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Apr 16, 2016
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Watch the frequency range on the one(s) you choose. Only a few of these give you access to the lower ends of the radio spectrum, so if you want to listen to ham radio, number stations, WEFAX, Aeronautical & maritime beacons, worldwide shortwave and longwave radio broadcasts, military, etc (i.e., most of the interesting stuff on the air) many of these will not get you that out of the box. The SDRPlay is the only offering on the inexpensive side of the spectrum that offer this. The Perseus is a really nice SDR with a correspondingly high price tag that also gets you this frequency range. The Apache Labs SDR is also really nice and adds on transmit capabilities.
On the other hand, if you want (low powered) transmit capabilities (and have the proper licensing on the frequency that you choose), or you want listen in / do work with UHF/VHF/Microwave (so things like 802.11 WiFi, local utilities like fire and police departments), most of the other offerings on the poll (like the blade RFand hackRF) give you that.
Apr 16, 2016
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