Thought you might like a quick look at the WJ8178A receiver I just received from China.
Everything seems to be working. Tuning goes down to 0 Khz (even though the manual says 5 Khz) and up to 30Mhz. Reception is fab - certainly quieter than my TS850 which also has a fine receiver. I just love the BIG frequency display...
No clue as to the previous user - all the identifying labels have been taken off, although there is a feint "39" on the front display. The serial number is 3410 and they were first produced in 1976 I believe, so presumably this one is from the late 70's. I do wonder where it came from though - I got it from Shanghai.
No light on the signal meter so I'd like to get an orange LED to backlight it, to match the frequency display.
Audio from the headphone socket is good, but the line out is 800ohm (from the rear) so I'll need an audio transformer to run a speaker. Maybe I'll fit it inside (there is bags of room). Lots of non-standard cards inside too - not sure yet what they do. A bit nervy about pulling them out but I dare say I will eventually.
Pleased with my purchase though - all the way from China in 13 days!