Over on YouTube the Ham Radio 2.0 has uploaded an interview with Scotty (WA2DFI) from TAPR who talks about a new software defined radio called the TangerineSDR that is expected to be released mid-2020.
The TangerineSDR will focus on scientific use cases such as the HamSci Personal Space Weather Station, ground satellite stations, academic research and RF sniffing. The goal is to have a modular SDR that can be produced cheaply for educational institutions, whilst having the capability to be upgraded to a high performance version for the space weather station.
The TangerineSDR is a Modular Software Defined Radio Project with the following objectives:
- Development of SDR radios that allow experimentation in a variety of radio modes.
- Provide support to unaffiliated other groups that need these radios to support their mission.
- To provide hardware modularity so that the user can have a functioning radio with different subsets of the possible components.
- To allow varying performance so that beginners can have a functioning radio with a minimum of parts, yet allow an expert user more functionality as needed.
- To allow users to experiment with differing configurations of data collection, networking, transport and visualization.
In the Video Scotty shows off a mock-up of the TangerineSDR. The video description by Ham Radio 2.0 reads:
Presented at the TAPR Digitial Communications Conference of 2019, Scotty, WA2DFI, shows us a mock-up of a newly designed radio for Space Weather, and many other things, dubbed the Tangerine SDR. This modular radio is planning to be in production by mid-2020, with a working prototype to show at the 2020 Orlando Hamcation. Take a look at this short video and let me know what you think.