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Old 12-03-2012, 9:15 PM
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Understanding fully that your interest is primarily in a conventional tabletop receiver, I would still suggest not discounting or overlooking the SDR (software defined receiver).

One that is within your price range and that has received overall good reviews can be found at this site: AFEDRI SDR

The software to run it varies, and is by and large free. Check out Software Defined Radio for what I think is the best of them.

I'm to this day a casual SWL'er, but I use SDR Radio with my RFSpace SDR-14, and the ability to see a wide range of signals, click on one of them, and automatically tune to it is to me priceless. I'm not sure I'd go back to a conventional tabletop receiver after my experience with this type of setup.
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