The Ultimate SDR Radio Order!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, May 14, 2019.

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  1. VA2PV

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    Hi Richard, as mentioned in my video the IC-7300 is a very good entry-level SDR with very good performance, it's also simple to operate as it is standalone, plus I think the price is affordable for most hams. On the other hand, the most important part of the hobby is to be active no matter what equipment you used. Some hams still used boat anchor and are still having fun with many QSO's. 73 Pascal VA2PV
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  2. KA2K

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    VA2PV - Where form meets function. Nicely done. I was wondering if you built or purchased the shelves.
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  3. PY2RAF

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    "SDR" right - More like a Digital Codec. Haven't seen these radios exporting high quality I/Q stream over USB port to do something in a PC.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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  4. VA2PV

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    Hi Scott, thanks. The shelve are two coffee table that I bought at IKEA and that I modified over time to fit my need. See the video below. 73 Pascal VA2PV

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  5. VA2PV

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    Hi Rodrigo, I can't say I do not play much with I/Q stream, maybe in the future. 73 Pascal VA2PV
  6. WY7BG

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    Not questioning your judgment or trying to start a flame war here, but an obvious question: Why, in your opinion, do these particular radios constitute the "ultimate" SDR ham radio station? Other vendors - Flex, Elecraft, Kenwood, and Yaesu are all brands that come to mind - also make good SDRs. What is it about these that motivated you to choose them? And why both the IC-7300 AND the IC-7610, when the 7300 is very similar (though with fewer features and lower A/D resolution and dynamic range on its single receiver)? Finally, what about outdoor components, such as antennas, remote tuners, etc.?
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  7. VA2PV

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    Hi Laurence, I didn't say it was the ultimate SDR ham radio station, the title says, "The Ultimate SDR Radio Order!", as I ordered 3 expensive SDR radio at the same time. I also own an Expert Electronics MB1 that is a wonderful SDR. So this statement was as a video title in order to trigger the curiosity of the viewers. Please watch the video completely as I explain why I bought these radios. For the rest of my gear please take a moment to visit my YouTube channel, you will find that it's not only about radios, but accessories as well. You will also find my SteppIR UrbanBeam video series, the assembly to the installation. 73 Pascal VA2PV
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  8. KM4ZDM

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    Beautiful setup!! Icom dream team. Your missing the crown jewel 7851. Maybe you can get one for the Holidays and really piss off the haters. Having a 7300 and 7610 is not redundant. He could be using the 7300 on FT4/8 and using the 7610 for CW, making real QSO's, or listening to a net. As for all the haters - who pissed in your cheerios? People are brand loyal or think what they own is either sufficient or the best made. Icom makes great gear and there is no denying it. Personally own a 7610 and feel they are leading the way out of the big three. No model is perfect. There are many aspects that make a radio great to operate. Operating procedures, menu driven vs touchscreen, Knobs vs software, connectivity, aesthetics, performance, and the list goes on an on. All personal preferences.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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  9. K7LZR

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    Roger that. I've had many high end radios and SDR receivers over the last few years and ya know what? About a month ago I dumped all of it and went back to an old, trusty Yaesu FT-747gx circa 1989. Good performance and enough features to get me there. Its refreshing!
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  10. K1SZO

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    The IC-7610 is going to force all your other radios to the side. :)
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