[amsat-bb] Re: Need Advice for SDR choice

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Mon Jan 3 15:50:06 PST 2011

At 11:04 PM 1/3/2011 +0000, gordonjcp at gjcp.net wrote:
>On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 14:26 -0700, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
> > You know what's really interesting to me about this. With a WX type
> > enclosure you could put the receiver right at the feedpoint of the antenna.
> >
> > Well, maybe not, I don't know what the maximum USb cable length can be.
> >
>I thought about doing it with a Softrock 6.2 Lite right at the
>feedpoint, and fed with phantom power over the audio cable...
>Gordon MM0YEQ

I was just thinking.  Placing the SDR at the antenna makes the setup only 
usable for reception.  You couldn't use the antenna for uplinking unless 
you added relays to switch the SDR in & out, but if you wanted a dedicated 
receive setup and had a separate setup for uplinking it would be 
interesting to compare mast mounted SDR with the in the shack receiving.


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