Check out the Afedri LAN-IQ SDR: a new stand-alone touch screen SDR

LAN-IQ SDR rev1.0 (Source: Alfredi SDR-Net)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following video from Fernando Duarte highlighting the new Alfredi LAN-IQ SDR:

I can’t wait to check out Fenu’s full review of the LAN-IQ when it is posted on his excellent website. The screen seems to be very responsive and layout well thought through.

The Afedri website notes the following features and specifications:

  • 30 kHz to 1700.00MHz continuous frequency range
  • Direct sampling
  • DDC – Digital Down-Conversion
  • 12- bit 76.8 MSPS A/D conversion
  • Stand Alone mode (AM, CW, SSB, NFM, WFM stereo, BPSK, QPSK demodulators)
  • Up to 2.2MHz recording and processing bandwidth
  • Waterfall display functions, when used with appropriate software
  • Recording and playback, when used with appropriate software
  • Sensitivity –  MDS -136 dBm at 500Hz bandwidth (0.03MHz-35MHz)
  • Sensitivity –  MDS -143.5 dBm at 500Hz bandwidth (50MHz-435Mhz)
  • USB 2.0 (Full Speed) interface
  • LAN interface for remote access
  • Compatible with: Linrad, Winrad, HDSDR, Studio1,  SDR Console (SDR-radio), CuteSDR, SdrDX, Quisk, PowerSDR_mrx
  • Powered from USB or external power supply 7-10VDC
  • Dimensions 120mm deep x 78mm wide x 27mm high
  • Unit cost – $339

The LAN-IQ can be connected to a PC via USB or Ethernet (at a 2400 kHz sample rate).

The Afedri website also has a few videos of the LAN-IQ in operation:

As you might have noted, the encoder knob seen in Fenu’s video is not standard but can be added at an additional cost and extended lead time. If I were to order the LAN-IQ, I would want the encoder knob as well.

Also, note that due to Covid-19 affecting the supply chain, Afedri SDR informs me that LAN-IQ availability will be adversely affected. If you would like to order a LAN-IQ, contact Afedri SDR via their website.

Click here to check out the LAN-IQ and all specs at Afedri SDR-Net.

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11 thoughts on “Check out the Afedri LAN-IQ SDR: a new stand-alone touch screen SDR

  1. Jani Heikkinen

    I got my lan iq sdr a few weeks ago and I love it. I made a small backpack with my antenna attached to it and all batteries inside. I just take Lan IQ outside when listening to something. Perfect portable device. I got mine with the optical enoder included, afterwards I swapped to button to a bigger one and having the option was definitely worth it…. makes operating so much easier. Also added a clip on top of the device to hold the pen. Next I will probably add an attachment for a neckstrap. Only thing I would hope is even more different digital modes included.

  2. Terry

    After receiving an email from Afedri regarding this unit, I will not be getting the tuning knob option. I’m thinking the alternative might be an external tuning knob operated via software.

  3. Daniel Robinson

    I hope to be able to try out the Afedri stand-alone in coming days or weeks when one arrives here. The latest comparison by Fernando is an interesting one, in which he tests the Afedri and a Malahit SDR side by side. Unclear so far whether or from where the Malahit is or will be available. It’s viewable at:

  4. Joe Patti KD2QBK

    On the Afedri email list a few days ago, Alex noted that the encoder knob, while available, is not ideal or recommended as it is detented, and each detent is 2 places, not one.

    He says: “2.1 Present moment the only tuning knob that I can install per user request – it is mechanical EC11 type encoder, that has DETENTS and also has 2 pulses per detent. Yes it is not the best solution, but this encoder at least has increased durability, in distinguish to multiple other no-detent encoders that have life span limited by 30000 turns… Even with mechanical encoder that I can install I cannot promise that it will last 1 year of warranty that I give to LAN-IQ SDR.”


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