No one mentioned Icom 735. My first rig, just a workhorse. Good receiver, very sturdy finals. Simple to operate, controls all on the front panel, no menus. $cheap these days, but 30 years old and showing some fixable problems. I have a half dozen other HF rigs. For RX none of them are half as good as my KX2. Nor I expect as good at RX as my RTL SDR, $25.