Laptop for a Elad FDM SW2

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I really know very little about shortwave or SDR. I purchased a  Elad FDM SW2 at an Estate sale a few weeks ago. It came with a huge antenna (DX Engineering RF-PRO-1B) and coaxial cable.  I would like to get it up and running on a laptop or another device instead of a desktop. So, I am looking for suggestions what it will efficiently run the factory software with no issues. 

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Since this is the Flex Radio community page, this is centric around Flex and their products. I suggest you try Elad's customer support located at

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JW –

I’m guessing you have the FDM-S2 since I believe FDM-SW2 is the software.  I don’t have an Elad but run my Perseus and Afredi on Win 7 laptops with no problems at all.  You might want to join the Elad Yahoo user group for assistance:

Also, the FDM-SW2 user manual is available online:

The Elad and the DXE antenna (manual should be available on the DXE web site) are a great combination.  Have fun!


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