It be them tubes. Them tubes, them tubes, them big tubes..... That radio would keep you warm on a cold winters night that's for sure. K8ICU.The BC-325 weighs almost 900 pounds. It did not get the nickname 'refrigerator' by accident (or maybe it did when someone got crushed). It was rated at 100 watts voice or 400 watts CW (Morse Code). I have a Ten-Tec Omni that can beat those specs which only weighs 30 pounds with power supply. Technology has come a long way since the 1930's.