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BC 780XLT IF Tap

BC 780XLT IF Tap

Several years ago, I modified a Softrock kit to operate at 455 kHz.   The main purpose behind this build was to add the ability to connect it to a receiver’s IF output (if it operated at 455 kHz, which is a common IF output), and gain SDR operation – spectrum display, various modes, etc. This …

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RSSI correlation

RSSI correlation

One interesting aspect of the BCD-996 and similar radios is the digital command and status protocol. In digging into the software, I learned that there is a RSSI (Relative Signal Strength Indicator) included, which delivers a numeric value relative to the signal strength of a received signal.   Given that I could command the radio …

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