Not sure if this area is the Correct area for this particular radio. However if ever a radio is a Boat Anchor this one by sure size should qualify, besides it's getting up in years. I've owned this radio for well over 10 years and haven't heard it play in over 10 years. It failed shortly after purchase and was sent to Drake for Repairs. Back then Drake Handled repairs for Grundig. The radio came back from Drake all ready to play, it played best I recall about 2 weeks and failed again. No fault of Drake's I might add, it was an early radio and those had a lot of QA problems in the early runs of Production. Well after paying a gosh awful shipping and repair combined, I decided to shelve it and when I find Time I would tare into it. I never found time until recently and I'm over the 2 weeks this time! That being said, I had kept up now and then with the 800 and watched videos, read forums but just never got time to bust it apart or throw it away. Excuses? Yea, Life. Which leads me here as to share my findings...Okay so Over the years, I have seen a lot of complaints concerning the VFO backing up or jumping frequency or just doing weird things. I may have the answer to solving that if anyone is interested. My radio was Dead, no audio, it did power on and the key pad worked but no audio. So I took the thing apart and saw a lot of surface mount. In fact I was hoping for some thru hole as that is what I am comfortable with. Surface mount holy crap! Well I went and got together what test gear I had left and went hunting. I took off the front cover trying to get access to another area of the radio when a spot caught my eye right beside and under the VFO. Hmmmm could that be signs of troubles? Removed the VFO board and had to REMOVE the RF shield to gain access to that board. Spotted a TIP32C that had nearly melted a danged hole through the plastic cover. Man this thing was cooked! No heat sink, nothing! To make matters worse it appeared it had been placed inside heat shrinking tubing? That for some reasons didn't look factory but it could've been. The TIP32C is a power transistor and can be used as an AMP. Either case it is recommended to HEAT SINK It. I tested it with my old Fluke and it tested bad. Removed it and tested it again and yep it was toasted. I ordered some NOS Motorola TIP32C's and on arrival stuck one in and replaced several of the surrounding caps. I also repaired some crappy soldering joints. Stuck it all back together enough to Test the Radio out and sure as Bob ate the apples, it plays! Joy! Why shouldn't it? It's only been through 3 floods, several horrible storms and hellish summer heat sitting out in that old storage shed 10 to 15 years! But it PLAYS! Okay the TIP32C needs a Heat sink! If it starts to over heat the VFO will act nuttier than what we see on TV. Trust me that's nutty! I suggest if anyone has issues with their 800 VFO check out the TIP32C. Mine has worked well and gave no more issues. The MOTO TIP32C is running cool. I removed the melted plastic and used a multi-bit to enlarge the hole to allow room to stick in a heat sink and also allow some venting room. The FACE Plate actually hides my modification so it doesn't hurt the appearance of the radio whatsoever. Long story short so far so good but if the thing fails again. I guess it will be waiting for the next guy as I don't think I have 10 more years to get time to check things out. Anyone having issues with their VFO before seeking a new board, check out that TIP32c would be a good place to start. That radio is seriously short of any venting and sure lacks a lot when it comes to protecting components like Power Transistors that most certainly need heat sinking! Some venting would've been a great idea to add into that design!