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Author Topic: Taking the SDR plunge  (Read 4038 times)

rdla4

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Taking the SDR plunge
« on: April 11, 2013, 0027 UTC »
I just ordered an RF Space SDR IQ today. Hope to have it in place Monday. This may push the o;d Panasonic RF4900 off the DX Desk

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Re: Taking the SDR plunge
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 0034 UTC »
Nice!!  Congrats, I hope you enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying my new Afedri.  We expect a full report once you get it.

Steve
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Re: Taking the SDR plunge
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 0022 UTC »
How do you like the Afedri? Been watching that one for a while.
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Re: Taking the SDR plunge
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 0034 UTC »
Hi Skeezix,

I only have my hf transciever to compare it to, but so far its proven to be a great performer for it's cost.  To get lan connectivity at this price is pretty impressive.  My ole knwd ts 870 has a sweet rcvr and with the little comparing I've done, I give the knwd an edge, but it should be better I suppose, it was nearing the $3,000 mark when new.

So, I'd say for $250, it's quite a good value. 

Steve
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rdla4

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Re: Taking the SDR plunge
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 2311 UTC »
Well, I have had this since Monday. I am still getting used to tuning around with the thing. I have been using the stock SpectraVue, SDR-radio, CuteSDR and SDR#.

I have not really settled on which one I like the best.

The cool thing----seeing that swath of spectrum, and being able to go there quickly! The poor old Sat 800 has been off for the first time in several years!

 

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