[amsat-bb] Cross Country SDR Sentry 10
les at highnoonfilm.com
Thu Aug 7 08:49:25 UTC 2014
Yes, I've tracked the Blade RF closely...but I think you've answered
your own question. To use the device on 2 Meters or lower, you need
downconverters...and the output power level is too low to drive most
amps. Basically, it's an engineer's tool, but not well suited for
operators. Ditto for the HackRF.
The Cross Country Sentry promises to drive brick amplifiers without
intermediate stages, and excellent performance on all the amateur VHF
bands due to bandpass filtering. To be a true "game changer", a product
must not only be a technical marvel, but it must be popular in the
marketplace. It remains to be seen if any of these products will reach
that standard, but an inexpensive all-in-one VHF/UHF SDR transceiver
would certainly be in demand.
Time will tell.
On 8/6/2014 5:25 PM, Stefan Wagener wrote:
> Did you look at the Blade RF?
> With available downconverter and full duplex! It is already a game
> changer and being used.
> Also, the HackRF is shipping now.
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com
> <mailto:les at highnoonfilm.com>> wrote:
> If true, this would provide the first SDR with output on 6 Meters,
> 2 Meters, 222, 432, and 1.2 GHz. This would be a real game-changer
> for VHF weak signal operators, and provide enough drive for most
> amps. Can't wait to learn more about this product.
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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