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Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] SDR-1000
From: "James Duffer" <dufferjames@hotmail.com>
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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 21:06:01 -0500
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Is this -160 dbm?  What is the level of ambient noise?
Would it be less than  1 micromicromicromicro watts.
The point is what good is having a sensitivity that would allow
detection of signals that are below the noise floor????

Jim de wd4air

>There is an open source hardware group that is in the
>process of developing DSP hardware that has MDS down
>around -160db and dynamic range of around 120db.  It
>will plug into the back of the SDR-1000 widening
>performance gap between the Orion and the SDR-1000.
>Try doing that with your Orion.  Certainly there are
>features of the Orion that are superior such as
>diversity RX and its antenna switching flexibility and
>its QSK, but as the SDR improves the list diminishes

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