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WHY? Tony, if you are still on the fence. Send me an email at my call at arrl dot net.
I think the whole 'labelling' thing SDR gen 1 vs SDR gen 3 is kind of silly. It's a manufactured name.
Neither Elecraft, Kenwood, Yaesu or ICOM have ceded the entire Amateur Radio market space to FlexRadioSystems.
Walt - kz1f