Copyright 2019 Andrew Barron ZL3DW
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"Software Defined Radio for amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners" is available from Amazon.com (just click on the cover). It is available in both printed and Kindle ebook formats.
You can buy the UK edition from the RSGB bookshop or the ARRL bookshop. (Same book different cover).
This book is intended for Amateur Radio Operators, Short Wave Listeners, and anyone interested in radio as a hobby. It includes sections on how different types of software defined radios work, the advantages of using them, and how they are tested. It also covers future trends including the development of Direct Fourier Conversion. There is a big section with tips for PowerSDR users and sections about other commonly used SDR software, plus a comparison of the basic specifications of 65 different SDR receivers and transceivers. The book is not a textbook or a reference book. It is written in an easy to read conversational style. I explain the basics without getting too technical. There are no pages of software code or complex mathematics. I find that simple diagrams can often make things easier to understand so I have included some helpful drawings and photographs.
- 308 pages
- Available in kindle or printed format
- What to look for when buying an SDR
- What is different about SDR?
- What computer skills do you need?
- Definitions of software defined radio
- Are SDRs better?
- Future trends
- Common questions about SDR
- SDR software on the PC
- SDR for shortwave listening
- SDR for CW, SSB and digital modes
- The ADC, FPGA, DSP, FFT and
- Heaps more - check out Amazon
This is an amazing book! With this book, Andrew Barron has written the best publication available covering Software Defined Radios for the radio amateur and technically inclined radio hobbyist. Whether you are a neophyte just wanting to get into SDRs or someone with years of in-depth practical hands-on experience with using, building, and writing software for SDRs, you will find this volume extremely helpful, and very interesting. Roger W3SZ August 12, 2017