My new toy this week is a software defined radio, or SDR, from WinRadio in Australia. I found this one locally used for $650. Not cheap but new they are considerably more. This is a quick test of the radio on 6.0 MHz with Radio Havana Cuba coming in via a random length wire I … Read more
Looking for an inexpensive shortwave radio? Maybe a newer model with DSP technology such as the Kchibo KK-9803? Do not buy this radio says SWLing.com, who have just published their review of the Kchibo KK-9803 shortwave radio. “If you really want a DSP radio with an analog face, spend an extra $6 and purchase the … Read more
The next toy I am really eyeing for the shack is the Excalibur from Winradio. The WiNRADiO WR-G31DDC ‘EXCALIBUR’ is a high-performance, low-cost, direct-sampling, software-defined, shortwave receiver with a frequency range from 9 kHz to 50 MHz. This true SDR receiver includes a real-time 50 MHz-wide spectrum analyzer and 2 MHz-wide instantaneous bandwidth available for recording, demodulation and further … Read more
Here is a short video of the Radio Bulgaria as received in Ontario, Canada on 9700 kHz.The receiver being used is a JRC NRD-545 DSP shortwave receiver.
Here’s a video of my latest ham shack configuration, having just recently added two new rigs. Equipment: JRC NRD-545 Icom 756 Pro Flex 3000 SDR Icom IC-7000 Icom 27H Yaesu FT-530 Wouxun KG-UVD1P MFJ tuner & antenna phasing unit