The San Diego DX Club

An ARRL Affiliated Club






Next Regular Meeting:


July 27, 2016


"Stand-alone Software Defined Radio (SDR) Receivers"


Randy Standke, KQ6RS


Standalone software defined radio (SDR) receivers are useful for seeing where any activity is over an entire band.  Tuning to listen to a frequency of interest is as easy as just clicking on it.  This is much more effective for finding that interesting station calling CQ than rotating your dial up and down the band, hoping to be on frequency at just the right time.

One option is to go out and buy that FlexRadio system you have been dreaming about.  However, there is an easy and low cost alternative if you are not ready to do that just yet, and for the time being would be happy adding the capability of watching an entire band.  Just use the SDR receiver for listening, and switch to your existing transceiver when you want to talk.  This will only cost you around $150 for the receiver, plus around another $100 if you want your transceiver to track the SDR frequency and automatically switch the antenna.  I will present how I did this with just a basic Icom IC-718 transceiver.


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Meetings are normally held the fourth Wednesday of the month
(except the month of December)

at the Sizzler Steak House
3755 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite S.
San Diego, CA 92123


Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM
Meeting: 6:30 PM


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