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Know what you mean, I have an S3 also and love it. But if something super comes along it would be hard to resist. The Sigma may still be a possibility. $10k would be a stretch for me.
On 5/18/2021 6:16:35 AM, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
There’s the mass market for hams / SWLs and the pro SIGINT / Military market. New, better, cheaper ADCs are being developed all the time, it’s really a question whether the new high-end designs are available for enthusiasts.
The main thing I’m looking forward to this year is the ELAD S3 downconverter, otherwise I have all I want.
Simon Brown, G4ELI
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Dodd
Sent: 18 May 2021 07:12
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] WinRadio for at least 15 MHz Instantaneous B/W
I can understand that. Can't keep up with progress. Some of the manufactures I've talked to have no interest in developing top end SDR's. Their market is the SWL and amateur markets. I know the chip producers have made a lot of progress but few companies have incorporated the new and improved chips into products. Hope that changes soon. Will keep watching to see what happens. Amazing times for SDR receivers.
On 5/18/2021 5:40:20 AM, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
WinRadio stuff will never be obsolete – I was amazed at the G31DDC performance. I expect that any new radio will work into the GHz range with converters, I also expect the price to be $10k+ if something like this is developed.
All I know is that something’s coming, my source has signed a NDA and I’ve promised to add support for any new WinRadio solutions.
To be honest most of the active SDR companies are developing a new radio – you can’t sit still.
That’s very interesting. Would be my luck to make a major purchase that’s obsolete before I get it. I’m going to make some phone calls tomorrow to see what I can find out if anything. So I’ll drag my feet on this. Thanks for the heads up Simon.
On May 18, 2021, at 1:24 AM, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
I’ve heard rumours of a new, amazing, ground-shattering radio from WinRadio which will appear in a few months. No more info I’m afraid, seems that it’s still very much under wraps.
OK. Appreciate the guidance. Sigma it is then. It’s definitely a major step but I agree it is the right way to go. Thank you for helping with this decision.
Hope all is going well for you.
On May 18, 2021, at 12:33 AM, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
The Sigma is the way to go. Sadly I had to send my unit back, I do miss it 😊 .
Another option is the ELAD S3, runs at 24MHz with ~20MHz alias-free bandwidth. The S3 is my most-used SDR as it covers HF and Band II for the Jazz and Classical stuff.
Simon Brown, G4ELI
Thanks Winston. The reason I asked about the WR-G35DDCi is because I think it’s cheaper than the Sigma. Unfortunately I don’t have exact price quotes but believe the G35DDCi is in the $4k range and I’m sure the Sigma is beyond that. I’m going to try to get some exact quotes soon.
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