The pSDR – portable SDR transceiver
Now available. This is a QRP 5 watts only HF transceiver 0 – 30 Mhz. It’s an open source Portable HF SDR Transceiver made by Mike Colton (KE7HIA). Named the PSDR. Ah, I forget: it has also 144 MHz band. The transceiver base his force on the CPU ARM 168MHz, colour display, and an innovative interface. Vector Network Analysis (which includes antenna analysis) and GPS functions are included.
The PSDR radio recently won 3rd place in the 2014 International Hack a Day prize competition and has now launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $60,000 to make the jump into manufacture.
Michael colton in his last interview, declared: I’m an avid backpacker and radio enthusiast. To me there is something exciting about making contact with others from remote locations where cell phones and the internet can’t reach. I wanted an advanced radio that was ideally suited to tough environments.
That meant I it needed to be very compact, integrated, and durable. As an engineer, I wanted an open platform that really takes advantage of the hardware and has the potential to grow and be used for other applications.
There are numerous, excellent radios out there, but none offered the combination I wanted. The best radios are closed source, larger, and expensive, while most open designs are very basic and lacking in flexibility.”
… soon available.
Available on the market since next Spring. Be aware this is a “beta version” with only few milliwatts as output. Speakers, not functionally working. Next step, Michael said, will be to increase power up to 4 watts at least. Click down here on the arrow to see a full complete review on PSDR HF transceiver 🙂
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