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Shortwave Listening Software for Flex SDR

Joseph Rodick
Joseph Rodick Member
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
Listed below is a link to ERGO Shortwave Software that works great with Flex SDR.
Youtube about ERGO


  • John - AI4FR
    John - AI4FR Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Thanks for the heads-up.
  • Pat Hamp
    Pat Hamp Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    My NRD 515 just heard its death knell. I have been using the 6300 anyway because the audio and filtering is so much better. More space gained! This package does every thing I need for SWL. Thanks for the tip.

  • k3Tim
    k3Tim Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Thanks for the links. This is a nice app for SWL.

    I was able to run Ergo on a PC and use a Maestro for traditional knobs. One can tune around and Ergo will ID the SW stations along with the propagation map etc...

  • N8FNR
    N8FNR Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    My gateway drug to ham radio was SWLing with a Kenwood R-1000. It was a nice radio but I lusted after the NRD-515 as it had an optional box that gave the rig memories. There were two different units that did this giving one either 24 or 96 memories. Oh man did I want memories for my radio. I used to listen to the BBC everyday for the news and to be able to just pick the frequency in use via that box would have been sweet. I love my 6400 but have to say that the 515 is a lot prettier rig,
  • W2ECK
    W2ECK Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I agree a nice app for SWL but a little pricey at $135

    73 Paul w2eck
  • Reg
    Reg Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    The video link is from 2009.  Is the Ergo database continuously updated?  There is a 60-day free trial.  That  seems to be more than enough to know for sure if we want to buy the app.
  • G4NRT
    G4NRT Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I must admit that I haven't tried Ergo but I I'm struggling to justify $135 when I can do all the SWLing I want with SSDR and PSDR (on my Flex 1500). I think I'd sooner put the money towards upgrading to SSDR v3 David G4NRT / Z21NRT
  • W2ECK
    W2ECK Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    The 60 day trial is indeed very generous but....at 67% the price of the SSDR v3 new release, the price is way too high by a long stretch. Not when you can get  something like the  Win4K3 series at $50.

    73 Paul w2eck
  • Pat N6PAT
    Pat N6PAT Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Is this going to work for SSDR V3 or will it have the same issues as stated with DX Lab and other third party packages on another very active thread?

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