On this page we will attempt to list, categorize and provide a brief overview of each software program. Sdr and 144 mhz transverter integration early 2005. The flexradio sdr is a complete software defined radio sdr transceiver designed for amateur. Powersdr with pi sdr for flex sdr setup the pi sdr site. A cut at the overall software architecture, and how powersdr fits together with portaudio, portio, dttsp, windows, etc. After the initial software installation, comes the first. As the flexradio website says, the sdrconsole provides all dsp and control functions for the sdr transceiver. But all flex1500, 3000, 5000 radios get a firmware update. Features vary with model as noted in the revision history link below. This radio is unlike any other on the amateur market, in that it is software defined, the vast majority of the demodulation and filtering is done by computer software instead of the radio hardware. Put up a brick wall with your customizable filters, tracking notch filters, auto notch filters, and on and on. These revisions work on all flex 1500, 3000, and 5000 sdr ham radio transceivers.
I am running the latest version of powersdr version 2. You can update your rig to a state of the art sdr transceiver at the fraction of the cost of a. At the moment i took as input input3 from the fa66 and output to the other standardsoundcard contained in the pc. This source code includes 4 project under the powersdr umbrella.
Oct 04, 2006 zack writes in about his flexradio sdr this is an amateur hf 100 watt transceiver that is completely software driven. You will be asked to update your flex1500,3000, and 5000 firmware the first time you launch powersdr. Flexradio systems sdr manuals manuals and user guides for flexradio systems sdr. The idea is that users only need to include the specific hpsdr hardware that they need for their particular application. The new power sdr software written in c seemed to work, but i was having other issues of intermittent audio, echo sounding signals, etc. There are now dozens of software defined radio packages that support the ultra cheap rtlsdr. There are even options to include an internal 2m transverter not included in this sale. We have a full overview of the installation procedure on our quick start page. Flexradio systems sdr operating manual pdf download. Telescopeman does an updated video on some of the revisions made to powersdr software by ke9ns. The hpsdr ozy and janus boards can be used together with a modified version of powersdr to control the sdr andor process the iq and audio streams of both the sdr and softrock1. This has created a groundswell of support for the radio from contributors worldwide.
Dsp digital signal processing the processing of a digitized signal with computer algorithms fpga field programmable gate array these are large sets of gates in reconfigurable array. This manual describes the connections to be made between janus and the sdr or softrock, ozy and the sdr for control and ozy and the pc. When first confronted with an sdr and its powersdr 1 operating software, the sheer number of connections, controls, and settings can seem mind boggling even to the most seasoned ham radio operator. The flexradio systems sdr is the first commercially available software defined radio sdr transceiver for the amateur radio market. Rtlsdr blog r820t2 rtl2832u 1ppm tcxo sma software defined radio.
Sep 29, 2017 telescopeman does an updated video on some of the revisions made to powersdr software by ke9ns. Zack writes in about his flexradio sdr this is an amateur hf 100 watt transceiver that is completely software driven. The software is provided open source under the gnu. After the initial software installation, comes the first time powersdr application run and the rig. When installing the latest version of powersdr it will also check the firmware of the flex 5000a to see if it needs updating and update it for you. The software writers assume that the rfe board is present which in older versions of the sdr is not always true. After struggling with sound card drivers for any os later than xp, i was delighted to find a state of the art sound processing unit for the sdr that works with any 3264 bit xp thru w10 os.
Powersdr is a software defined radio application that is originally developed to work with flexradio systems sdr transceiver 2. Users are encouraged to write their own software to control the radio as it is open source and in fact many do. Go, excitement anywhere, sdr, flex5000, flex3000, flex1500, flexwire, clicktune, multirx, panafall and panascope, are all trademarks owned exclusively by flexradio systems. However, the open source nature of this software has led to the support of other radios such as the softrock40 receiver. The high performance software defined radio hpsdr project is an open source sdr project that aims to create a modular sdr for ham radio use. Copy and overwrite the powersdr application and sdr1kusb. When the main powersdr screen opens up, click on the setup menu item at the top of the screen and, in the setup panel, click on the general and hardware configuration tabs and then click on the wizard button to execute the initial setup wizard. Powersdr is well equipped for transverter use and makes setup and use a breeze. I have never owned or operated the sdr, so i can only comment on the flex 5000. Powersdr with pi sdr for flex sdr software setup software installation is performed in few steps, first is the official powersdr v2. Acknowledgements acknowledgements flexradio systems could not be as successful, nor could the sdr radio be what it is today without the many selfless contributions of our users all over the world. Sdr control software, firewire driver, firmware version, comments. Download powersdr transceiver for softrock40 for free. Flexradio powersdr software screenshot powersdr software flexible once it was all set up correctly in the setup menu, it was time to set up the freq cal, level cal, and rx image cal.
Sdr, software defined radios products category is a curation of 48 web resources on, the pecker, sdrdx osx and windows sdr software, sigmira. Although the rapid development of the sdr can be exhilarating, it can also be somewhat daunting. The sdr was introduced in 2003 and at the time was the first open source software defined radio sdr transceiver in the world. The radio ive been playing with most for the last few months is an sdr from ac5ogs flexradio systems. Powersdr for pi sdr unified installer, powersdr v2. Run powersdr, a window will open showing available radio interfaces add a legacy radio, choose sdr. If youve never experienced software defined radio you are really missing some magic. For sdr and softrockensemble users, pi sdr iq iq plus interfaces. This is the powersdr integrated installer which supports the flex1500, flex3000, and flex5000. We categorize the programs into general purpose software, single purpose software, research software and software compatible with audio piping. Openhpsdr programmer v2 instructions courtesy ken, n9vv september 08, 2016. After the initial software installation, comes the firsttime powersdr application run and the rig. Source code is available with purchase of the sdr to encourage amateur sdr research and experimentation. Guys,if you run the flex 1500, 3000 or 5000 then take a serious look at what darrin ke9ns has been doing.
Soundcard is fa66 sampling with 96 khz and buffer size is 1024 vac is working properly. O n the bench running powersdr for the sdr software. There is a link below to download the powersdr software. First, let me say, that the software provided by flexradio is in constant. It is a snap to set up, has a very complete audio patch panel on the back of the rig, and is capable of cleanly producing positive peaks well above 100%. Pratt nr0v, chris w2pa, rick n1gp, bryan w4wmt and dr loren betts, w6vh september 08, 2016. It is intended for use with software defined radio sdr receivers, such as the softrock, that are being used as an intermediate frequency if stage with a radio that is capable of being computer controlled via c. Have problems to combine it with the cwget software.
We have 2 flexradio systems sdr manuals available for free pdf download. A few weeks ago i suggested a couple of changes that would improve serious dx chasing using psdr. It is not possible to check in the setup of the software for the rfe board to be present or not. Powersdr with pi sdr for flex sdr software setup software installation is performed with a provided unified installer containing both the powersdr v2. My software defined radio satellite station using a flex6600 1 files 710 downloads.
The support for this radio as of today is limited to a receiver use only. The sdr began shipping in april of 2003 with gpl open source software, a first for a commercial transceiver. Powersdr is a very well written application and the interface looks great. Select the sdr option by clicking on the use button. Sdr software defined radio these are radios where most of the radio is defined in software code either in fpga, or in a supporting computer. The powersdr for pi sdr unified installer is installing powersdr v2.
When first confronted with an sdr and its powersdr 1 operating software, the sheer number of connections, controls, and settings can seem mind boggling even to. Latest powersdr version by ke9ns flexradio community. It is a near zeroif quadrature software defined radio sdr. I decided to use the same transverter i had been using before as my 144 mhz source, a ssb electronics lt2s.
Powersdrif stage is a modified version of flexradio systems powersdr software. Kk6mri setup of softrock rxtx for digital modes on. If you know of a program that is missing please leave. The little black boxs primary function is to convert rf to a 11 khz quadrature iq af signal for receive functions and to convert a 11 khz quadrature af signal to rf and to amply that signal to 100 watts pep. This is an rtlsdr software defined radio receiver with rtl2832u adc chip, 1ppm tcxo, sma f connector, r820t2 tuner and aluminium case with passive cooling. Connect the softrock sdr usb and a usb audio device to your machine. Powersdr software version and dependency matrix best. There are no controls on the box itself except a power switch. Every sdr comes with powersdr software that performs all dsp and control functions for the radio.
There are now dozens of software defined radio packages that support the ultra cheap rtl sdr. This is the powersdr integrated installer which supports the flex1500, flex 3000, and flex5000. Sdr control software firewire driver firmware version comments powersdr 1. My software defined radio satellite station using a flex6600. It is relatively simple to use compared to other sdr software and has a simple set up procedure.1253 1185 1074 965 713 486 1167 929 260 88 755 958 1317 1180 1382 1415 548 291 757 1249 1298 1473 225 492 919 569 699 366 642 521 1145 488 1509 261 1183 27 973 922 1162 814