Solarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
The Icom IC-R75 is priced similar to the FRG-100 (when bought new). It's a very good HF receiver (does AM, LSB, USB, CW, RTTY, FM) and filters can be easily added to it. You might be able to find good deals on eBay. I think it's the best bang for the buck (even though a bit higher than your price if bought new). I have one myself and use it exclusively for utility monitoring (Aero, Military, Maritime, Narcotics Interdiction, and it also works good for regular BCB listening)
Has 2 antenna ports, so you can hook up a AM BCB antenna and longwire for the HF stuff).
Or maybe you can find a Radioshack DX-390. It's a portable type receiver that does SSB and should be available for pretty cheap.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4001 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Quoting Solarix (Reply 1): Or maybe you can find a Radioshack DX-390. It's a portable type receiver that does SSB and should be available for pretty cheap.
Thanks for the reply Solarix. I had one of the above and have to say it was quite possibly the worse radio I've ever had. Very cheap and nasty and *any* kind of noise filtering was none existent. It picked up everything, and I don't mean the signals you're listening for, I mean TV's, computers, etc.
Will look into the R75 though, thanks for the info.