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SDR interface for the IC-706MKIIG

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-706MKIIG. The installation is very easy.

The IC-706MKIIG, like other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses two different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wideband” one, the one before the main bandpass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). The sequence of operations to be performed in order to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to realize a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency is shown below. The intermediate frequency filter is also used in transmission, so it will be preferable to use the PTT command to disable the IFace during transmission. The following images show 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.

PTT and power supply can be easily taken from the connector J10. The interesting signal are labeled as T8 and 13.8 respectively.

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.

If you like the idea and the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

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.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
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IC-7400 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the glorious ICOM IC-7400.

The operations to be carried out are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where the IF signal has to be taken. This radio uses several mixers, we are interested in the first of the reception chain as it gives us a broadband signal. The IF frequency is 64.455 MHz. The following image shows the block diagram of the radio and where to get the IF signal.

The following images show the portions of the schematic diagram of the RF UNIT where we can see the exact points where to sample the IF signal and the power supply.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

The use of PTT signal is not required, RX and TX signals are separated.

In order to purchase an IFace use the buttons below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

IC-R9000 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the glorious Icom IC-R9000.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals.

This radio uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the second one of the RX chain because the IF frequency will be the same for all the bands, 10.7 MHz. The following images show the block diagram of the radio.

The following two images show the portions of the schematic diagram of the IF UNIT where we can see the exact points where to sample the IF signal and the power supply.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

The use of PTT signal is not required, it’s a receiver!

In order to purchase an IFace use the buttons below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

IC-7000 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the glorious Icom IC-7000.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals.

This radio, in fact, uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the first of the RX chain. The following images show the block diagram of the radio. For the IC-7000 the first IF is at 124.487 MHz.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

The use of PTT signal is not required.

In order to purchase an IFace use the buttons below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

IC-781 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the glorious ICOM IC-781.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals.

This radio, in fact, uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the first of the RX chain. The following images show the block diagram of the radio. For the IC-781 the first IF is shown in the small table in the following image.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

In order to purchase an IFace use the button below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

ICOM IC-775/775DSP SDR!

Our friend Luigi IV3XNF sent us some pictures of the installation of our universal SDR interface IFace inside the great ICOM IC-775DSP. This is a very powerful testimonial and we like to share it to thank Pellegrino.
In this way, using an external SDR receiver and its software you can take advantage of all the advanced features of the SDR technology and improve the performance of any radio!

This image shows just how our IFace works: it is used to take the IF signal from the radio and send it, properly processed, to the external receiver: this creates a real SDR panadapter.

And if it works with an IC-775… it works with any radio!

The installation is very easy, the instructions can be found here, and from the following images, you can see result of the installation made by IU8JAD.

If you’d like to buy an IFace please use the following button. A shopping cart will appear and you will be able to proceed with the order.

If you want to find out for which other radios the installation instructions are already available, go to this page.

If you do not know which SDR receiver to use and you want an advice, please note that all our tests were carried out using one of the receivers shown in this article: click here.

For more information, videos and other technical notes please visit the product page, click here.

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.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

ICOM IC-7100 SDR!

Our friend Pellegrino IU8JAD sent us some pictures of the installation of our universal SDR interface IFace inside the great ICOM IC-7100. This is a very powerful testimonial and we like to share it to thank Pellegrino.
In this way, using an external SDR receiver and its software you can take advantage of all the advanced features of the SDR technology and improve the performance of any radio!

This image shows just how our IFace works: it is used to take the IF signal from the radio and send it, properly processed, to the external receiver: this creates a real SDR panadapter.

And if it works with an IC-7100… it works with any radio!

The installation is very easy, the instructions can be found here, and from the following images, you can see result of the installation made by IU8JAD.

If you’d like to buy an IFace please use the following button. A shopping cart will appear and you will be able to proceed with the order.

If you want to find out for which other radios the installation instructions are already available, go to this page.

If you do not know which SDR receiver to use and you want an advice, please note that all our tests were carried out using one of the receivers shown in this article: click here.

For more information, videos and other technical notes please visit the product page, click here.

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.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

IC-7700 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the Icom IC-7700.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals.

Testimonial by IU8JAD Pellegrino

This radio, in fact, uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the first of the RX chain. The following images show the block diagram of the radio. For the IC-7700 the first IF is shown in the small table in the following image.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

In order to purchase an IFace use the button below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

IC-775 and IC-775DSP with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the Icom IC-775 and IC-775DSP.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals. This radio, in fact, uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the first of the RX chain. The following imagea show the block diagram of the radio. For the IC-775 and IC-775DSP the first IF is shown in the table in the following image.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the circuit diagram where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.

In order to purchase an IFace use one of the buttons below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!

IC-9100 with SDR panadapter

Our buffer interface named IFace can be used to add an SDR panadapter to the Icom IC-9100 transceiver.

The operations to be performed are very simple, it is sufficient to obtain from its wiring diagram the information on the points where to take the IF signals. This radio, in fact, uses different mixers depending on the selected band. In particular, we will have one for HF and 50 MHz, one for VHF and one for UHF (plus a fourth for the optional 1.2 GHz band). The following image shows the block diagram of the radio.

Below is a portion of the HF / 50 MHz reception chain and the list of the various intermediate frequencies: we are interested in the first one so as to have sufficient bandwidth for the panadapter. In HF/50 MHz we will tune our SDR receiver to 64.455 MHz, while in VHF to 10.850 MHz while in UHF to 71.250 MHz.

We now proceed to identify the exact points on the circuit diagram where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling points of the signal for the HF and 50 MHz bands and of the power supply for the buffer interface.

Now let’s analyze the circuit diagram for VHF and UHF. It is easy to identify the two mixers and the relative points where to connect the IFace input.

The sampling points for the IF signal for the VHF and UHF bands are shown below. It is therefore clear that this radio requires 3 IFace buffer interfaces in order to cover all the available bands.

In order to purchase an IFace use the button below.

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.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us using the form below.
Have fun!