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    Would You Buy One Of These?

    My primary interest is receive quality, sensitivity, selectivity and the ability to hear through the ether. Putting aside the old adage that antenna is everything, it is, most of the old stuff we've all come to love is aging out, being sold for parts or will become a parts rig soon enough. As much as I love all the famous names, it's time to move on.

    Leaving things like the Icom 7300 out of the equation because it's on the short list for a future full-on rig, would you buy one of these? I'm looking at a modern laptop to run it with or maybe set up this fairly recent desktop with 3 year old technology.

    The missus has ordered a good bit of stuff out of China over the years and the shipping time is usually around 2 weeks so that is no longer an issue for me as it once was.

    Receiver performance is my primary concern. Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/175285430730

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    A little research suggests that software support is a bit lacking but some of the reports are a year old so that may have been addressed.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/sdr/comment...fied_software/
    All the world’s a stage, but obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.

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    If you can get software for it... worth a chance.

    i’m tempted at that price, just not sure what I’d do with it once I got it.
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    I'm also looking at one of these if the receiver performance is above average.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/175443829975

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    As well as possibly this unit, again, if the receiver is everything and a bag of chips.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/31311046612...id=13034507322

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4CGC View Post
    I'm also looking at one of these if the receiver performance is above average.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/175443829975
    The reviews are in on this one. Every version of it is absolute garbage.

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    And to be sure, as much as the reviews are great on this rig, I'm giving it a no.

    https://www.amazon.com/Xiegu-Radio-S...4-dc28e6d374b3

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    Amazon reviews are pure garbage. I no longer pay any attention to them.
    All the world’s a stage, but obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NQ6U View Post
    Amazon reviews are pure garbage. I no longer pay any attention to them.
    I failed to mention that I also watched some YouTube stuff on it. Too many unknowns for me with regard to longevity and reputation.

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    I have one but have never used it. trying to set up a a space so I can.
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