Open Source SDR Options?

Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by K0OKS, Feb 25, 2019.

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  1. KA0HCP

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    Weekly "Team Speak" audio internet conference, is "ACTIVE"....

    -Archive audio:

    TeamSpeak Information
    Teamspeak -- Amateur Radio Voice Forum
    Since it's inception 2006, Teamspeak has been a very valuable tool in promoting amateur radio projects starting with many advancements to the SDR-1000 in the way of hardware and ideas, or more recently HPSDR projects. It has expanded to include Amsat Technical group, AmQRP private sections and others.

    For project work, troubleshooting, brainstorming or just plain chatting, it is the IP equivalent of a worldwide amateur repeater.

    The service is available 24-7-365 and supports 100 simultaneous connections.

    Almost any evening will find someone in open discussion on some topic or another. There is a weekly forum at 0200 UTC on Saturday (Friday evening in US -- see chart below) weekly Teamspeak forum, where folks discuss the projects they are working on, or resolutions to problems they are having. The weekly forum audio is usually posted on Downloads. The link to the audio is posted on the HPSDR email reflector.

    December 3, 2011: Teamspeak sessions have moved to Teamspeak3
    The url is:

    Please Note: we use a Teamspeak 3 server. Teamspeak 3 and Teamspeak 2 are not compatible!

    We have a new URL for Teamspeak, An upgrade by the server host has change the URL for the HPSDR Teamspeak to teamspeak.openhpsdr.orgall other information in the start up guide is the same.

    To join the teamspeak session the server password is "PlayRadio".

    The Free Windows, Linux and Mac Client programs can be found at at Click on the "Download Now" button to the right of the page.

    See you on Teamspeak
    Dave KV0S
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
  2. KK5JY

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    GQRX, CubicSDR, SDR#, etc.
  3. KA0HCP

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    Here is the list of sources and vendors for individual boards, and even complete HPSDR radios those who want to experiment with software but not the hardware.

    This is from the "Manufacturers Link" tab at the top of the page.

    The HPSDR website isn't the most most organized. Take the time to dig around and understand the various components and concepts.

    Manufacturer's Links
    Please report any broken links or any which should be added to webmaster: kv0s "at" openhpsdr "dot" org.

    Commercial vendors of HPSDR boards
    In an effort to help people find HPSDR boards after initial development, here is a list of known vendors and the boards they will produce. Additional vendors that would like to be listed here please contact the website manager.

    iQuadLabs and TAPR Reach Distribution Agreement
    19 January, 2012 (Tempe, AZ and Richardson, TX) – TAPR ( and iQuadlabs ( jointly announce a sourcing agreement for the openHPSDR ( boards Magister, Mercury and Pennylane. Under the new agreement, TAPR will acquire inventory from iQuadLabs, creating a one-stop source for all openHPSDR boards. In addition, iQuadLabs will acquire inventory from TAPR to build pre-configured and tested complete openHPSDR systems. Zephyr Engineering, Inc will continue to manufacture the assembled boards, maintaining the high quality standards already established in all previous builds.

    This is good news for the openHPSDR community. TAPR will have all openHPSDR boards in stock, in one place, for those wishing to buy boards, kits and components. And, for the first time in the history of openHPSDR, those who wish to by a completely assembled and tested radio will have a source at iQuadLabs. (
    Alex Bandpass filters
    Atlas Backplane
    Excalibur Reference Oscillator
    Janus Audio Converter
    LPU Power Supply
    Magister USB Interface
    Mercury RX Module
    Metis Ethernet Interface
    Pandora Enclosure
    PennyLane TX Module
    PennyWhistle PA
    Pinocchio Extender Board (
    Complete systems

    -NOTE: Complete RADIOS!!!!
    Apache Labs
    Commercial vender in India selling radios base on Hermes architecture
    Apache Labs (link)

    Gerd Loch
    ( (
    Antenna filter
    PA 100W
    Callsign Software (
    HamStationUltra (works with PowerSDR and many none SDR radios)
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
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  4. N0NB

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    Yes, but it wasn't my intent to be critical (as in dismissive) and it wasn't directed at you personally as I don't know your involvement. There is no need to be huffy.

    It should be known that most anyone who happens by the front page may rapidly conclude the project has ceased activity. An update to their home page to point to recent activity in the forums/mailing list would show some sign of life. OTOH, maybe they don't want any more participants, I don't know. I do know that the righthand side bar that shows many updates from January 2009 to July 2012 and ends there gives quite an indication that the project ended and that the site may remain for archival purposes. You're saying that is not the case and I'll take you at your word. I am just pointing out how things appear at first glance--that no one is home.
  5. KA0HCP

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    Apache Labs offers five (5) Anan turnkey radios based on the HPSDR project architecture. They run on the PowerSDR software from Flex Radio which is user modifiable. There are older versions of used Anan radios available on ham swap lists.

    So, there is one very good turn key solution. Have fun, Bill.
  6. K0OKS

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    This is all great info. Thank you!
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  8. KA0HCP

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    GigaParts has NOS, new old stock Apache Labs versions of HPSDR architecture radios including the Anan 10, Anan 100, etc. including the basic HPSDR "Hermes" single board radio. These would run on the PowerSDR software.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
  9. N0NB

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  10. AB2YC

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    You may want to look at the RS-HFIQ from HobbyPCB

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