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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n12C9qwzVo
Yes, please let us know what you think, Dan! Inquiring minds! 🙂
Dommage encore un recepteur large bande
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.”
Please take note that it is Afedri, not Alfredi.
Ugh! Thank you so much! 🙂 I just edited the post and tags.