I have experience in DSP but am completely new to Gnuradio and excited to get started. Because I'm also a ham I am thinking of buying one of
1. lp-pan (US $250)
2. softrock Ensemble II (US $87)
and have a linux-only computer. With that tiny background, I wonder if any list members would recommend one of these SDRs over the other?
Lp-pan works at my transceiver's IF and would integrate nicely with my ham radio set up.
Softrock rcvr is just over 1/3 the lp-pan price, though, and not dependent on my amateur gear.
Seems like 6 of one, half dozen of the other - or are there other factors I'm overlooking?
Thanks very much!