HDSDR Panorama for Yaesu FTDX 1200 or others

In eBay I found a cheap RTL-SDR with direct sampler modification, what can used from 0.100 Khz up to 1.7 GHz.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/100-kHz-1-7GHz-kompletten-Band-UV-HF-RTL-SDR-USB-Tuner-Empfanger-R820T-8232-/281983319461?hash=item41a783fda5:g:bSsAAOSwPc9W0~HV
It was a kit for build by your self. But you can buy finish SDRs, from this type für 50-80€,

It was not simple to build ! You need a lot of SMD practice.

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The finish SDR Radio

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The direct sampler mod under the microscope

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Here you can see the size of the IC in the right.

Here you can download the Manual: Manual
Here you can download the Build Instructions: Bauanleitung

But to use as a Panorama Display you must share your antenna, what is connected at your transceiver, with the SDR. To do this you need a Splitter, what disconnect and ground the SDR from the antenna, if your transceiver is sending.

antennen splitter
I build this from old parts out of the box in a old QRV-20 antenna switch case.
The capacitor is a 1nF with 1 KV.

The connectors are:
At the left side are the transceiver, at the middle the SDR and at the right the antenna.
The Relais disconnect the middle SDR Plug from the antenna and ground the middle pin of this plug. This will happend, if the Relais get power from the PTT jack from your transceiver.

If this PTT jack is used by your linear, you must build a PTT share box at first. I do this with two sub Relais. You can build line this a box what can connect to your Transceiver and have 2 or more jacks for further “PTT Clients”.

Here the video with this self build Panorama Monitor (But in German):

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