Hi Frank,

    I strongly believe that the Lectron reflex radio circuits could be optimized, too –  good luck!

    As you may know I am collecting old radios since more than 20 years, and I know that good adjusted / balanced / matched circuits are working so good with a few components that nobody needs integrated circuits and tons of material!

    Another aspect is the => design <= of the models, like this ones:

    or this one – with a record player and – if wanted – with a timer to wake up with Elvis Presley:

    The problem is to purchase these models – you may need a lot of money (!!!), and therefore coming back to our Boy’s Radio problem: incredible luck – I have found a Boy’s Radio with the above shown schematic and – after doing some repair – it works:

    I will come up soon with “real” powerful receivers in all categories – please be patient!