Receiver assessment

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Why is an assessment needed?

Users should have an easy way to find out what nodes fit their needs. The receiver assessment is a potential approach based on points as known from Spamassassin and Weight Watchers. This assessment could either be done by admins or as part of an online survey, by the users.

How many points for what?

Receiver type

The average rating at eham.net could be a worthy source to have our assessment based on it.

Desktops:

Ten-tec RX-340 5.0

AOR AR-8600 4.8

IC-775 4.8

Kenwood TS-480 4.8

Kenwood TS-850 4.8

Icom PCR-2500 4.8

Icom IC-756ProIII 4.7

Icom IC-R8500 4.7

Icom IC-R9000 4.6

AOR AR-7030 4.6

Icom IC-718 4.6

JRC NRD 545 4.5

Icom IC-R75 4.5

Icom IC-7000 4.4

Icom IC-706Mk2 4.4

Icom PCR-1500 4.2

Icom PCR-100 4.0

Icom PCR-1000 3.9

Icom (other)


SDRs:

SDR-1000 compatible 4.8

Perseus SDR (CI-V) 4.7


Hand-helds:

AOR AR-8000 5.0

AOR AR-8200 4.3

Icom IC-R10 3.9


Special purpose:

SONY XDR-F1HD

Kenwood KT-6040

Audio only

Dummy

Fanfare FT1A

FM/TV capture card (FMIO)

HamSphere

Hauppauge WinTV


Location

Metropolitan area

Country site

Hard to tell which is best as it depends on the users needs. A metropolitan area usually gets more stuff on VHF/UHF while the QRM on HF is usually lower if the node is located in the woods.

Antenna

Discone

Longwire

Vertical

Loop

Dipole

Beam

Turnable beam

Antenna height does matter too, of course.


Availability

24/7

more than 48 hrs a week

more than 24 hrs a week

sporadically