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Author Topic: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.  (Read 4572 times)

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RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« on: April 22, 2017, 05:04:00 AM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hobbypcb/rs-hfiq-5w-software-defined-radio-sdr-tranceiver

From the makers of the Hardrock 50W amp... Pretty interesting and affordable...

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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 11:38:36 AM »
That has my attention!  The one thing I couldn't find is current draw in Rx. 

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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 02:05:48 AM »
Is it worth it for $250 versus a used HF radio ? 


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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 04:55:13 AM »
Depends on what you want to do with it... If you're into digital modes, yes.
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RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
Has anyone bought this and tried it out? Looks better than a used 817 radio but would still need more testing. Would think it would have a ANTENNA TUNER module to be comparable. Plus the HF AMP. Any combination that is less than $1000 I suppose.


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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 05:15:36 PM »
Good for a entry level SDR but better a second hand 817, if you add the amp, better a KX2


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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 06:37:01 PM »
I use this for my main radio. I have a Hardrock 50 amp, but rarely use it. http://www.multus-sdr.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=190
It has the sound card built in and delivers 5 watts on all bands and is cheaper.

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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 05:41:04 PM »
817 is $450 used. This is $250. Good bargain difference in price.


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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 05:54:15 PM »
I would love to buy your 817, but I have no $$$ right now:-( I saw it on QRZ also.

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Re: RS-HFIQ 5W Software Defined Radio (SDR) Tranceiver.
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:28:31 AM »
I would love to buy your 817, but I have no $$$ right now:-( I saw it on QRZ also.

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Sold it already. Someone got a good bargain when they talked me down.


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