[TenTec] How to Choose an SDR RX for the Pan-Adapter?

Barry N1EU barry.n1eu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 11:30:17 EST 2014

I think it's a legitimate concern but I can't give specific
recommendations.  I'm using a robust PC with i7 cpu, 8GB RAM, SSD, and dual
monitors running Win7 Pro/64-bit.  Running a 10-year old PC might not work
so well.

Barry N1EU

On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Peter Bertini <radioconnection at gmail.com>

> I'm also interested in adding a spectrum display, but I'll be using a
> LP-Pan and a 192 kHz external sound card.
> I've read where others have used SDR receivers that allow monitoring
> several bands at once, and displaying activity using CW Slimmer and other
> software.
> One thing I have NOT seen mentioned, and I suspect it may be very
> important, is the horsepower behind the software.  I have a few modest Dell
>  Optiplex 755 Dual Core machines in the shack.  I'm not sure these up are
> to the task of running NaP3, CW Skimmer and other associated programs (HRD,
> etc.) at the same time. Rick says he has a laptop.  Unless it is the latest
> and greatest powerhouse, perhaps those limitations also need to be
> discussed.  I'd certainly appreciate a reality check regarding the
> computing hardware needed to to this stuff.
> Pete   k1zjh
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