Category Archives: Software Defined Radio

Pulling Radio Santa Cruz out of the interference

I recorded Radio Santa Cruz early this morning around 05:00 UTC on 6,135 kHz using the TitanSDR I currently have under review. Radio Santa Cruz‘s 10 kW signal from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was very much audible here in North America, though RSC was competing with … Continue reading

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The Quadrus SDR: A New Military-Grade Software Defined Radio Receiver

Dr. Bertalan Eged of Spectrafold Technologies recently contacted me regarding a new military grade SDR they’ve produced: the Quadrus SDR. Today is the Quadrus official release. The Quadrus SDR has phase-coherent multi-channel capabilities with up to 16 channels, which means that it … Continue reading

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23 January 2015: A Friday morning 31 meter band scan

This morning, I tuned around the 31 meter band and was surprised with favorable propagation out of Asia (see spectrum waterfall above–click to enlarge). I started logging a few stations, but the effort quickly turned into a full band scan/survey.  I logged everything … Continue reading

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Excellent website dedicated to the RTL-SDR

SWLing Post reader, Mike, writes: Check this website – not only does it cover RTL dongles, but others as well as Airspy… http://www.rtl-sdr.com/ Many thanks, Mike. The depth of RTL-SDR.com is most impressive. They seem to post near daily updates … Continue reading

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Video: Controlling the Elad FDM-S2 SDR with the HP Stream 7 tablet

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, who shares the following video demonstrating how the Elad FDM-S2 can be controlled with the $99 HP Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet PC: You can read more about Guy’s FDM-S2/HP Stream 7 setup in … Continue reading

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Elad FDM-S2: Eric’s method of mitigating strong local signals

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Eric Cottrell, who writes: “Thanks for your excellent review of the Elad FDM-S2. I bought one and received it yesterday. I tried out the software earlier this week by downloading 4GB of sample files … Continue reading

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A review of the Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. At the Dayton Hamvention this year, I made it a special point to check out the Italian radio manufacturer, Elad. Although I’ve known about Elad … Continue reading

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