Tue 4th Apr 2017, 12:54
New review of SDRplay RSP2 just released
There's a link to a new review of the SDRplay RSP2 on http://www.sdrplay.com/read-the-sdrp...courtesy-rsgb/ which people might find interesting. One of the new things about this SDR is its RF power measurement capability (using SDRuno SDR software )
Thu 6th Apr 2017, 04:02
SDR/Panadapter additions - Are there power output limitations?
I have been researching adding an SDR with panadapter software to my HF transceiver. SDRplay RSP2 is one of a few I have researched. I believe that these SDRs are meant to function with 100 watts or less transceivers. I have heard that the close proximity of your own transmitting antenna puts the SDR at risk of damage with higher power. Can a transceiver running an amplifier be used safely with the SDR Panadapter combo? Can a 200 watt transceiver running barefoot be used safely with the SDR Panadapter combo?
Originally Posted by Jon Hudson
I have been using a MFJ-1708 "RF Sense Transmit/Receive Switch" and a WINRADIO Excalibur SDR with my old Yaesu FT-100D transceiver to view the Excalibur's Spectrum Analyzer. When I transmit 100 watts the Excalibur's S-Meter jumps to S9+60. With my current setup I think 100 watts is the limit.
Anyone able to address the power level issue would be appreciated.
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