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the only thing I can think of is the wire ends where they are soldered to the caps.
I had to file mine down flush to thread the sections together.
Maybe there is not enough solder and water is getting in?
The antenna will be garbage when that freezes....I had a feeling they sell the duds on Amazon
I hope you don't try getting a couple kilowatts out of that amp.It looks like a Dentron MLA-2500 The original tubes are no longer made and they were good for only about a kilowatt output with 2 Kw INPUT.
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