Our friend Alfredo EA5YJ sent us some pictures of the installation of our universal SDR interface IFace inside the great ICOM IC-7600. This is a very powerful testimonial and we like to share it to thank Alfredo: the work has been done in EB5AGV Jose Vicente’s lab. In this way, using an SDR1A and its software you can take advantage of all the advanced features of the SDR receivers and improve the performance of any radio!
And if it works with an IC-7600… it works with any radio!
Here below you can see some pictures of the comparison between the spectrum as shown on the display of the radio and on the screen of an HP spectrum analyzer.
These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-7600. The installation is very easy.
The IC-7600, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses two different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the first one of the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). Below is the sequence of operations to be performed in order to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to make a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency. Going over you can find some images that illustrate how to install the interface for SDR. The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken.
Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.
At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.
This last image shows the inside of the RTX and where the IFace interface is to be placed.
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ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.
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