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SDR reciever

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by Superidgit, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

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    Anyone ever owned one of these like the, ICOM PCR1000 or the Perseus Or should I not consider an SDR and go after a tabletop for listening only?


     

  2. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

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    Nobody here hasn't owned one? Or no comments?
     
  3. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    Hey SI, I had a good friend back about 15 years ago had a PCR 1000 and liked it very much. Primarily used it only as a super scanner on VHF & UHF....running from the cops and whatnot. Anywho, he had ham rigs for for the HF side so didn't need to use it for those bands.

    They work fine. Can't help you decide which way to go. Good things to say for either way.

    Why not get an HF transceiver instead. You may not use it to TX now but might later. You can still use it for 11 meters now.

    You may want to consider what piece will retain a good resale value if you want to lose it later. Kenwoods draw consistently good prices.

    What exactly do you need to monitor the most?
     
  4. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

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    Not to monitor really. I would just like listen, maybe thats monitoring. However I thought it would would be a good way for me to get into the higher end of the radio world.

    I have been looking at the Icom PCR1000. Not as high end as some of the other units out there thats for sure. But I havent read many complaints about them either. I also like the ability to record with almost unlimited capacity. Or go portable with a laptop.

    Thats prolly what I'll go with. Thanks WW.
     

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