Time of day and atmospheric conditions will have a huge influence on propagation.want to listen to American AM band skip channels.
There are a lot of portables now that have select-able spcing (ie Tecsun PL-880) also.Good enough and this makes the issue of selectivity (and having some good notches or passband tuning) a real must...Mike
"The radio is not so important as the antenna and antennas for MW Dxing aren't something you can put in a suburban house lot"
well...there are exceptions. For example in a "ranch" type home where the house is pretty long, a random-wire the entire length of the peak of the roof has given me noticeable improvement over the antenna wire provided with the radio, plus gives the antenna a bit of height advantage, too. Also to consider is a random-length long-wire strung along the perimeter of the property (between trees, discrete poles, etc.), sort of like a squared-off loop. I've even heard of people ensuring electrical connectivity in the houses' rain gutter and using that as an antenna. "Necessity is the mother of invention"!