We have been living in limbo for the last year and a half while we worked on our house and then sold it. We will not be moving into a new house until the end of 2011. For this reason all of my ham radio equipment is still in storage. As a ham radio for 28 years, I have been missing be able to get on the air. I bought the Grundig Satellit 750 shortwave radio for just this sort of thing. I cannot talk on the air but I can listen to stations from all over the world with this radio. It is a very nice radio that has AM or medium wave, FM broadcast, Airplane band, and shortwave, 1.7 MHz to 30 MHz..
I have been very pleased with the performance of this radio. It has single side band (SSB) capability, narrow and wide band features to prevent interference from interference on adjacent frequencies. One of the interesting and useful features is the ability to turn the AM ferrite antenna on the top to achieve the best signal. This saves the user from having to turn the radio to get the best signal the way a person would have to on a normal AM radio. The sensitivity on this radio is better than average. While we are living in an apartment we do not expect too much as far as performance because there is no room for antennas and the building is surrounded by metal. This has not been as much an issue as we thought because this radio has such a great sensitivity. The radio allows the user to scan with small and large steps for fine tuning. As most people know, a shortwave radio can be slow to tune on a fine tuning mode. This radio has fine tuning and it also has a fast scan where it scans five KHz steps.
I know this is a very nice radio that is worth every bit of the money that it costs. You can still find it on Amazon.com for $249.99 for free shipping. If you are in to shortwave listening, I would certainly recommend this radio. If you live in an apartment complex or a place where you are not allowed antennas, this radio will fulfill your needs.