AR3030 features the legendary Collins filters, which it already has
installed in the standard configuration. Its sound, the very low
noise level and the nice and robust case in retro look are the
advantages of this receiver.
Large signal behaviour unfortunately is not its strength. The AR3030
only copes with smaller antennas, a long wire antenna of 20m length
was too much for it. Up to 10m wire is fine to work with, only in
the evening hours the attenuator is necessary because the Rx
overloads otherwise. Apart from this, for using this fine receiver
it is recommended to use a preselector for tapping the full
potential of the AR3030.
There also is the possibility to install a VHF converter, but this
unit is very hard to find.