Category Archives: Software Defined Radio

Android tablet SDRs?

SWLing Post reader, Philip, writes with the following question: “I want to know if you are aware of any good shortwave receivers that can be used on an Android tablet.” I am aware of the Android SDR application, SDR Touch (see image … Continue reading

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Hamfest find: Griffin Technology PowerMate Controller

A few weeks ago, I attended the WCARS hamfest in near Waynesville, North Carolina. I walked out of that hamfest carrying way more goods than I had intended to purchase (more on that in a future post–!). One of the … Continue reading

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The SDRplay RSP now has gapless coverage

Jon Hudson with SDRplay has just informed me that they’ve released the latest version of the SDRplay RSP’s API and EXTIO which, among other things, removes the previous frequency gap between 380 MHz to 420 MHz. This is brilliant news for those of you … Continue reading

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Radio Serbia International recording and final farewell

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “Mutezone,” who writes: “I want to share a link to a video of Radio Serbia International’s English service recorded on the 4th of July 2015… […]I have been monitoring for RSI during the last … Continue reading

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The Siru Innovatios SDR20 adds new features

Many thanks to Jarkko Mäkivaara with Siru Innovations who writes with the following update: We have added some new features to our SDR20 portable radio! Please see the video [below] for a demonstration of the following features: * Smooth zoom in FFT/waterfall … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil’s radio articles: portable SDR and pocket DX

SWLing Post reader, Dr. Phil, recently contacted me regarding a collection of articles he’s written about DXing and radio modifications. His site actually has a number of useful articles that I’ll plan to convert to future posts, with his permission. I … Continue reading

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LondonShortwave: “Scanning the skies”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, LondonShortwave, who shared (via Twitter) this video with recordings made with his portable SDR in a London park: Brilliant recordings, LS, and amazingly QRM-free! You can follow LondonShortwave on his blog and via Twitter.

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