Tag Archives: Software Defined Radio

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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A review of the WiNRADiO WR-G31DDC “Excalibur” software defined radio (SDR)

I confess, I’m one of those shortwave radio listeners who has always believed the best tabletop radio is one that looks like a radio–a radio with knobs, buttons, a digital or analog display, and one sole purpose in life: to tune … Continue reading

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Using and setting up the Alinco DX-R8T/E receiver as an SDR (software defined radio)

Some time ago, I posted a review of the Alinco DX-R8T–a surprisingly capable, flexible and affordable dedicated tabletop receiver.  In that review, I explored its capabilities as a tabletop unit, and was favorably impressed. But I knew then that one … Continue reading

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Advances in Software Defined Radios could (will) change our wireless world

Note that I’m not speaking strictly of the HF spectrum here. But mark this:  a radio revolution is, right now, in the making. ARS Technica just last week published an article entitled, “How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless” in which … Continue reading

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A Review of the Bonito 1102S RadioJet 24 bit IF Receiver

At the Dayton Hamvention this year, I met Dennis Walter, who is with Bonito, German manufacturer of the 1102S RadioJet. Dennis was kind enough to loan us a radio for review on SWLing.com. I have been evaluating the Bonito 1102S … Continue reading

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Universal Radio has priced the Bonito 1102S RadioJet very competitively

Universal Radio has published the price of the Bonito 1102S RadioJet at $699.95 US and they are taking orders. Universal’s price is  $300 less than that of the Microtelecom Perseus ($999.95 US) and the $200 less than the WinRadio Excalibur ($899.95 US). … Continue reading

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