What's the best-looking shortwave tabletop receiver?

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Andrew (grayhat)
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Re: What's the best-looking shortwave tabletop receiver?

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Jock Elliott wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:20 pm Andrew,

I can't decide whether the B-40 looks positively agricultural or it's something that came out of a Russian missile silo.

It looks like it is designed to survive a "significant event."

Cheers, Jock
Well, if was designed to be used on UK and AU warships and submarines ... then, as for painting, that's UK taste, I believe :)
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KnoxvilleMike wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 4:09 pm :shock: Uh, no. Those are rather hideous, in my opinion, especially those in the first link with that nasty green paint!
well, let's see if you like this one some more

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Yeah, that's a lot better!
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I was gifted a FRG-7700 which embodies the late 70's look very nicely, but I am quite partial to the look of the NRD-545. Nothing says eighties or nineties like a nice vacuum fluorescent display.
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KnoxvilleMike wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:21 pm Yeah, that's a lot better!
That's a Geloso G4/214 owned one of those in a far past <sigh>
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From the pics posted so far, I'll go with the B-40. That piece of equipment means business, serious business.
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My vote goes to the JRC-545 as well. The NRD-535D comes in as a close second.
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KnoxvilleMike wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:21 pm Yeah, that's a lot better!
well, if you like that style then you'll probably like this one too

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That Racal RA17 should definitely be in a proper cabinet, otherwise it would not be a tabletop. A rack with the RA17 and all possible add-ons such as the SSB adapter and the LF converter would no longer be a tabletop.

As for best looking as opposed to best performing: Anything with Nixie tubes for frequency read-out?
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Simplicity
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