R8B”, and I just can’t wait to receive the parcel from the U.S.