This was my first SDR, built in December 2008, and was quite a surprise for me, as it received beautifully.
I got it as a kit from Tony KB9YIG:
I carefully assembled it:
and mounted it inside a recycled Ethernet switch box, as you can see here:
Here you have a sample of reception with Rocky program:
So that was my beginning with SDRs!
73 JOSE EB5AGV