A complete HPSDR transceiver in a Pandora Box

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Click here to see a full sized view of this block diagram of how HPSDR components were arranged in a PANDORA Enclosure to make a 100 Watt transceiver operating from 160 to 6 meters

The goal with this project was to assemble a complete 100 Watt 160 to 6 meter HPSDR rig using avialable HPSDR components. The computer and power supply were not included because a HPSDR station could be mobile operating from the vehicle's battery and controlled by a high end lap top computer. At the W9KFB shack this rig is powered by an Astron RS-35M power supply and the computer used has an Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.32 GHz. 3.24 GB of RAM with Physical Address Extension. The operating system is Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002 with Service Pack 3. PowerSDR version 1.19.3 is used to demonstrate that version's built-in support of the Hercules 100 Watt Amplifier. Also note that CW operations are aided by using K1EL's Winkeyer USB.

PowerSDR version 1.19.3 with the default skin

A list of all HPSDR components follows with the source web addresses:

Pandora Enclosure KitTAPR

LPU Kit(Low Power Power Supply Unit)TAPR

6 slot Atlas Mother Board KitTAPR

Mercury Receiver Board (assembled and tested)TAPR

Magister (Ozy)(assembled and tested)TAPR

Excalibur KitTAPR

Antenna Switch with ribbon cable, ribbon cable connectors, 6 meter LNA, and metal enclosure(version 3 fits in 2 Atlas slots)(assembled and tested)NT-Electronics

Penelope transmitter board (assembled and tested)NT-Electronics

PowerSDR version 1.19.3 with the IK3VIG Blue2 skin)
W9KFB's operating position
W9KFB's operating position
W9KFB's operating position
HPSDR rig consisting of a Pandora box filled with the following HPSDR components: Atlas, Mercury, Penelope, Ozy, LPU, Excalibur, Antenna Switch, and Hercules.
HPSDR rig consisting of a Pandora box filled with the following HPSDR components: Atlas, Mercury, Penelope, Ozy, LPU, Excalibur, Antenna Switch, and Hercules.