Re: World Band HF+ Rumours


On 09/10/2017 06:13 PM, Paul Goelz wrote:
At 06:26 PM 9/10/2017, you wrote:
LOL .... it is called SDRPlay reason to wait :-)
What I have been waiting for is a portable battery powered all-in-one SDR / computer / display. I could of course cobble one together from my Dell 8" Windows tablet, OTG USB / power splitter and an SDR like my RSP2 but it would be nice to have something with some physical knobs for volume, tuning and function at least. The Elecraft KX3 with separate panoramic display is close but still A) expensive and B) not a single enclosure.


Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
You might want to look into the Yaesu 991A. It's a jewel of a radio--my friend W2BOB has one, and it's a wonder! And it has the spectrum analyzer and "waterfall" display, so it probably has the sdr circuitry inside, along with all the good stuff that a superhet has. It's a 100W radio on everything up to 432, except 222 or whatever it is now, so it is not, strictly speaking, a battery radio, but it could be a battery receiver, and with a car battery, it should work for a couple of hours on cw or ssb transmit. He told me he bought the radio somewhere in Utah or Nevada for a couple hundred less
than Amazon.

--doug, WA2SAY

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