for shortwave reception.
> AR-5000+3 has MANY more features than R-8500,but more costly and difficult to
> operate. R-8500 easy to operate: less features, but no PBT or Notch filter for
> SW receive. For SURVEILLANCE-GRADE receiver, the AR-5000+3. For ease of oper.
> and good VHF-UHF, the R-8500. Good Luck ! (<:
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