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 antennas that are included with the rt-sdr dongles are great.
I have two Airspy, two Mini-Airspy, two SDRplay, and numerous of the cheap dongles. Best(with the Spyverter if you want HF) is the Airspy, with the Mini-Airspy coming in a close second. Concerning the antenna discussion: people have different standards to compare, mine is "through it away (or keep it for a spare if you ever need it for strong signals". Always remember that for VHF/UHF, antenna height is crucial.Slicerwizard (or others),
I am giving some thought to an SDR. What would you suggest? Would something like the $100.00 Airspy Mini and DSD+ be a reasonable choice or would you recommend something else?