I ran across my old Realistic DX-160 today and I've had a ball this afternoon, re-discovering the shortwave bands. Before I stashed it away in my storage building, I had fitted it with a BNC connector and with just a small whip antenna from one of my scanners, I was amazed at how well this old receiver performed. I can't wait to put up my old long wire antenna. I remember buying this radio new back in the late 70's and it reminded me of what a great store Radio Shack used to be. Those were some good old days.