When I was about 18 years old (a long time ago) I bought a brand new Yaesu FRG-7700 comnmunications receiver, which I still have and is in great condition. When I bought the receiver I had just started working and I had to pay off the receiver in payment instalments.
The antenna I use for the receiver is a Alpha Delta DX-SWL sloper for the SW broadcast bands.
I also have a Uniden Bearcat 780 XLT scanner. Antenna used for this is a Comet Discone.