The Software Defined Radio (SDR) at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014   Leave a comment

Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio

Dennis W6DQ displayed his Flex 1500 software defined radio with 10 GHz and 24 GHz transverters. There were many questions about SDRs and many visitors were surprised to learn ham radio operators have this technology. But this is another example of what radio hams are using these days. The system Dennis showed is actually three systems in one: The SDR, which is being used as the “intermediate system,” and transverters (transmitter-receiver-converters) for 10 GHz and 24 GHz microwave ham radio. The posters briefly explain the transverter system:

Dual band 10-24 GHz SDR 1

Dual band 10-24 GHz SDR 2

IMG_0016 - kh6wz - W6DQ Maker Faire 2014

 

 

The SDR is a Flex-1500, made by FlexRadio Systems

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