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Author Topic: Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?  (Read 5516 times)

Offline loul

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Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?
« on: July 28, 2016, 0619 UTC »
I'm intrigued by this receiver - one which if I had more cash, and one was actually available, would be a hot contender for my next receiver... Does anyone know if SLC is still in existence? There seems to have been none available on their website for about a year or more. And if anyone who owns one would care to comment on its performance I'd be interested to hear.

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Re: Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 1808 UTC »
Dunno if they're still being made or serviced, but those I know who have a qs1 love them.
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Re: Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 1117 UTC »
here are some specs for a REV D unit from 2010.
https://qs1r.wikispaces.com/QS1R+Specifications

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Re: Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 1534 UTC »
Some time ago, maybe December 2015 (?), the QS1R designer Phil Covington posted on the QS1R_SDRMAX Yahoo group that a new version was in the works.   As I recall, he reported that he had been in bad health for quite a while but that it was improving.   The new model was to be better and less expensive.   I just looked through some of the old posts and could not find his posting but there were a lot of posts from others asking him for details.   Maybe someone can find that original posting - I think it was in the middle of a thread.  It would sure be interesting if it gets produced eventually, most current QS1R owners seem very pleased with it!   
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Re: Is the QS1R SDR manufacturer still around?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2016, 2142 UTC »
Update: I received this email today:

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in the QS1R and the upcoming SRL-TWO.

I am in the process of getting CE and FCC approval and when that is
done I will be able to put it into production.  This, of course, took
longer than anticipated.  I am hoping by September.

Regards,

Philip A Covington
Software Radio Laboratory LLC

 

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