"HF700s" Yes I would say that would be a weak link in the 700s. I don't know why they decided to go to a solid state vs tube ball. modulator scheme.
With the BC stations, I have a slight understanding that my problem can be because of the older dwelling I live in. I hear the broadcasts with all radios I have, Swan, Drake, Ten-tec, Icom. Flip on the am on 40 and hear perfect stations from South east asia to Europe, from around 1700 local to about 0800 local pacific.
After checking out the Galaxy GT-550A now I am interested in aquiring one of these