Thread: Best SDR?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:55 PM
thebigphish thebigphish is offline
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Originally Posted by slicerwizard View Post
The antennas that are included with the rt-sdr dongles are great.
Gotta disagree with you there Slicerwizard, the antenna that i've been getting (three different vendors, same antenna) is TERRIBLE. One had no connection in side, second one had no magnet, and all three are deaf as a post. The only thing they're great for is harvesting the connectors off and splicing onto better line & antennae to allow better reception. For $25, a very capable SDR and an (essentially) antenna pigtail is a terrific bagain.

The only real reason I'll spend more money is if I have to TX, or I want to (as previously mentioned) monitor large sections of bandwidth.
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