Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Software Defined Radios with Ria Jairam, N2RJ.
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Tech Corner – Software Defined Radios
In this episode we talked with Ria Jairam, N2RJ about Software Defined Radios. SDR’s can view up to 30 MHz of bandwidth at one time. Some SDRs can show you a waterfall display for up to eight different frequency ranges at one time.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- FlexRadio Systems
- FlexRadio User Community
- Apache Labs – Anan Radios
- SunSDR Radio
- Icom 7300
- RTLSDR Radio
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West Mountain Radio
Do you have an old fashioned Analog Volt and Amp meter hooked to your station? Are you looking to find something that has more bells and whistles? Check out the West Mountain Radio PWRcheck.
The PWRcheck has eight display modes including voltage, current flow in either directions, wattage and amp-hours and will measure from 0-60V with 40A continuous load. It is accurate to within +/- 10mV and +/-10mA.
It has a backlit graphics LCD that will display data in digital, analog and bar graph formats. You can even monitor your backup battery with a programmable “gas gauge”.
The non-volatile memory stores more than 100,000 data points without power. That is nearly two and a half months worth of data @ 1 point per minute!
It has a USB computer interface for configuration and data download and you can program it to sound an alarm for overcurrent, over or under voltage and amp-hours.
The software that comes with it allows your to program every aspect of the PWRcheck operation such as data logging rate, display formats and alarm conditions. You can display current, voltage, wattage and amp-hours in real time. It has integrated charting software that automatically collects and displays data. All the data can bed downloaded and stored for later analysis!
If you enter the coupon code EHSUMMER you will get $50 off your purchase of the PWRcheck bringing it down to $134.95!
For more information on the PWRcheck and to learn how to get your free USB Port Monitor with your purchase, click here.
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