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[Discuss-gnuradio] Re: AD/DA boards and RF front ends

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: AD/DA boards and RF front ends
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 13:09:00 -0700
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On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 10:27:55AM -0700, Joshua Lackey wrote:
> The above radios range from $5k to $1k new, so we're not talking loose
> change here.  Another radio, not as nice as those above, is the ICOM
> PCR1000.  It covers 100kHz through 1.3GHz and is only $260.  The PCR1000
> doesn't have an IF jack on the back but I have located a 10.7MHz IF with
> at least 5MHz of bandwidth inside the radio.  I'm in the process of
> tapping that point (it needs amplification) and sending it to a jack I
> drilled in the back.
> Give me a couple of weeks and I'll release my Gnu Radio ICOM PCR1000
> support.  (First I'm going through the schematics to see if I can't get
> something slightly wider than 5MHz.)
> I'd eventually like to have something similar to TalkPCR for Gnu Radio.
> Except that the Gnu Radio version should have support for arbitrary
> front-ends.  Cool huh?  Don't hold your breath, I've got a day job.

Keep us posted.  Figuring out how to get a good IF out of the PCR1000
would compliment the work Matt and others are doing on the USB i/o


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