Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KK7XX, Jun 16, 2017.
And the SDR PLAY2/UNO is $170...
What is known is that the receiver is Direct Sampling up to around 70 mHz, then conventional Super-hetrodyne after....
For that kind of money for a receiver only, I would consider the new IC-7610. A step up from the IC-7300, and also a transceiver. The price being quoted for it is not much more than the 8600.
If your interest is VHF++, APCO, and other digital decoders, then it's a different story. Also, as per a previous message, it is a superhet above 70Mhz.
73 de Vince, VA3VF
I doubt the receiver is "traditional superhet" at any frequency. Most likely, above some frequency, it uses a superhetrodyne down-converter to feed what is now a high digitally sampled IF frequency - this is NOT traditional in any sense. Hybrid tranceivers normally use a very low IF (5-30 KHz) to feed the digital back end processor. Is it worth $2000 - $3000. Mmmmm. Not to me.