[AMRadio] OT SDR

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Sat Oct 10 12:29:05 EDT 2015

Can I fix it?  Yes!  Why?  I've taken the time to get into the entire 
realm of Surface Mount Technology!

I've been building circuits with them.  I've been repairing them.

The RaspberryPI DOES have a schematic out there.  Didn't cost a single cent!

A Nay sayer in this technology is one that either doesn't want to learn, 
or can't learn from my experience.

It is no different than the current arena of Drones or UAVs if you 
wish.  I have one of them also.  The control system runs at 5.8GHz.  The 
Camera feed back to the controller that provides FPV, (First Person 
View), runs at 2.5GHz.  It looks the same inside as a Kenwood TS-2000.

We have been building better antennas for the 5.8GHz.

I can repair and troubleshoot it also.  Guess I'm not staying stuck in 
old tired equipment.

I'll keep learning and moving with the new.  The next step is mounting a 
qrp rig under the UAV and making contacts, CW or AM from up to 400 feet 
above ground.

Then tell me how unworkable this is.

Regards, Bob - N0DGN

On 10/10/2015 12:07 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> Bob,
> Okay so it isn't expensive.  what about the rest.  Can you fix it when
> it breaks?  How does it work?   Do you get a schematic?  Do you think
> it will last 20 years?   Sorry but my experience with free software is
> you get what you pay for.  When it comes to computer stuff for radio,
> I have a pretty short amount of patience because my radio time is for
> radio and not computer.  I'll give a problem maybe 10 minutes and if
> it doesn't work it goes into the garbage or back for a refund.  Life's
> too short for QRP and flaky gadgets.

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