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IIRC, early solid state receivers were awesome, but in the last ten years or so most of the receivers I’ve used have so much ALC, adjacent channel rejection and crap sensitivity & selectivity that you can barely tune a dozen stations on the AM BCB. A delightful exception are those Sangean receivers Sony sells – those are some of the best tuning radios around.
I have two of these and they are unbelivable, especially for the price – under $12.00!
Oh yeah, I had to take my longwire down when it started catching birds – I used recovered transformer wire (not 2000 feet, more like 50 feet) and the birds couldn’t see it. A bird would hit the wire, break it, get all tangled up in it, and, well, mom didn’t like that too much!
Age? Yep, I’m an Eisenhower baby!
Experimental broadcasting for a better tomorrow!