Re: [softrock40] Just ordered one of these
- Interesting because it is an absolute minimalist design. No front end bandpass filter because the vfo could be any frequency. Just two-phase clock generator, mixer and audio amp. Let us know how it works.RickK3IND----- Original Message -----From: The Silver FoxSent: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:17 PMSubject: RE: [softrock40] Just ordered one of these
Looks like an interesting device to play with although I am doubtful of its performance. It appears to have some flexibility that might make it worth the price to see what it can do.
Alan – W6ARH
Sorry Joel but it was a mistake.
It's a very limited and relatively expensive device of dubious parentage.
You were only a small distance from a Softrock ensemble RXII which is literally an infinitely better radio.
- I'll let everyone know how it works out if I ever get it, meanwhile I want to get my Softrock Lite II going. I built it a while back but have never actually got it working because I use Macs and hadn't found suitable software to use. DSP Radio looks promising, so will give it try.
- On 7/30/2012 9:45 PM, caulktel wrote:
> Call me crazy, but I just ordered one of these, I hope is wasn't aAs somebody else observed, a very minimal design. The block diagram on
the Pandatron web site is inaccurate; it's clear in the schematic that
this design does not have an meaningful input filter, a pre-mixer
amplifier, or an A/D converter. What it does have is an I/Q clock
divider, a QSD, a crystal oscillator, and a decent dual op-amp.
It could at least in theory work, and it's assembled and comes as a
conveniently small assembly. Let us know how well it works in the real