Tag Archives: SDR

Cross Country Wireless introduces an HF Upconverter

(Source: Southgate ARC) Cross Country Wireless have just released a HF Upconverter. This will allow HF or VHF SDR receivers such as the RTLSDR dongles, Funcube or our own SDR-4+ receiver to work on HF, LF and VLF. Unlike other … Continue reading

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Video: Build your own SDR

(Source: HamRadioNow via the Southgate ARC) “Need that title decoded? MDSR = Modulator/Demodulator Software Radio. DIY = Do It Yourself (DOH! I knew that), and SDR… can you guess? Yes! Software Defined Radio. OK? So, in this episode, Alex Schwarz VE7DXW will tell you … Continue reading

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Using the RTL2832U $20 SDR for HF & trunk-tracker scanning?

In response to our post on inexpensive SDRs based on the RTL2832U, Jeff Benedict writes: Here’s a website that has a lot of info on cheap SDR gear.  They have a write-up on an external board which adds HF capabilities.  I … Continue reading

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A very inexpensive Software Defined Radio based on the RTL2832U

Many thanks to Benn (AK4AV) for passing along this article from the IEEE which describes how a $20 USB digital TV antenna tuner can be transformed into an impressive, flexible software defined radio: http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/a-40-softwaredefined-radio The article incldes the following embedded video … Continue reading

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The 2013 Dayton Hamvention

Whew! Back from the 2013 Dayton Hamvention.  You may have noticed the lack of posts over the past week–this is just a hint of how incredibly busy I’ve been following this annual event. Every year that I go to the Dayton … Continue reading

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Confessions of an SDRaholic: when 4.5 terabytes is not enough

Alas, ever since I started using Software Defined Receivers (SDRs) last year, I’ve found that I fill up hard drives faster than I can buy them. As you may have noted, I like to make spectrum recordings–especially during the night-time … Continue reading

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SDR Touch: An Android-based software defined radio

Though not available for the shortwave bands, Google Play reviews are mostly positive for the new software defined radio application that will run on your Android phone or tablet: SDR Touch. According to the Google Play page, SDR Touch covers … Continue reading

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