Photo of the new Elad FDM-S3

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rafman, who shares the following photos that were originally posted by Alberto (I2PHD) on the Elad email reflector. Alberto noted:

“Here it is…. shown for the first time today at the Montichiari Ham Fest. Price TBD….”

Many thanks, Rafman, for the tip!

We’ll continue to post FDM-S3 updates as they become available. I will also plan to review the FDM-S3 when it hits the market.

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8 thoughts on “Photo of the new Elad FDM-S3

  1. Cap

    Looks like a Mac Mini that’s had too much for lunch 🙂
    If it’s anything like the FDM-DUO or S2 it will be awesome.

  2. Bill the Cat

    Guess how nice your shortwave radio is, is coming down to how nice of resolution your monitor has. #RealRadiosGlowInTheDark

    1. Keith

      The S2 is the best communications receiver I’ve every used (FRG7, Drake R8A, various Grundig Satellits, Perseus SDR (and FM plus), Yamaha T85 (for FM dxng). Looking forward to the S3!

      1. Rafman

        I have had the same experience. I now own 4 Elads [2x S1s & 2x S2s] & an SDRplay & a Play2
        Once I got the S2, I sold my Perseus & have never looked back!
        I use both the native SW2 & more recently SDR Console v3 Preview…
        Since the DUOr never came to the US, I await this radio’s release so I can add it to my station!

        1. Keith

          I was one of the beta testers on the S2 and it will be interesting to see how my current desktop and laptop handle the load. I’m hoping for no hiccups recording the entire FM band but would be happy with half of it :). Last year on our annual FM dx trip I used the Airspy and S2 at the same time on my MSI laptop without a problem.

        2. Cap

          My only criticism of the FDM-SW2 software is the poorly designed interface/component/layout….compared to the likes of the Perseus GUI, it’s pants.
          I still have a FDM-S1 but use my RSP2 as the SDRUno interface, albeit basic is really usable compared to the Elad.

      1. 13dka

        This is mostly independent from screen size or resolution. At large baseband settings there is not much “detail” to behold anyway, because the spectrum/FFT resolution is usually decreasing in relation to the bandwidth . Display of a very wide baseband is only practical for bands that are populated with wide signals, like the FM, DAB, DVB or GSM bands. In other words, on bands like e.g. SW, a wide spectrum display is more of a scientific or statistical value, the FFT resolution does not increase with the screen resolution or size, narrowband details will be hard to spot on any monitor.


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