Tag Archive for SDR

Slight upgrade to K3

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I spent about 45 minutes this morning installing a KXV3A into my K3. This is the option that allows a second receive-only antenna and provides an IF output. My reason for adding it to the K3 has to do with the latter capability as I await the arrival of my Anan-10E from Apache Labs. As…

An Indian Apache (hmm)?! New SDR rig on the way

Anan-10E

After dabbling in the SDR world on the cheap for a couple of years I’ve finally bought what will be my first SDR transceiver. There were actually two decisions to be made – receiver vs. transceiver, and then which particular one to get. There are quite a lot of ways a licensed ham can benefit…

Portable SDR with built-in antenna analyzer

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As I read the web site and watch the embedded videos, I am of course interested in the technology described – but perhaps even more interesting is the age of the ham involved. We often hear about the “graying” of ham radio and I’ll be the first to agree with those who say that the hobby…

NOAA 15 satellite pass received

Screenshot of SDR# during reception

NOAA 15 made a pass over my QTH this morning with a maximum elevation of 35 degrees. Not ideal but I was surprised to start receiving the satellite’s signal on the very minute of its rise above the horizon. At this point, it was being received 2.5 kHz above the onboard transmit freq of 137.620 MHz…

QFH?

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“QFH?” means “Do you have a quadrifilar helicoidal?” As of this morning I am “QFH” and ready to receive NOAA weather satellites – in fact, I already have with the antenna indoors and propped against a wall. The resulting image is nothing to write home about but I have no doubt that once placed outside…

Am I hearing you on 20 meters?

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Thanks to a comment from Owen (no callsign noted) on a prior post, I was able to fairly easily get CW Skimmer to run based on inputs from the FCD+. This is the page that did it – thanks Owen. I say “fairly” easily because there are four places to input a desired frequency in…