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Author Topic: Sound card for SDR  (Read 2029 times)

Offline jordan

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Sound card for SDR
« on: February 22, 2014, 1530 UTC »
Is this the right sound card to buy for use with an SDR?

It has a 192-kHz sampling rate, which I understand to be the most important spec.

I have an Intel D915PCY motherboard with a 2.8GHz Pentium-4 and 4GB of PC4200 (533MHz) memory.
I am running Windows XP with SP3 on that computer.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 1643 UTC by jordan »

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Re: Sound card for SDR
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 1642 UTC »
At $70 for that sound card, and at least as much or more for a soft rock type radio, you're already more than half way to an AFEDRI.

My two cents, anyway.
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