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Hands on: Software Defined Radios at your fingertips on the web

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Don’t have a SDR of your own?  Why not play with someone elses SDR over the Internet?

After playing with a few of these I get the idea that … why should I buy hardware if I can use these on-demand?  Have you heard of using OPM (Other People’s Money)?  How about OPR? – Using Other People’s Radios.  The audio is clear, the interface is very easy to use.  Never listened to Ham Radio? – here is your chance.

With the popularity of “the cloud” maybe this should be called “SDR in the Cloud” or “SDR Cloud Services”

Go here to access about 20 SDR’s all over the world – http://websdr.org/
(Click on light spots in the activity waterfall to listen)

Check out who’s on now and where – DX-Sherlock

Get the technical scoop on the basics of SDR –
https://frrl.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/the-basics-of-software-defined-radio/

Watch Burt Fishers (K1OIK) review of the FlexRadio 1500
https://frrl.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/burt-fishers-review-of-the-flex-radio-1500/

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Written by frrl

February 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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