I live in apartment, small room no place to install a Icom receiver or other stationary receiver. Right now I am satisfied with my Grundig. I can receive pretty much of the all broadcast stations, and I have SSB I just need to regulate the voice messages so they give a clear voice.All the armatures I receive across the Baltics are Russians, I even received a Russian cordless phone conversation. I love listening to Radio Liberty, Voice of Korea, Voice of Iran and other stuff. Also I monitor the number station broadcasts and most of the time I can receive them with my radio.
Its bad that Vatican, Canada, Netherlands closed down their broadcasts, many will do in future, but as long as Russians and Chinese are in to it shortwave will not end so quickly. Yes the qrm at my place is bit to0 many, because of computers and TV''s, yesterday I was at my grandfathers house and he only got a old TV from early nighties no other electronic stuff and my radio worked like a charm.He has an old Sharp Hi-Fi component system that still works and receives shortwaves like a charm. But yesterday the reception of the Voice of Korea in big my city house was good and listened to whole hour broadcast.
No spare place in my apartment for stationary equipment, because of my working field its all filled with books and papers that does not seem to go less but more every year so portable receiver its best for me. Maybe when I will move to another place I will find place for it but its not a option right now. Right now I am just thinking how to improve the reception, either use my home made wire antenna, or order indoor loop antenna. I also considering to get a handheld radio scanner to check out the VHF spectrum.
The Grundig G6 its not a bad radio, G3 its probably better because its improved. Right now my sole complaint, that its too easily turned on, I traveled in a train, blocked the keys in put radio in a bag. After I reached the destination I discovered that it has unblocked and was on draining the batteries for three hours. Probably the lock button was accidentally pressed of by moving and putting the bag somewhere. Also the air band is empty, but that is not a big issue for me. So I am not much complaining I wrote that months ago, I getting used to it and understand it more better.