FlexRadio 3000 ReviewByMauri Niininen, AG1LE
Flex3000 – “Briefcase SDR’ Compact midrange SDR RX – general coverage 0.1 – 60 Mhz TX – 100W 160m – 6m bands Modes: SS...
Flex3000 - connectors1.75”                 12.5”
Flex3000 - insideATU        ANTENNA   Firewire PTT AMP
PowerSDR              Feature rich SDR               software for MS               Windows              Great pan adapte...
Software Defined Radio•   Ham Radio Deluxe    ◦ Log / DX cluster / CAT /      Digital / Rotator / etc.   WSPR    ◦ Propag...
Example Projects                 Fractal Quad                  28MHz                  ◦ PolarPlot Software               ...
Flex3000 - ConclusionsPros                   Cons RX / TX Quality       CW latency Flexibility           Microsoft Win...
Demo QSOs   SSB    ◦ “Search & Pounce”    ◦   Digital modes    ◦ PSK31    ◦ JT65A
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Flex3000

  1. 1. FlexRadio 3000 ReviewByMauri Niininen, AG1LE
  2. 2. Flex3000 – “Briefcase SDR’ Compact midrange SDR RX – general coverage 0.1 – 60 Mhz TX – 100W 160m – 6m bands Modes: SSB, CW, AM, SAM, FM, DRM, SPEC ATU: 17 – 150 Ohms (3:1 SWR) Steel case: 12.5” x 12.5” x 1.75” Price: $1,599
  3. 3. Flex3000 - connectors1.75” 12.5”
  4. 4. Flex3000 - insideATU ANTENNA Firewire PTT AMP
  5. 5. PowerSDR  Feature rich SDR software for MS Windows  Great pan adapter, waterfall, filters  Open Source  3-4 releases / year  Easy integration with other ham software
  6. 6. Software Defined Radio• Ham Radio Deluxe ◦ Log / DX cluster / CAT / Digital / Rotator / etc. WSPR ◦ Propagation reports ◦ Antenna testing Spectrum Lab ◦ Beacon analysis Fldigi ◦ Digital modes
  7. 7. Example Projects  Fractal Quad 28MHz ◦ PolarPlot Software  Antenna radiation pattern analysis
  8. 8. Flex3000 - ConclusionsPros Cons RX / TX Quality  CW latency Flexibility  Microsoft Windows Small size, stability portable  Requires PC to Open source SW operate Integration with  Setup & other ham software configuration non- Great for trivial, requires PC experimenting, skills tinkering  Firewire interface
  9. 9. Demo QSOs SSB ◦ “Search & Pounce” ◦ Digital modes ◦ PSK31 ◦ JT65A

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