I've played around with SDR after watching an Anan rig at a club demonstration of portable rigs and antennas. It was an impressive rig but after playing with SDR rigs for a while I deduced they were great for people who liked visual displays more than radio. And that's fine but I've spent so much time in front of analog rigs that I found the displays and required computer interface distracting. You end up watching radio rather than listening to radio. I have the same feeling about digital modes. I'm not bad mouthing the technology just explaining why I prefer analog. It may be a fossilized view, but unfortunately, I'm a fossil.