Here is a report from Jack about use of a SoftRock SDR receiver kit working in tandem with his Kenwood TS-850s. Click on the thumbnail below for a larger view. Also included below are two Youtube video links. Thanks, Jack!
The CAT interface cable for my TS-850s came in today. I also have finished a monoband SoftRock SDR for the Kenwood 8.830 MHz IF. I used the PowerSDR/IQ software from here:
The software now works directly with some Kenwood radios and with the K3. It can also link up with Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD). Here are a couple of vides:
The software is superb. By interfacing the $20 SoftRock to the TS-850s, I get the following:
- A pandapter
- The SDR receiver with an additional sub-receiver. This includes DSP filters and noise reduction.
- The SDR is muted automatically when transmitting through the Kenwood.
- Software control of the combo as well as control via the radio knobs.
- Interconnection with HRD
This is an impressive and inexpensive combo.