For people interested in using the SR-40 for dedicated purpose, I was
nosing through the Mouser Catalog on line and they have for
reasonable prices both crystals and little 3.3Volt oscillator modules
to move the SoftRock 40 to the following useful frequencies;
3.579 MHz 80 Meter watering hole, changes to filter needed (14.318 MHz)
4.912 MHz Popular IF frequency, changes to filter needed (19.660 MHz)
8.830 MHz Kenwood IF frequency, no changes to the filter (35.328MHz)
9.0 MHz Ten-Tec and popular IF frequency, no changes to the filter (36 MHz)
Some of those frequencies come out a KHz or thereabout off the
correct frequency, but since the SR-40 can tune +- 24 KHz it comes
out in the wash.
The crystals are anywhere from $.42 to about $2, and the complete
modules are from $1.92 to $3
I'm going to get me some crystals and Osc. modules for 8.830, and
crystals for the rest, to play around with.
Nothing like a SR-40 with a TS-940sat for a front end, talk about
opposite ends of the spectrum, it will be my SR-40 that can go
everywhere with one heck of a front end, or my TS-940sat with
If one or two guys/gals are interested in getting a OSC module for
8.830MHz the Kenwood panoramic output on the back of the radio, let
me know before tomorrow night and I'll include an extra module for
you for cost + shipping. I'll send a last call before sending out the
'Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then
beat you with experience.'