In the meantime I decided to turn to a series of old, but good books from the 1950's and 1960's on radio and electronics. For me, It all started with Alfred P. Morgan's The Boy's Second Book of Radio and Electronics. My mother bought me a copy back when I was in high school. I had seen the series before in the library, so I was familiar with the sorts of projects in them. The problem with these books were that they were quite dated by the 1980's. It was very difficult to get a hold of some of the components used in the various projects. Even something as simple as Fahnstock clips were nearly impossible to find, never mind 67.5 volt batteries! Certainly Radio Shack (my primary source of electronics) did not sell them. Still, I loved to build some of these projects someday.
Now, in the days of eBay, once again, it is possible to obtain some of these previously unobtainable components. So, I decided to try and build a Morgan 1 tube regenerative receiver featured in The Boy's First Book of Radio and Electronics. So stay tuned as this project progresses.