Originally Posted by shortwaver
It looks like Airspy will have a 12 bit adc, and HackRF will have an 8 bit adc; I wonder how much difference it will make in the selectivity and dynamic range. I'm mainly interested in a device that can receive 150khz to 2+ ghz and is similar in operation to the Commradio CR-1, with a lower cost; perhaps around $250. That has been the FunCube Pro dongle so far though I haven't had a chance to try one yet.
Looks like 2014 will be a good year for SDR!
The Airspy dynamic range pic on the Yahoo site shows roughly -120dBm to +20dBm. Looks very promising!
My main interest is in weak signal stuff, in both analogue and digital voice so raw V/UHF sensitivity
and low receiver noise are important issues for me. Hopefully, in this respect Airspy will be as good, if not better than the FCDPro+.
IMHO, I'd rather spend a few hundred $'s on a flash new SDR front end than a new $600 Uniden scanner that won't decode a lot of what I want to listen to