The Hermes-Lite SDR: an open source HF transceiver based on a broadband modem chip

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Pete Eaton, who writes:

Don’t know if you are familiar with this project, a full blown 5 watt HF SDR Transceiver for less than $300!

No sound cards, DUC/DDC architecture.

Here’s the project description by Steve Haynal via YouTube:

The Hermes-Lite is a low-cost direct down/up conversion software defined amateur radio HF transceiver based on a broadband modem chip and the Hermes SDR project. It is entirely open source and open hardware, including the tools used for design and fabrication files. Over 100 Hermes-Lite 2.0 units have been successfully built.

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Click here to view this presentation on YouTube.

Fascinating! Thank you for sharing, Pete!

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2 thoughts on “The Hermes-Lite SDR: an open source HF transceiver based on a broadband modem chip

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  2. Adam

    Well, heck, I just got my amateur license (technician) and am looking at a good SDR Transciever. $300 is right in my wheelhouse.. I still need to learn a bit more about them! This looks interesting though?

    Might there be a review in the future?

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