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Q: "Malachit" SDR receiver"??

Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by WB2GCR, Mar 13, 2021.

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  1. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    has a gap from 250-400 mhz?
    ? whats there thats needed?
  2. EI4HWB

    EI4HWB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, there is a gap from 250 to 400 MHz.
    According to Georgiy there's no way to make it to receive in that range, he didn't say why though.
    You would need an external converter for that.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2021
  3. KG5UN

    KG5UN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Military aircraft.
    Thats my primary listening frequency range.
  4. KG5UN

    KG5UN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thats a bummer. I guess i will skip it.
    Thanks for the info
  5. NR9V

    NR9V Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Afedri SDR-Net also looks interesting, specs look very solid and is supported by many SDR apps. Youtube comparison:

    The top-notch SDR Console software supports Afedri but does not seem to support Malachit, not sure what other SW does.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2021
  6. WB2GCR

    WB2GCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The LAN-IQ SDR ought to be extremely good at that price point!

    It probably is better than the chinese clone of the Malachit. However it is ~3x more than the
    Chicom copy. For what I want to do, the Chicom copy is likely more than sufficient - at least
    I hope it is!

    At that price point I think I would consider the Hermes-Lite as a superior alternative for
    licensed hams. It's a full featured transceiver, QRP. It may not cover up into the VHF/UHF,
    but that's not even on my radar. Fwiw.

    Hope someone decides to splice on a 5-6" or larger LCD screen with good rez!

  7. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    any instructions for theses things??
  8. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had two versions from China that both failed in short order and know of other people that have had a few more failures.
    Save your money.
    The ones from Russia may be better.
  9. WB2GCR

    WB2GCR Ham Member QRZ Page



    Oh. Ooopsy. That is bad. :(

    The Russian one is from the designer, afaik, and ought to work.
    Being a cheap ham I want cheap and dirty!

    But before it died - how was it?
    And was there a way to turn off or minimize the dang "waterfall"??
  10. N6YWU

    N6YWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does this use the same RF chip as the SDRPlay RSP1a?

    If so, maybe a second-hand RSP1a plus a Raspberry Pi 3B (or Zero W?) with a touch panel is a good low-cost DIY alternative.

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