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SurferJoe46
25-10-2010, 02:52 AM
This may interest the really older guys here, as the younger generation won't communicate with anyone without using their thumbs - but this looks really neat for anyone's appraisal::

Software Ham Radio (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/10/impressive_software_radio_lets_you.html)

ubergeek85
26-10-2010, 12:17 AM
Nice!

Looks like this ('http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USRP') with a few improvements.

USRPs are pretty fun things.

SoniKalien
26-10-2010, 11:29 AM
Geez.. gone are the days of making radios with potatoes, copper coins and a varicap :p

ubergeek85
26-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Well you can't run python on a potato...

Trev
26-10-2010, 01:38 PM
I will just stick with my AOR 3000.
:)

BobM
26-10-2010, 09:49 PM
What year (AOR), still going ok? Had any problems? Just interested lol.

Trev
27-10-2010, 07:33 AM
About 1990. Yes still goes. Don't use it much now.
:)

Safari
27-10-2010, 08:00 AM
I still have an FRG-7 which I used a lot at one time.

BobM
29-10-2010, 04:53 PM
I still have an FRG-7 which I used a lot at one time.See a FRG 7 on ebay, "supposedly brand new". In a sealed plastic bag, part of an estate. Could be real, maybe. Asking $500 US dollars! !
They had 8 D size batteries in the back of the cabinet, as well as 240v power. A heavy portable!

BobM
29-10-2010, 05:02 PM
About 1990. Yes still goes. Don't use it much now.
:)Yes, they are still a great scanner. $1792.50 in 1991. :)