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 FT1000MP MkV + RTL SDR + HDSDR Panadaptor 
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WOW !
I've finally got around to connecting up the SDR dongle and installed HDSDR software and I've actually got a panadaptor working. I was amazed how simple it was :D

Knowing the the MkV isn't the friendliest of boxes to plug anything into, if anybody wants the wiring then please let me know.

My primary aim was to not lift the lid on the radio and make any unnecessary connections.


Now time to play....

Ian

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Thanks to tips from Ian, I have managed a similar setup with FT1000MP, using minicircuits rf splitter, SDRPlay receiver, and SDR console. With my windows laptop I have a touch screen panadapter working, able to qsy using CAT by touching waterfall signal of interest. Thanks to Ian's tips I used the external antenna connections and avoided any mods inside the rig. The splitter does introduce a couple of db of signal loss but is entirely ok. I bought the splitter on ebay for £15, I already had the SDRPlay rx, and SDR console software is free to amateurs.

Interesting to see the different operating possibilities using this method. I also have an FT101ZD panadaptor using the IF output and an RTL dongle (with up converter) this provides a waterfall panadapter at IF and tuning moves the signal on the panadapter into the filter passband.


both approaches seem to work well and provide a modern facility on older gear.
more fun to come!
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Paul
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:14 pm
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