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What is Software Defined Radio (or SDR)? WikiPedia gives a definition...
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What is Software Defined Radio (or SDR)? Wikipedia gives a definition...
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio WikiPedia:What is Software Defined Radio?]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio Wikipedia:What is Software Defined Radio?]
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In the HF and ham world, it has appeared in 2 distinct phases; in use in high end amateur transceivers and
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In short: an SDR is a radio with no IF, Modulator, or Demodulator stages as we generally understand those terms: a receiving RF preamp feeds directly into a (''very'' fast) A-to-D converter, which is connected to a computer DSP/CPU to tune a signal and extract the modulated audio or data; on the transmit side, the CPU and DSP generate the modulation directly, and feed it to an RF power amp.
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receivers, and utilizing a PC as a controller, letting external software define how the SDR is addressed and  
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utilized.
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Please add any appropriate links for SDR here.
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In the HF and ham world, it has appeared in 2 distinct phases; in use in high end amateur transceivers and receivers, and utilizing a PC as a controller, letting external software define how the SDR is addressed and utilized.
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Please add any appropriate links for SDR here. The forum for this wiki can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/software-defined-radio/ here]
==Manufacturer/Distributor Links==
==Manufacturer/Distributor Links==
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* [http://www.eladit.net/elad_communications_equipments.php?prd=000001&lgn=EN Eladit FDM-77]
* [http://www.flex-radio.com/ Flex Radio home page]
* [http://www.flex-radio.com/ Flex Radio home page]
* [http://www.srl-llc.com/ SRK QuickSilver QS1R Receiver]
* [http://www.srl-llc.com/ SRK QuickSilver QS1R Receiver]
* [http://www.rfspace.com/RFSPACE/Home.html RFSpace Home page]  
* [http://www.rfspace.com/RFSPACE/Home.html RFSpace Home page]  
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* [http://www.kb9yig.com/ SoftRock Radio Kits]
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* [http://www.tentecwiki.org/doku.php?id=rx-340 TenTec RX340 DSP Receiver (wiki article)]
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* [http://www.tentecwiki.org/doku.php?id=rx-350d TenTec RX350D DSP Receiver (wiki article)]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/commrxvr.html Universal Radio SW Communications Rx page] includes several SDR radios
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/commrxvr.html Universal Radio SW Communications Rx page] includes several SDR radios
* [[WinRadio]]
* [[WinRadio]]
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==Reviews==
==Reviews==
===Receivers===
===Receivers===
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* [http://www.tentecwiki.org/doku.php?id=rx-350d TenTec RX350D DSP Receiver (wiki article)]
 
* From Dave's Radio Page
* From Dave's Radio Page
** [http://n9ewo.angelfire.com/rx340.html TenTec RX340]
** [http://n9ewo.angelfire.com/rx340.html TenTec RX340]
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===Computer Driven===
===Computer Driven===
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; Perseus
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* [http://www.naswa.net/journal/2008/05/equip052008#more-197 NASWA Review of the Perseus]
* [http://n9ewo.angelfire.com/perseus.html N9EWO Perseus Review]
* [http://n9ewo.angelfire.com/perseus.html N9EWO Perseus Review]
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* An additional review of the Perseus can be found in the September 2009 MT article by Larry Van Horn, 'Perseus Software Defined Radio - A Whole Universe of Listening Possibilities' pp.66-68
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; Other Receivers
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8 EHam review of many rxs, including SDR Radios]
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8 EHam review of many rxs, including SDR Radios]
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* [http://www.naswa.net/journal/2008/05/equip052008#more-197 NASWA Review of the Perseus]
 
* [http://www.uhf-satcom.com/sdr-iq/ UHF Satcom review of the SDR-IQ]
* [http://www.uhf-satcom.com/sdr-iq/ UHF Satcom review of the SDR-IQ]
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* [http://www.funcubedongle.com/?page_id=286 FunCube Dongle]
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==Software Support==  
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==Software Support==
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* [[Receiver Software Applications]]
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* [http://www.bonito.net/radiocom/  Bonito Radiocom]
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* [[Amateur Radio Transceiver Control]]
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**Supported radios are listed [http://www.bonito.net/service/make_radio_list.php3?language=en&R1=LB#HAM here]
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**Comments on EHam for this software can be found [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4610 here]  
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* [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/ Commander]
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** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/ DX Lab Yahoo group]
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** [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2211 eHam comments on Commander]
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* [http://www.rfspace.com/RFSPACE/CuteSDR.html CuteSDR Open Source Application]
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** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CuteSDR/ CuteSDR Yahoo Group]
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* [http://swldx.com/ Ergo]
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** Supported radios can be found [http://swldx.com/details.htm here]
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** The Yahoo mailing list for this software can be found [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ergoradio here]
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* [http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/Home.aspx Ham Radio Deluxe]
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** Comments on EHam about Ham Radio Deluxe can be found [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3498 here]
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* [http://www.hdsdr.de/ HDSDR]
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* [http://www2.plala.or.jp/hikokibiyori/soft/kgsdr/index_e.html KG-SDR]
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* [http://www.sm5bsz.com/linuxdsp/linrad.htm Linrad]
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* [http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/ Quisk]
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* [http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=11525 Rocky (for the Softrock)]
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* [http://www.shoc.ch/ Shoc]
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* [http://www.shortwavelog.com/ Shortwave Log]
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** The Yahoo group for this software can be found [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swlog_users/ here]; however it has its own extensive forums
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** EHam comments on this software can be found [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6406 here]
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* [http://www.sdr-radio.com/ SDR-Radio]
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* [http://www.moetronix.com/spectravue.htm SpectraVue]
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* [http://woodboxradio.com/studio1.html Studio1]
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* [http://www.radioctl.com/ SysLabs RadioControl]
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* [http://www.winradio.com/home/wavebase3.htm Wavebase3]
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* [http://www.winrad.org/ Winrad]
==Online Radios==
==Online Radios==
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* [http://www.sdr-radio.com/ SDR Radio.com]  
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* [http://www.sdr-radio.com/OnAirServersFree/tabid/186/language/en-US/Default.aspx SDR Radio.com]
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* [http://www.microtelecom.it/map/PerseusServers.html Perseus Servers]
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* [http://n3ujj.com/Online_Software_Defined_Radio.html N3UJJ On-Line Software Defined Radios for public use]
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==Tutorials==
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* [http://www.sdradio.eu/ The Weaksignals Home Page] of Alberto, I2PHD has the [http://www.sdradio.eu/doc/DgtlRcvrHbk43.pdf Software Defined Radio Handbook (Eighth Edition)] by [http://www.pentek.com Pentek].
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==Mailing Lists==
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; Yahoo Groups
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DDUtil/ DDUtil]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlexRadio/ Flex Radio]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/qs1r/ Quicksilver QS1R]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/perseus_SDR/ Perseus]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SDR14/ RFSpace SDR14]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/soft_radio/ SoftRadio]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/ SoftRock 40 Yahoo Group]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdr-radio-com/ SDR Radio.com]
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/newwinrad/ WinRad]
[[Category:HF Topics]]
[[Category:HF Topics]]

Revision as of 01:20, 12 April 2012

What is Software Defined Radio (or SDR)? Wikipedia gives a definition...

In short: an SDR is a radio with no IF, Modulator, or Demodulator stages as we generally understand those terms: a receiving RF preamp feeds directly into a (very fast) A-to-D converter, which is connected to a computer DSP/CPU to tune a signal and extract the modulated audio or data; on the transmit side, the CPU and DSP generate the modulation directly, and feed it to an RF power amp.

In the HF and ham world, it has appeared in 2 distinct phases; in use in high end amateur transceivers and receivers, and utilizing a PC as a controller, letting external software define how the SDR is addressed and utilized.

Please add any appropriate links for SDR here. The forum for this wiki can be found here

Contents

Manufacturer/Distributor Links

Reviews

Receivers

Computer Driven

Perseus
  • NASWA Review of the Perseus
  • N9EWO Perseus Review
  • An additional review of the Perseus can be found in the September 2009 MT article by Larry Van Horn, 'Perseus Software Defined Radio - A Whole Universe of Listening Possibilities' pp.66-68
Other Receivers

Software Support

  • Ergo
    • Supported radios can be found here
    • The Yahoo mailing list for this software can be found here
  • Shortwave Log
    • The Yahoo group for this software can be found here; however it has its own extensive forums
    • EHam comments on this software can be found here

Online Radios

Tutorials

Mailing Lists

Yahoo Groups

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