Last night, I noticed an untested American Electrola DXC-100 shortwave/AM/FM radio listed on eBay: it had a BuyItNow price of $49 shipped.
The seller (who has an excellent feedback history) disclosed that the power supply was missing, thus the receiver couldn’t be tested.
As you can see from the photos, it’s in great cosmetic shape.
I’ll admit it: I purchased the DXC-100 in a moment of weakness this morning. I don’t expect it to be much of a performer, but it is a relatively rare 1990s receiver that was built in Pittsburgh, PA. I believe only 2,000 units were produced. I have a weakness for odd-ball receivers.
I’m willing to bet the DXC-100 is functional, though the backup battery may need to be replaced.
Does anyone have a schematic or owner’s manual for the DXC-100? I will have to find or build a suitable 9V power supply but need to determine the proper polarity first.
I’ll do a short review of the DXC-100 if I’m able to get it on the air.