“Real radios glow in the dark.”
I used to be a purist about such things but found that the pursuit of purity is futile.
Perseus, for example, recording the band, and sifting through recorded captures with Jaguar.
That is about as far opposite from dx’ing with a tiny portable as one can get.
Yet still equally valid. If it weren’t, then pushing the front section of an ultralight out of the radio by coupling it into a high performance tuned antenna like an FSL would also be “cheating”.