I just noticed the black box ICOM computer controlled receiver. This is perfect for our Satellite LAB at school. I can even put the receivers near the roof, and run very long control cables without having to worry about RF line loss. BUT I have been burned before, by "scanner" type technology. At a price of $499 and .1 to 1300 MHz, this sounds like a "scanner". Last such radios (RCI-255?) had IF's that were so non-flat as to be useless for any digital work on any mode FM or SSB for the amateur satellites. Also, where would you hook up the UP/DN connections for a PSK modem for tuning doppler? Is the serial control interface fully specified so you can write your own software? I would like a good professonal appraisal before I buy again... Anyone have one of these? Are there other such black-box radios? (I do NOT want an internal PC card radio).