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Need a spot of help. I'm currently contemplating adding another receiver to the stable, so I've been watching for the Icom IC-R8600s to come available. Fearing that the price may be more than I'm willing to spend, I'm also researching alternatives. The two radios that have caught my interest the most are the NRD-535DB and the NRD-545DSP.

I'm hoping someone here has gone down this path and has a good feel for these two radios. I would appreciate hearing if you selected one over the other and the why you selected what you did.

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Hi Mike i use to have the NRD-545DSP on vhf the aircraft band performance is excellent for hf was only used to monitor hf aircraft performance wasnt very good in fact i was disapointed compare to my other receivers which are using same antennas wellbrook active loops and pk loops dipoles sold it with no regret.

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Appreciate the reply. The more I research, the more I come to the conclusion that the NRD-535DB is the better set-up for the type of listening I do. The fact that this is also the less expensive route is also a plus.

So, I guess I wait until the pricing on the IC-R8600 is announced and move on from there.

Thanks again for your input.

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Hi Mike no worries did forget to mention that i had the vhf/uhf coverter actually i was in the shack monitoring hf aero on my Icom PCR1000,PCR1500 been buying icom wideband receivers for 30 years and i can honestly say there performance is excellent across all bands.

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Decision made. Had the opportunity to put the NRD-535D on the bench with it connected to an antenna, and after working with it, that is what I sprang for. So far, it has made a great addition to my listening.

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Good choice. I'm still very happy with my NRD515 after all these years but I have plenty of other HF radios to play with! Many reviewers say the 535d is the best of the bunch, the DSP in the 545 is not an improvement.
 

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Good choice. I'm still very happy with my NRD515 after all these years but I have plenty of other HF radios to play with! Many reviewers say the 535d is the best of the bunch, the DSP in the 545 is not an improvement.
A lack of radios is not my issue, either. :)

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