Electronics enthusiasts, makers and hobbyists might be interested in a new Kickstarter campaign which has been launched by Hobby PCB for its RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
Watch the video below to learn more about the RS-HFIQ, that takes the form of a high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) 5W Transceiver for CW, SSB, AM, FM and digital modes.
The creators of the hardware explain a little more about its features, specifications and functionality :
Not just another SDR – The RS-HFIQ offers real RF performance for serious communications. Covering the 80-10M Amatuer Radio bands with excellent RX performance and 5 watts of TX power, using open-source SDR software for CW, SSB, AM, FM and digital modes, the RS-HFIQ sets a new standard for shortwave SDR communications.
– Frequency Range – 3-30 MHz (performance guaranteed on 80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10M ham bands)
– Sensitivity – MDS <-128 dBm on 80M dropping to <-135 on 10M (depending on processing bandwidth and sound card performance)
– Noise Figure – <15 dB on 80M decreasing to <10 dB on 10M
– TX Power 5W typical, 4W minimum
– LO Feed-thru < -50 dBc @ 5W output
– Spurious and Harmonics <-50 dBc typical <43 guaranteed
– DC Power 13.8VDC, 2A max, plus USB power for the Arduino Nano
For more information jump over to Kickstarter where the RS-HFIQ is available to back with earlybird pledges starting from $209.