SDR Ham Radio Receiver Kit


To All,

Elektor magazine has just reduced the price of their Software Defined Radio (SDR) kit by 24%, it is now $61.12.  The kit includes an SDR USB dongle, dipole antenna, cables, and the book Raspberry PI for Radio Amateurs.

Receive radio signals between 500 kHz to 1.75 GHz from stations utilizing different bands including MW/SW/LW broadcast, ham radio, utility, air traffic control, etc.  Check the link above for additional details.  This makes for a very inexpensive radio receiver.

This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, electronic engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi to build electronic projects. The book is suitable for the full range of beginners through old hands at ham radio. Step-by-step installation of the operating system is described with many details on the commonly used Linux commands. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is required to understand and modify the projects given in the book. Example projects developed in the book include a station clock, waveform generation, transistor amplifier design, active filter design, Morse code exerciser, frequency counter, RF meter, and more. The block diagram, circuit diagram, and complete Python program listings are given for each project, including the full description of the projects.

Besides wide coverage of RTL-SDR for amateur radio, the book also summarizes the installation and use instructions of the following ham radio programs and software tools you can run on your Raspberry Pi: TWCLOCK, Klog, Gpredict, FLDIGI, DIRE WOLF, xcwcp, QSSTV, LinPsk, Ham Clock, CHIRP, xastir, and CQRLOG.

Richard Meyer - W8CNY
TLARC President

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