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Author Topic: Wide Coverage Receiver?  (Read 173 times)
KA1OWC
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« on: Yesterday at 11:52:28 AM »

Hi: I have been trying to use one of the popular SDR $100 receivers and have had nothing but trouble...Is there a good "traditional" radio, made by a quality manufacturer,  with the same coverage as these "dongles" that would be able to interface with my Windows computer and software such as MULTIPSK, ADS-B, satellite weather photos, etc? I know this is asking a lot of one radio, but I am tired of the SDR frustrations...Thanks for the advice!
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 05:57:19 PM »

Hi: I have been trying to use one of the popular SDR $100 receivers and have had nothing but trouble...Is there a good "traditional" radio, made by a quality manufacturer,  with the same coverage as these "dongles" that would be able to interface with my Windows computer and software such as MULTIPSK, ADS-B, satellite weather photos, etc? I know this is asking a lot of one radio, but I am tired of the SDR frustrations...Thanks for the advice!

If by same coverage you mean a 10MHz panoramic view, no.

If by same coverage you mean frequency coverage, yes.

The latest and greatest is the Icom IC-R8600.
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KAPT4560
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 06:04:48 AM »

 What kind of trouble specifically? A good SDR should be an all-in-one solution.
 I have a large span of coverage from inexpensive conventional receivers with both an old maritime LW/MW/HF boatanchor and a modern digital P25 scanner.
 I don't have all the modes and do have gaps in coverage, but they serve me well for the hobby.
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