Thanks ALL of you giving you comments and suggestions. I kept a tally sheet to see which showed up the most. Of course, it's like "which car do you like question." (smile) Seriously, your answers have been helpful.
Generally, I like a "table top" type radio as compared to the smaller mobile units. That's just MY "druthers."
Zach, I appreciate you input on the FunCube Pro +. I do not have one, but have played with the other cheaper types and several software packages. Currently, I have settled with a SDRPlay RSP. What is the advantage(s) of the FunCube dongle?
Again, thanks to everyone chipping in with their 2 cents. It helps me, maybe others lurking.