SunSDR MB1 by Expert Electronics – Review and walk through

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, May 2, 2018.

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  1. VA2PV

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    Here is a quick tour of the SunSDR MB1 by Expert Electronics. It's an operator's point of view and a simple walk through this great HF radio. This is the first video of an upcoming series.

    The SunSDR MB1 by Expert Electronics is an amazing standalone SDR radio, it’s complex and simple at the same time.

    This video was made after using it for 8 days only and I’m still discovering the unit. There may be some simple mistakes describing the features, but as I wanted to be an operator's overview, as I would for any friend visiting the shack, the genuine approach was more important than precision. This quick review is to longest video I ever post on my channel, even my documentary is shorter, and I didn’t cover all the features! Please stay tune, as I will do more videos as I discover this radio.

    If you have any question or demo request for my next video (probably after Dayton), like VHF, etc… please add it in the comments below.

    73 Pascal VA2PV




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  2. N6RGR

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    Yikes!! For $7,132.00 it better be one hell of a radio!

    Roger N6RGR
     
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  3. VA2PV

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  4. K7YB

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    price way out of my range...but quite the radio!
     
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  5. US7IGN

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    Now no one will buy flexes and iсoms
     
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  6. W4NNF

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    7700? Dollars? LOL. Flex or 7610 for me.
     
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  7. KC8VWM

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    Very impressive and well executed.

    Despite all the complex features, it actually seems very straight forward to use.
     
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  8. SE3X

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    Wouldn't dream of paying those money to a realtivelly smal and unknown company. Open Source, well that's nice. But I do prefere doing "business" with Flex and paying for software development. My personal feeling is definitelly that my investment in hardware are much better protected that way. Having invested in two Flex radios; 6700 and 6500, that is very important to me.
     
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  9. N3HKN

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    100% agree with SE3X. They could fold within a year once "angle funds" run out. Perhaps they are banking on a commercial contract. I would have relied on only the software and showed mock-ups of Possible hardware controls/displays. I love SDRs but these things, as well as Icom 7xxx, Flex, etc are way too expensive compared to my DSP Yaesu ft-450D.
     
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  10. SE3X

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    @N3HKN Hold on to your FT-450D, very nice radio. My first radio was a 450 then the 450D, so much fun we had together and such a competent little radio it is. Hard to find anything better if on a tight budget. Great radio! If I had to sell everything and buy just one radio and the IC7300 would be to expensiv, I would go for the FT-450D any day.
     

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