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[TenTec] RX-320D

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Subject: [TenTec] RX-320D
From: tongaloa@alltel.net (tongaloa)
Date: Tue Apr 1 16:14:34 2003
Even though not specifically TT, I'm copying list
for the benefit of thouse who might find a new interest...

Eric F. Richards wrote:

>>Is the winradio schema on line anywhere?
>       All the radio controls are open source (www.linradio.com)
>       *except the SDR*.  In other words, no. :-)

Yes, I've seen this site. There is some good stuff
to glom for other projects.

I was not impressed with winradio specifications vs price
compared to the RX320 coupled with linrad (not linradio).
Linrad, http://www.nitehawk.com/sm5bsz/linuxdsp/linrad.htm
is maturing nicely and like gnuradio is open source.
Gnuradio focus is digital modes, ATSC-HDTV, etc.

> Don't know about the PCR1000.  It's not one of my favorite
> radios because of both engineering and politcal decisions.

Is this why I can't find one without that stupid Bonito SW bundled?

What about engineering? Specs look good relative to the Winradio.
I would really lie to see a schema though. You can't hide the
shortcuts when it's all on paper.


> Most of the WinRadio series is expensive.  Furthermore, they
> don't perform very well.  They sacrificed a lot to get DC-Daylight
> performance out of them.  OTOH, the G303i ("i" for internal) is
> a DC-30 MHz radio and is relatively affordable at $600.
> There doesn't seem to be much of a reason that an external version
> can't be built, but as I said, they haven't released an API or
> board registers yet.

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