Category Archives: Software Defined Radio

Guest Post: London Shortwave’s guide to mitigating urban radio interference

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, London Shortwave, who is kindly sharing this guest post–a brilliant article he recently posted on his own website. I’m very grateful: one of the most common questions I’m asked by readers is how to cope … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Outlet now distributing the SDRplay RSP

(Source: SDRplay Facebook Page) SDRplay is pleased to announce Ham Radio Outlet as our exclusive authorized distributor in North America. Right now initial stocking quantities are in place at 10 of their 13 stores nationwide and we plan to stock … Continue reading

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Elad FDM-S2 on sale $499 US

While browsing the Elad website, I noticed an End of Summer sale on their US retail page. The sale includes one of my favorite sub-$1000 SDRs–the Elad FDM-S2–priced at $499 US (originally $580). If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing … Continue reading

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A very simple mod for your PowerMate controller

After publishing the post about my PowerMate USB controller, Mike Ladd replied on Facebook: “Do what I did a couple of years ago and add a lobster claw rubber band to the [PowerMate] tuning wheel.” In case you’re not familiar, … Continue reading

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Using synchronous detection and notch filter to eliminate het noise

A few days ago, I tuned to 9,420 kHz and found a relatively strong signal from the Avlis transmitter site of the Voice of Greece. The broadcast was quite clear until a heterodyne (het) tone popped up out of nowhere. … Continue reading

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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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