Don't laugh, this was how I became addicted to ham radio. I already shared the story of the ol' fart that showed me his "magic radio" and why it's necessary for me to have an actual "shack" Vs a dedicated corner of my house for playing with my radios so I won't go into all that again. By the way "Thanks Bob!" (aka Elmer). No, I didn't address him by his first name but it really was Bob. Anyway my first radio was an Echophone EC1 made by Halicrafters. (Mid to late '40s era) It was considered a general coverage receiver but only covered 3 bands. AM broadcast didn't interest me much but the cw sure did. I listened for hours just to get a few letters from each word then figuring out the rest to make sense of it all. It really was magic. I wish I had that old radio now! I'd build a shrine for it. But... it's underneath a mountain now, never to be seen again.