[RFI] My RFI - weekly report.
Kenneth G. Gordon
kgordon2006 at frontier.com
Wed May 28 10:44:29 EDT 2014
On 28 May 2014 at 7:24, Charlie Gallo wrote:
> > I use what I already have. I must substitute my ability to modify or build for
> > money I don't have.
> The thing is, you sit down and try to modify an old rig to do this,
> when for probably LESS money (You can get a working HF SDR setup for
> $20, give or take a few bucks - VHF for under $10)
Having been an IT Professional for over 30 years, I can bet it will cost a lot
more than $10 for an effective VHF setup using SDR.
Even building an effective antenna for an SDR setup will cost more than $10
in time and materials.
Although I have not investigated SDR to any great extent, much preferring to
work with hardware than software, my understanding is that one must have,
at least, a computer in order to make it all work together.
And although I have built all our computers here for years, those aren't cheap
It's all a trade-off of one kind or another.
I will repeat: I'll use what I have. Almost all of it was left to me in an estate a
number of years ago, so it was, essentially, free.
Thanks for the advice. I'll investigate SDR a bit more closely, but I am not
sanguine about it either. I very much suspect your advice is lacking in
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