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of the Winradio G31DDC.
Nov 2, 2013 11:44
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A New Way to SWL
Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've read a few reviews complaining about the G31DDC not being a spectrum analyzer. To those who say this I say go BUY a spectrum analyzer.
WinRadio was never intended to replace a stand alone SA.
That said; this is a wonderful SDR for the avid SWL'r or utility monitor. Suffice it to say, the ability to (SEE) the entire spectrum or a closeup portion of it is something I never had years ago when I had to spin a VFO and hope I didn't miss adjacent signals of interest.
The filter capability is one of the best I've seen in this price class. I would have liked to see a dual notch however.
On the negative side is the text size. Trying to read the freq when you cursor across the wideband display is a challenge or placing a freq marker. C'mon WinRadio, increase the text size please.
The waterfall display is the way to go when digging out weak signals. I also like the hotkey option to quickly move from mode to mode or filter to filter.
Creating my own memories of interest is best for me as I am not a advocate of the HFCC or EIBI conventions as they seem to change often.
A good antenna is a must for this radio, and once installed, the radio just rocks. Freq drift? What drift?..None that I can hear!
A few have commented about lack of a pre-amp. The G31DDC does not need one; besides, pre-amps are a joke unless you like to see the noise floor come up with the signal.
For a SDR in the $800-$900 I can not think of anything better.
I've pulled signals out of the basement that my older Kenwoods and Icoms never could.
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