Archive for tag: software defined radio


January 9, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Earlier tonight, I noticed that CW traffic on 40m picked way up. You get an interesting view of the band conditions when you can tune 100Khz at a time: Even with my own wimpy antenna, it was hopping pretty good.

New gadget in the shack: an RFSPACE SDR-IQ

January 4, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I got a new gadget in the mail today: an SDR-IQ from It’s a cute little gadget: a general purpose receiver that can deliver the quadrature signals for any 192Khz of the spectrum anywhere from 100Hz (yes, Hz) to 30Mhz. It is a small black box, with only three connectors: a USB, a […]