For $200 to $300 the FT747GX is a good performer- has SSB, CW & AM filters as standard, general receive an optional FM module. The low dollar CW king is the Ten Tec Corsair- hams been catching on & the cost has been going up lately. The low dollar high performance receiver bargain is the TS-850SAT- as low as $700 in good condition, you will have one of the best ham receivers ever manufactured! Ten Tec OMNI D outperformed the Asian radio receivers in the same era- look for these at good prices. Ten Tec OMNI V is also a very serious receiver- prices are as low as $700. For $550 or so the IC-738 is loaded with features, do not over look this one. Good luck all & happy 'Hamming'.