Reviewing the Elad FDM S2 Software Defined Radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W5KV, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Finally had some time to sit down and talk about this fine SDR receiver from Elad.

    The Elad FDM S2 is a Software Defined Radio receiver designed for HF-6m & a portion of the VHF band.

    With the capability of using multiple receivers, a 16-bit ADC, top of the line hardware, and the variety of software packages you can pair this up with? A top of the line choice no doubt.

    Thanks for watching!

    73 from K5ACL/SignalSearch
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  2. KA0KA

    KA0KA Ham Member QRZ Page

    They offer a small QRP unit as well, there is a defect in the rig, when you TX and the fan comes on, the fan induces EMF energy into the audio circuit. Did this test with two units same results, horrible noise very dirty. Unit has a limited 3950Hz bandwidth on TX max as well. Extremely limited.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  3. VA3VF

    VA3VF Guest

    This used to be a receiver only, has it changed?
  4. VA3VF

    VA3VF Guest

    Aren't you thinking the Elad Duo?
  5. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, he's probably referencing the Duo. Which was another unit I strongly considered before getting my KX3. That's a shame about the fan I had not heard about that up until now.

    Also found out that the Duo will not interface with SDR Console recently... bummer.

    But then again the Flex 3000 I had wouldn't interface with anything else but PowerSDR which I wasn't a big fan of either...
  6. PP8DA

    PP8DA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nice report, nice recption to, tks de PP8DA
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  7. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cool review. I have a regular SDR that I've been trying to trick into liking HF.. looks like somebody else had a better idea.

    Though the Youtube preview frame kinda looks like you're promoting some club-thumper EDM album :)

    THIS IS DEEEJAY EEELAAAAAAAAAD (vicious bass drop)
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  8. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks. I just lost the coffee in my mouth. :p lol
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  9. KJ6YXI

    KJ6YXI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Excellent Review of the Elad SDR. PS. I love you dropping the beats. I am a strong proponent of the SDR Radios and the UNBELIEVABLE clarity of audio. I can tell you first hand that ELAD is an excellent radio. In my opinion when comparing with other, much more expensive SDR radios it tops the Charts. I personally own an operate the ELAD FDM-DUO SDR. The receiver is also QRP, but it is a stand alone system that also allows for 8 additional slices or receivers. The Software is very user friendly, the pan adapter is lovely to use. If you ever get a chance please visit my short youtube video and or check out David Kennet W8KFJ for a more extensive breakdown of the radio. Cheers
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  10. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    How the heck can a receiver be QRP? Was that a typo for "transceiver?"
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