Hi, I just rediscovered my grandfather's Hammarlund HQ-180 Communications Receiver that had been in my parents basement for many decades. His call sign was W4NF and lived near Arlington VA. The last time I saw it was in the early 80s and I used it for a while with a long wire antenna. I have the manual that came with it with a hand written date of 12-3-60 so I assume that is when it was purchased. It seems to be in really good shape overall. There is also a large (5 Ft tall) transmitter of some sort in my parents storage rental that I plan on going to look at next week. My question is this: Can I just plug this thing in and turn it on or are there specific things that need to be checked first? I have learned a lot over the past few weeks since I joined this forum and read about bringing the voltage up slowly with a Variac which I don't have. Maybe put a 100w light bulb in series on the 120v power? Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks!