[amsat-bb] Re: Anybody use a Soft66ADD SDR?

Owen B. Mehegan owen at nerdnetworks.org
Wed Feb 10 11:38:51 PST 2010

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> Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:35:19 -0500
> From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Anybody use a Soft66ADD SDR?
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> Found this today, look interesting.  Prices are quite reasonable (if
> not cheap).  Performance is the question..  I suppose the quality of
> the system sound card is a big issue.
> Anybody here own one or seen one in use?
> How about piping a 10.7 MHz IF into it for VHF/UHF?
> http://zao.jp/radio/soft66ad/
> --
> Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

A friend of mine just bought and assembled one. He said that the instructions
were pretty poor... the parts list and schematic didn't always match up and he
had to do a fair amount of head-scratching (and I think bang-head-on-desk-ing)
to get it built. He was not impressed with that aspect. I haven't yet heard
how well it's working as a radio. I'll ask him and let you know.

Owen B. Mehegan (KJ6AKQ)

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