RTL-SDR’S WITH THE R820T2 TUNER AND 2X TELESCOPIC ANTENNA

R820T2 RTL-SDRs on Amazon.com (currently for US customers only sorry!) and are currently running a $2 off promotional sale which will expire January 31, or until the first batch of stock runs out. Compared to the other choices our RTL-SDR Blog branded units come with several improvements which we list below.

  • Use of the R820T2 tuner which has been shown to have slightly better noise performance and give better SNR compared to the standard R820T chip.
  • Use of improved component tolerances which help the circuit to operate at its optimum.
  • Use of a surface mount 28.8 MHz oscillator instead of the “can” type. We believe this will reduce the PPM offsets to below 30 in most dongles, but note we can not guarantee this.
  • Improved “full braid” coax cable on the antenna base which has significantly lower loss compared to the coax used on other brand RTL-SDR stock antennas.
  • Comes with 2 x telescopic antennas. 1 x 9.5 cm to 31.5 cm telescopic antenna and 1 x 20 cm to 1.5 m telescopic antenna. Great for beginners to receive a wider range of frequencies without buying extra antennas.
  • No IR LED. The IR LED is useless for SDR operation and the long legs on the LED may pick up interference.
Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

ANAN-200D HF+6M 100W ALL MODE SDR TRANSCEIVER

ANAN-200D HF + 6M 100W ALL MODE SDR
ANAN-200D HF + 6M 100W ALL MODE SDR

ANAN-200D HF + 6M 100W ALL MODE SDR

1034_1047_2 1034_1048_3The ANAN-200D is The most powerful Amateur Radio Transceiver available today, it builds on the very successful OpenHPSDR Hermes and the Apache Labs Angelia designs and offers unprecedented performance/functionality not available in any other HF/6M radio transceiver.

There are many firsts that the ANAN-200D/Orion introduces in the HF radio space, like the ANAN-100D this is a dual phase coherent receive system with an extremely robust and sensitive front end and opens up possibilities of applications such as Diversity reception.

All major controls and settings such as PTT/Mic/Bias/External reference switching is under software control or automated, hence this is an ideal platform for those who would like a consumer plug & play SDR solution.

The ANAN-200D/Orion has been designed keeping in mind advanced applications and uses the largest FPGA in any commercially available Amateur Radio SDR, the current implementation uses less than 35% of the resources and has more than adequate headroom for the future applications.

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

SmartSDR for Windows

SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

RackMulti smartsdr SmartSDR-4pans-1wideThe Next Generation SDR software for the Next Generation SDR

SmartSDR™ for Windows sets a new bar for visual radio display and interactive control.  Following the simple is better rule, we built a new graphical user interface that is easy to learn and instinctual to use.  Multiple high-definition, real-time spectral displays are at the heart of the SmartSDR experience.  Intuitive controls are hidden from view to minimize clutter yet are instantly available when needed.

SmartSDR is the core of the Signature Series family, organizing all of the signal processing power in the FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios into an advanced reusable framework.  First the receiver subsystems including preselectors, preamplifiers and digitizers in the FLEX-6000 are virtualized as reusable hardware blocks called Spectral Capture Units (SCUs) with specific capabilities.  SmartSDR understands the capabilities of each SCU and how to harness its power.

What distinguishes SmartSDR is the simplification of these advanced concepts into an elegant graphical user interface that places the operator in complete control.  Want to create an additional Panadapter to watch for possible 10m band openings?  No problem, simply click to add the Panadapter and SmartSDR directs everything from the advanced signal processing software down to the filters in the SCU to form an optimized receiver.  Want to decode all of the CW signals on 40m while working DX on 20m?  It’s just a few clicks away with SmartSDR and one of many SmarSDR open API enabled applications.


SmartSDR for Windows

 

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300