No PC needed - the shape of things to come?
John - Now that is slick! 73Tim K5TH
It is - I think we will see this designed into radios soon.73,John
Hi interesting but I prefer working digimodes via laptop. Its more convinient for me 73
I think this would appeal to POTA and other outdoor ops who'd like a minimalist package for digi modes. They seem to make up a large percentage of POTA stations on the air at any given time.73,John AE5X
Yes, I expect more radios will come with build in WSJT support. At least....my IC-7300 does RTTY all from the radio so why not FT8...Probabely the screen is a bit small, but there is a solution for everything. 73, Bas
One thing is sure - the hobby doesn't sit still and the radios are always changing - usually for the better. I guess that's two things ;-)73,John AE5X
In theory the sBitx does this, as well. Starting to see more and more radios moving in this direction.
Do you have an sBITX, Dave? I just started following the group.io again to see what people are doing with theirs.73,John
Not yet. Waiting for things to calm down, so I'm not dealing with a half-baked project. I started with a uBitx v3.0/4.0 and finally got a v6.0 before it matured to the point of being useful on the air, without having to fix things like spurious outputs, etc.
I understand (believe me!). There will soon (late Jan/early Feb) be a dual-band (20/40m) SSB transceiver kit for sale at an economical price from that part of the world. Buy now or wait? That is the question...73,John
Not really surprising. After all SDRs are actually radios running on computers. So, why not run computer software other than the SDR on the same set of chips?
Exactly - when you look at it that way, it's kinda surprising that it's taken this long for someone to do it.73,John