SDR recommendation please

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SDR recommendation please

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Afternoon all, I know next to b*gger all about SDRs but would like to get one and my missus has offered me one as an xmas pressie :)

here is what I want as an outline...

HF coverage, would be nice to cover 446 but not a deal breaker
inbuilt display / user interface so i can take it out and about without the hassle of a laptop etc
I'd like to be able to set it up as a web SDR at my QTH so i can radio check myself when i'm out mobile
Waterfall display

So my question is what can people recommend?

Have been looking at the Malachite DSP SDR but am a bit confused as to what the score is with the firmware licensing, any other options I should be looking at in the sub 200 quid range?

Thanks in advance!
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Malahite 2 from original maker.
Can work as websdr, but needs PC running.
Those without PC to be online are without rest of features you require.
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Thanks ch25. Silly question maybe but I don't see a Malahite '2' listed just DSP SDR as per the below...

What is the score with the Chinese 'Malahit' ones on ebay assume theses are clones? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255029103011 ... SweGVg1aGG

I cant see the 2GHz ones available anywhere in the UK that look genuine.
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Yes, these are clones.
Buying clone, you must pay license fee for new firmware to original maker.
Chinese contains "full" firmware, but not possible to update - it's just cracked to unlock all features
Some info about DSP2: http://mini-whip.de/category/malahit-dsp2/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/malahitdsp
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Thanks for that I'll take a look.....
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