Just to be clear--I personally have no desire/intention of building
these things and making them
is a very important aspect of any project like this, and
>it's one that needs to be explored.
important and I like what you are designing, you bet I will get one if
I can get it as already tuned.
Also the the SDR
manufacturers are (should be) grateful that an "stronger"
SDR is under
consideration and for this price (only).
What I worry about the GNU SDR is (and I bet most are?):
- if it is available as parts listed on a web
page, the cost of test equipment (if you don't have them)
to verify I
soldered everything ok exceeds an commersial USRP by far.
There are lots of SDR examples on the web
that got wasted since too few dare to touch these delicate pieces.
- if I was a student then alles ok, school
got the tools needed. If not, they will get em (hopefully)
- if a company would try (to solder) the SDR
in EU, the price would be around $4k/month/person
If an already tuned GNU SDR Kit was
available, We for sure would found your idea, that I a fact!