Tag Archives: Software Defined Radio

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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Using the Elad FDM-S2 on the $99 HP Stream 7 tablet

Regarding the Elad FDM-S2, Guy Atkins comments: “This week I bought an HP Stream 7 tablet from the local Microsoft Store for $99, and it runs my Elad FDM-S2 receiver great! This recently introduced tablet is the perhaps the lowest priced … Continue reading

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The SWLing Post 2014-2015 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

The following article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although many large government shortwave broadcasters are departing the shortwave radio scene, there’s no shortage of great products being introduced to it. Indeed, growth in … Continue reading

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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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