New SDR coming to market

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I have heard there is a prototype SDR that performs as well as a Flex. It is about the size of a cigarette package, 5w and is suppose to perform as well as a 6700 and only cost $300.  My source did not know the name of the company so I thought someone here might have heard about this new entry.
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Ken Davis

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Lee - N2LEE

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Is this a question, a statement, a prophecy ?

  • If it's a question then do you think posting another product information on a Flex support forum is appropriate ?
  • If it's a statement then it doesn't any make sense.
  • And if it's prophecy then predicting that technology will continue to improve is stating the obvious. :)
By the way does anyone know if the Sun will be coming up tomorrow ? LOL
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Paul - K6HR

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Sounds like a pipe dream! Hi Hi!
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Mike va3mw

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Without any facts and peer overview testing, it sounds like Vapourware.    

Define 'perform'?   

Mike va3mw
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Jd Dupuy

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I've just invented a new top of the line, never before seen, bells and whistles SDR that will flat beat all the competition. Problem is, it was in a dream, then I woke up and realized I had left the window open and it was 45 degrees out. Burrrr! Can't wait to find out about this mystery SDR!
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Steve W6SDM

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I have an antenna design that will give you 12 dB gain on all HF bands and it's made from a few dozen beer cans and a coil wrapped around a toilet paper roll.  Just send $79.95 in small unmarked bills to my undisclosed address and I will send it out right away with free shipping.  :)
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Michael Coslo

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The SDR radio in question gets it's incredible specs from the unobtainium over gulliblium  Metal on Saran wrap Integrated circuits. 
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Paul - K6HR

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Turboencabulator based?
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Jim Jerzycke

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Naaaahhh....It's Got Dilithium Crystals!
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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This one http://www.reuter-elektronik.de/html/pocket.html is a bit bigger
than a cigarette packet, and costs a bit more than $300, but it seems to be very good.
Not as good as a Flex 6k7, though... ;-) For those who can read German, here is a review:
http://ratzer.at/empfaenger/reuter-pocket Sri, I am too lazy to translate...
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Bill W2PKY

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in Chrome browser right click on page and pick translate to English
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Paul Christensen, W9AC, Elmer

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>"By the way does anyone know if the Sun will be coming up tomorrow?"

The sun will come up tomorrow and likely this sun...

https://eesdr.com/en/products-en/transceivers-en/sunsdr2qrp-en

It's a bit larger than a pack of cigarettes, but not much. 16-bit ADC, 9 BPF, and reportedly 115 dB BDR. Have not seen any conclusive, measured performance.   In addition to a Flex 6700 and several ANANs, I also own a SunSDR2-Pro.  The ESDR software is solid and overall, it performs well. 

Lower-power SDRs like this (and simple exciter boards) may become more popular in the U.S. if/when the FCC removes the 15 dB power gain limit.  Several LDMOS amps will accept 0.5W-1.0W input and deliver well over 1 KW.   

We live in very interesting times!

Paul, W9AC
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Steve W6SDM

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The SunSDR2QRP is a cool looking radio but comparing it to any Flex 6xxx is like comparing a Prius to a Tesla.  I don't see any pricing published yet.  I would be pleasantly surprised if it was anywhere close to $300 though.
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for consumers in RUS:


1 USD = ~57 Руб

SunSDR2 QRP =~1052 USD

i have both stuff:   F6700 - main gun and SunSDR2 PRO  - for mobile location
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David Warnberg

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interesting how everything is compared to a FLEX now.  
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Sergey, R5AU

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I have no plans to exchange my 6700, this is a answer
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Ken Davis

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Thanks for all the input. I think this topic should be closed.
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