Lazy Dog Engineering LD-1B2

The Lazy Dog Engineering LD-1B2 software defined shortwave receiver.

The LD-1B a general-coverage, 100 kHz – 30 MHz, USB-controlled shortwave receiver. The LD-1B2 comes with an installed USB isolator, which improves the noise floor (and sensitivity) by about 6 dB over previous LD models. The LD-1B2 is manufactured by Lazy Dog Engineering–a “mom and pop” manufacturer–in the USA and is available from their website. It is available in kit and fully assembled form.


  • Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz – 30 MHz
  • Sensitivity: 0.18 µV for 10 dB signal-to-noise ratio at 10 MHz
  • Image rejection: Comparable to Amateur-grade receivers
  • Overload Characteristics: Comparable to Amateur-grade receivers
  • Power Supply: 6 – 14 VDC “wall-wart” with 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm male connector, available seperately
  • Rear Panel: 3.5 mm stereo output jack, 3.5 mm stereo input jack (for planned transmitter module when available), 3.5 mm “stereo” accessory jack, USB mini-B for connection to host, SMA female antenna connector, and 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm coaxial female power connector (center positive).
  • Front Panel: Power switch (push-on, push off), green LED power indicator, red LED mute / transmit indicator
  • Dimensions: 1.1875 x 3.125 x 7.0 HWD (overall)


Manufacturer Product Page – Lazy Dog Engineering LD-1B2

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