QSO Today KB9YIG SoftRock SDR creator
After a career in electronics engineering, Tony Parks, KB9YIG, returned to ham radio, after thirty years, to find it very different than when he first started in the 1950s. Upon returning in 2000, Tony discovered software defined radio or SDR, where he saw an opportunity to build starter kits for HF SDR receivers that became the Softrock SDR kits. Tony joins Eric, 4Z1UG to discuss SDR and Softrock.
KB9YIG is now selling kits as Five Dash Inc.
Quadrature Detector – detector used in SDR radios.
Raspberry Pi softrock receiver
Softrock Android app – VK3TWO’s SDR website
PCB Express – free schematic capture and board layout software.
For Electronic Parts:
FST3253 8 channelrf switch- used in SoftRock for band switching
PowerSDR Software by Flex Radio – software that can be downloaded and used with the SoftRock radios.
Softrock SDR at FiveDash, Inc.
Softrock Yahoo Group
SoftRock Pages. Initial Configuration
Additional SoftRock Links
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