Tag Archives: Software Defined Radio

PortableSDR: The Holy Grail of portable SDR transceivers?

Many thanks to my buddy, Bennett Kobb (AK4AV), who shares information about the PortableSDR, one of five finalists in The Hackaday Prize. PortableSDR creator, Michael R Colton, describes his project on Hackaday: “The PSDR is a completely stand-alone (no computer needed), compact, … Continue reading

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Capturing spectrum and logging band openings last night

Last night, band conditions were superb above 7 MHz. Both the 31 and 25 meter bands seemed crowded with stations; for a moment, it felt like a true solar peak. This morning, solar flares have dampened down the excitement but I … Continue reading

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The Japan Radio Company NRD-383 SDR carries a hefty price tag

Many thanks to Dave Zantow (N9EWO) who relays this info regarding the new NRD-383 via Takahito Akabayashi: [The JRC] NRD-383 is sold by “Defense Systems Sale Division” of JRC, so this SDR receiver is especially for military use. The price is more than … Continue reading

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Chrome Remote Desktop: another application choice

In response to my post about SWLing in a hospital waiting room via TeamViewer, Stephen Cooper comments: “Google Chrome Remote Desktop also works well for this. [Click here to download] Allows me to listen to my Elad when I am … Continue reading

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Shortwave listening in a hospital lobby

This morning, at 6:00 am, I had to take a friend to the hospital for a scheduled (minor) operation. The hospital waiting room is spartan for a projected three hour wait, but the complimentary wi-fi Internet is quite speedy. I had planned to catch … Continue reading

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Japan Radio Company (JRC) announces a new SDR receiver: the NRD-383

Dave Zantow (N9EWO) writes: Sungchul Cho informs us that JRC has listed a new HF SDR Receiver on the web site. The new NRD-383 is a direct sampling, 2 channel with digital IQ data output with width up to 10 … Continue reading

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London Shortwave refines his tablet-based portable SDR

One of the great things about the SWLing Post is that readers share their varied–and highly creative–methods of playing radio.  A few weeks ago, SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, shared his portable SDR set-up with us; he uses this outdoors to … Continue reading

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