The Icom IC-751a is for analog lovers
that don’t enjoy solid state technology but with real switches, buttons, and controls. Its receiver was a leap above the rest for its time which makes it a steal
on the used market. It has a full coverage receive, so picking
up all the shortwave and bands in between is another perk of this HF
The meter is a true analog needle type
(something many hams miss with ham radios of today) and the frequency readout is digital and
concise. It may not have one of those fancy displays found in
today’s multi-thousand dollar radios; however it’s more than adequate to get the job done.