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Author Topic: ELAD FDM-DUO Transceiver  (Read 586 times)

Sparks

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ELAD FDM-DUO Transceiver
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:39:06 AM »
I cannot find this Italian radio mentioned anywhere in this forum. Anyone here familiar with it?


I am asking because Norway's major ham outlet runs a summer sale with a 25% discount on this one, and I am considering selling my unused Yaesu FT-817ND to acquire the ELAD FDM-DUO instead.


Some links concerning this radio, mostly reviews:
https://eclecticlight.co/2015/10/04/sdr-the-elad-fdm-duo-an-hf-transceiver-for-all/
http://www.hamradioscience.com/elad-fdm-duo-sdr-done-right/
http://www.rtl-sdr.com/hamradioscience-reviews-the-elad-fdm-duo/
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/11933  (Several reviews; mostly very favorable.)
https://www.hamradio.co.uk/amateur-radio-base-station-radio-elad-transceiver/elad/elad-fdm-duo-5w-multi-use-sdr-transceiver-pd-5447.php
http://sdr.eladit.com  http://sdr.eladit.com/FDM-DUO/  (Manufacturer's site.)
http://shop.elad-usa.com/sdr-radio/  (U.S. shop.)
http://www.permo.no/index.php/item/654-elad-fdm-duo-tranceiver  (Where the summer sale is.)

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Re: ELAD FDM-DUO Transceiver
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 12:41:36 PM »
Summer is soon over, and I finally decided against buying this fine radio, even at the 25% discount.

Main reason: I don't (yet) fully understand this SDR-stuff, and feel I don't need it (yet).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio

On top of that, ELAD delivers PC/Windows-only solutions, and I have used Mac only on a daily basis since 1989.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_software-defined_radios