Tag Archives: Software Defined Radio

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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Update: Bonito 1102S RadioJet has FCC approval

I just received the word from Dennis at Bonito. The Bonito 1102S RadioJet SDR (software defined receiver) now has FCC approval.  This means that the RadioJet will be available for purchase in the US. We will be reviewing the RadioJet … Continue reading

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List price of Bonito 1102S RadioJet for US

Universal Radio has published the “List Price” of the Bonito 1102S RadioJet at  $784.00 US. This could make the RadioJet a very strong competitor to other SDRs on the market in North America. The list price (not necessarily the final … Continue reading

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