I was on 80 last night working Jim, N3JUH after the storm went through. About 70 watts carrier, he said I was 30 over and well above the static crashes. The radio has all the original tubes (I guess) as they all have Gonset labels, except one 6DQ6 which has an erratic filiment connection. Not sure if its dirty pins or something inside the tube. The radio puts plenty of audio on the carrier.