Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: What Non-FlexRadio SDR Would you suggest?  (Read 2355 times)
AB2YC
Member

Posts: 54




Ignore
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:20:26 PM »

I have a Flex-1500 but upgraded to a different radio (different manufacturer) and pretty much shelved the Flex-1500.

I like the concept of SDR and have toyed with getting another. Who is currently making a
160-6 Meter, 100 watt class, SDR that has a 10MHz Ref input, and able to use transverters?

Thank you



« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 02:26:04 PM by AB2YC » Logged
PJ2BVU
Member

Posts: 117




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 05:25:53 PM »

Have a look at the ANAN-100
https://apache-labs.com/index.php

Jean-Claude PJ2BVU
Logged
KA4POL
Member

Posts: 2197




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 09:43:21 PM »

I would consider the http://www.sunsdr.com/en/products/9-transceiver/33-the-ducddc-hvvhfsunsdr2-transceiver.html
Logged
AB7R
Member

Posts: 162




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 08:37:53 AM »

It's not 100W, rather 20W, but I have REALLY enjoyed using the SunSDR2.  The software is great, lots of intuitive features that work well.  I have tried the ANAN, Flex 6700, QS1R and enjoy this SDR the most so far.

I recently ordered the Hardrock 50 amp to use as an IPA to fully drive my quadra when I want more than 20W.  I should be able to configure this for automatic band changes to follow the radio via sharing the CAT data going to an Elecraft KAT500.

73 and GL
Greg
AB7R
Logged
SWL2002
Member

Posts: 387




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 09:19:22 AM »

It's not 100W, rather 20W, but I have REALLY enjoyed using the SunSDR2.  The software is great, lots of intuitive features that work well.  I have tried the ANAN, Flex 6700, QS1R and enjoy this SDR the most so far.

I recently ordered the Hardrock 50 amp to use as an IPA to fully drive my quadra when I want more than 20W.  I should be able to configure this for automatic band changes to follow the radio via sharing the CAT data going to an Elecraft KAT500.

73 and GL
Greg
AB7R

Sounds like your favorite radio is the one you own right now... a lot of money can be spent on chasing "perfection".
Logged
AB7R
Member

Posts: 162




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 02:13:18 PM »

Now that is a true statement. Smiley

I really hoped the 6700 would be my last radio but I decided to downsize due to lack of operating time and since there were some issues I had with it (UI and NB mainly) that became my main item to replace.  Since I really like SDRs and the UI for the Sun seemed very interesting I had to try it.  It's not perfect, but for what I am doing these days I really like it.  Yes...it still uses VAC instead of DAX but it works...and I don't have problems working splits like I did with DAX.  Lots of features that I have not seen in any other SDR interfaces that are quite handy.  So yes, for me, this is an improvement over my last rig.

Logged
AA9G
Member

Posts: 103




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 07:00:28 PM »

I swapped my Flex 5000a for an Anan 100d. The difference is amazing.
 Have a look at Nige Coleman's (G7CNF)  website here http://wp.g7cnf.me.uk/   and his you tube channel.
Logged

Ex KC9EEV.
K3GM
Member

Posts: 1835




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 04:21:47 AM »

I've enjoyed my Apache Labs ANAN-100 for nearly 2 years.  It appears that Gigaparts is now an Apache Labs dealer, and I'm seeing ads on the ARRL site, so they must be getting some traction here in the US.
Logged
AE5X
Member

Posts: 460


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2015, 01:37:15 PM »

I just (today) pre-ordered the upcoming Anan-10E. I'm brand new to the SDR world - hope I didn't screw up in making this my rig of choice! Expecting it to run circles around my FunCube Pro+ that got me into this aspect of the hobby.

John AE5X
http://www.ae5x.com/blog/2015/01/17/new-sdr-rig-on-the-way-from-india/
Logged
K9IUQ
Member

Posts: 2108




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015, 11:12:26 AM »

I swapped my Flex 5000a for an Anan 100d. The difference is amazing.

4 years ago I dumped my Flex 5000A for a TS-590s and a QS1R. The difference was and still is amazingWink


I really hoped the 6700 would be my last radio but I decided to downsize due to lack of operating time and since there were some issues I had with it

LMAO, there are always "issues" with Flexradios. Few owners admit it while they are Flex Owners.Then they dump their Flexradio and get something else and all of a sudden: The difference (in my NON-Flexradio) is amazing. and So yes, for me, this is an improvement over my last (Flexradio) rig.

Flex free forever,   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Stan K9IUQ



Logged
HAMRADIO1
Member

Posts: 7




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2015, 11:47:07 AM »

I swapped my Flex 5000a for an Anan 100d. The difference is amazing.

4 years ago I dumped my Flex 5000A for a TS-590s and a QS1R. The difference was and still is amazing.  Wink


I really hoped the 6700 would be my last radio but I decided to downsize due to lack of operating time and since there were some issues I had with it

LMAO, there are always "issues" with Flexradios. Few owners admit it while they are Flex Owners.Then they dump their Flexradio and get something else and all of a sudden: The difference (in my NON-Flexradio) is amazing. and So yes, for me, this is an improvement over my last (Flexradio) rig.

Flex free forever,   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Stan K9IUQ




He's Back!  Mr. Flex
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!