I’ve been casually DXing for about a year now after being away from the hobby for a long time. Since catching the radio bug again I’ve been thinking it would be nice to upgrade to a better receiver. Though the old DX-440 has served me well I was looking for something with a few more options. I’ve been wavering between a Drake R8B (used market) and a new Perseus software defined receiver for a year now. Both cost the same and both are great receivers based on every last reference I’ve read on the net concerning both.
My decision came a few weeks ago when I pulled the trigger and ordered a Perseus from Grove Enterprises. Grove was good to deal with and I had the Perseus in hand just a few days after placing my order. While I don’t intend to write a Perseus blog now (others have filled that void nicely), it will be difficult to not discuss the receiver here in some context and share my experiences with the hardware and third party software I’m using. More to come!