Just hanging out, and playing with the Heathkit DX-60 this morning. Kind of tossed between the Valiant and the DX-60 right at the moment. The DX-60 is a LOT easier to use, but you are rockbound (crystal-controlled) with it. The Valiant puts out 3 times the power, but it is a pain to use at times, plus if im not careful with it, I get a little static bite once in a while with it. Talk about a fun radio....LOL. I cant think of any way to wake you up quicker, when pulling an all night DX run, than getting bit by your radio. Loads of fun.