I can't help wondering..

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I can't help wondering..

Post by rustynswrail » Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:05 pm

Maybe its me. The older I get the grumpier I get when I see inane comments and posts on various groups, that simply do not make sense.

One example, how often does someone post something like - "I want to but a scanner to use in my car and when I am out and about can someone advise a good handheld?"

Almost without exception some numpty will post, "Buy an SDR, cheaper than a scanner." Or something like that. Why? The OP states clearly that they want a handheld scanner. Since when has an SDR been truly portable? Yes you can buy a tablet and the necessary cables, set it up and go mobile with it, but try fitting in your back pocket.

Adjunct to that, How often does someone post "Buy a scanner" when the question of purchasing a SDR is asked? Probably never or at least not very often.

I know SDR's are useful and certainly have their place, Christ knows I own and use them, but! Can we just answer the question at hand rather than spearing off on tangents? It might stop me thinking the hobby is in cognitive decline.
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