Holy cow! Look at that rig. The whole HF spectrum. AM, CW, SSB, Digital Modes, Waterfall display, GPS. It may even have a Vector Network Analyzer! (Deep breaths Pete Juliano, deep breaths!)
Michael KE7HIA is trying to get this project going via a Kickstarter campaign. He needs to get to $60,000 He currently has about $47,000 pledged. There are only 42 hours to go:
Wow, this rig would have been great for my Double A DR DX-pedition!
- Coverage from 0 to 35MHz
- Waterfall display that lets you see radio signals
- Receives AM, USB (Upper Side Band), LSB (Lower Side Band), and Morse code (CW)
- Modulates USB and LSB signals
- Variable bandpass filter
- Powerful ARM processor
- Color LCD display
- Dual DDS frequency Synthesizers
- Quadrature Sampling Detector & Exciter
- Digitally controllable instrumentation amplifiers
- Morse Code key (the "Giblet" on the bottom right corner of the enclosure)
- Magnitude & Phase measurement chip (for VNA and antenna analysis functions) with Impedance Bridge
- Dual SMA connectors, smartphone style earphone/microphone connector, and USB port
- Built in Microphone and Speaker
- Internal Lithium Polymer battery with charger and high efficiency switching regulator
- MicroSD slot
- Pads for grabbing raw I/Q signals, both in and out.
Things it will be able to do with your help:I designed the hardware to be capable of the following, but I can't write all the software myself. Please note that I can't guarantee when or if these functions will be added, or that they will work as desired.
- Work as a full Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)
- Work as a spectrum analyzer
- Cover more modes, including digital modes and image modes
- Work as an emergency location beacon
- Antenna Analyzer
- Frequency Synthesizer
- Media player
- E Reader / Picture viewer
- Have improved audio
- GPS Mapping navigation device
- High end ARM development board
- USB control of any features, including the possibility to operate the PSDR remotely. The USB port supports USB On-the-Go, making it possible to connect keyboards or other devices. Firmware updates will also be possible over USB.