With the Uniden 200 I pick up about 3 of the weather channels where I live. With the Icom R8600 I can receive all the weather channels clear with the same antenna. But then your looking at a 3 to 4 times price difference.
For sure that would make for a very expensive weather radio! Besides you only need one channel.With the Uniden 200 I pick up about 3 of the weather channels where I live. With the Icom R8600 I can receive all the weather channels clear with the same antenna. But then your looking at a 3 to 4 times price difference.
for comparison, my AirSpy SDR beats my Icom 8600 on the same antenna in just about everything above 118MHz....
while I really like the 8600, and i certainly wouldn't sell mine, the price vs. performance ratio is incredibly poor compared to any high(er) end SDR.
is what it is.
Out of curiosity, what SDR(s) devices or stick(s) would be considered high or higher end?compared to any high(er) end SDR.
Most normal users would probably want other receivers to actually go silent while you transmit, but not to burn up of course. You do not want other audio sources going into the mic while your are talking, that's just rude and unpolite to those who listen to your transmission. The 8600 are a good specification receiver so no argue about that.If an Airspy didn't go up in smoke from being that close to an 85 watt transmitter, it would not receive anything and probably not on any band let alone 2MHz away in the same band.
I have various SDRs here including an RSP2pro and they are cracker jack toys compared to the R8600 in every way.
Totally agree with prcguy. Many people do not know the difference or even consider the ability to pull in a signal vs the ability to separate signals that are close to each other. Sensitivity vs Selectivity. Sensitivity is important but in a metro area, that will hurt you vs selectivity. I used to want all the gain I could get. I know better now.There is no other tunable consumer receiver that can do this and many repeater receivers can't even do this...
This really depends on the listening you want to do. If it's HF, I would look at the SDRPlay products: Products – SDRplayThanks for anything you can offer!