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I have one. It’s very good on SW and FM.
On mine, sensitivity is down a bit on the AM BCB –
but an external loop takes care of that. Selectivity
is fantastic on all bands.
Anyway – I’ve used the “Field strength” numerical
indicator as a relative guide for RF strength.
I know there are conversion charts to change those
numbers to other expressions of RF strength. I’ve
seen the conversioin charts here on Part 15.Us – somewhere.
Anyway, it’s a wonderful peice of gear, probably like
the PL-310, the PL-390, and other small Tecsun portables.
However, the “receiver with an “analog S-meter” a mile away
or so is very good. I did that with a guy about 25 years ago.
He was running a 160 to 190 kHz band long wave beacon. I used
an Icom R-70. That worked well. Especially the analog S-meter.
Also, there are probably lots of older AM radios that could be used with
an attached external aralog S-meter. I added that kind of meter
to a Radio Shack PRO-2005 scanner. It worked well. I still have it.