I have always liked the DX-160. Sure, digital models are cool, get excellent performance, etc. But there's something to pulling in distant stations on a set like this. A bit of a challenge. To me, the digital sets are too easy. You look up a frequency and dial it in. I like the challenge of the hunt (hunting the station that is!) So I particularly like analog sets. I used to have a couple digital sets, but now I only have a Realistic DX55, Realistic DX160, and Panasonic RF2200 (my all-time favorite). Plus I just recently picked up an old Hallicrafters S-120.
I donít have a lot of info here on the DX-160, thereís a fair amount already available on the internet. Youíll find a couple of links here for that. But I do have the service manual available as a download. I used my B&K E-200D to align my DX-160, and it worked great. Click <here> for info on the E-200D.
Upgrading the DX-160
Alternate Method for Adding a Frequency Counter
DX-160 in Radio Shack Catalog
Info on the DX-160 (link)
Mods for the DX-160 (link)
Service Manual 2nd Edition
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