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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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Best application for the SDR-IQ on a MacBook Air?

I’m plotting travels soon and plan to take my RF Space SDR-IQ along for the ride. I’ve noted a number of excellent open source applications that work with the SDR-IQ, but many of them don’t work on the Mac OS … Continue reading

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