Tag Archives: Software Defined Radio

An inexpensive Windows tablet for portable SDRs?

I’ve never been a fan of tablet PCs. I have an old Android tablet that I occasionally use to watch Netflix and read eBooks, but when I want to interact with a computer, I typically want the convenience of a … Continue reading

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Roundup of software defined radios

  Many thanks to several readers (including Mike and Greg) who have shared a link to RTL-SDR.com’s Roundup of Software Defined Receivers. The list gives an excellent, comprehensive overview of SDRs currently on the market. I encourage you to check … Continue reading

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SDRplay RSP: now $149 or £99

I just received the following tweet from @SDRplay: We’ve been able to reduce the SDRplay RSP price to $149 or £99 (approx €149 ) + tax/shipping. See http://www.sdrplay.com  I’ve just started reviewing the SDRplay RSP for the June 2015 issue … 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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