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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Radio Analog PTRX-7300 - Really?

Well,

You may well have seen adverts for the PTRX-7300 from Radio Analog. This is some kind of new fangled adaptormabob for the Icom IC-7300 that gives you an RF output that you can hook up to an external SDR for a panadapter display.

Well, I ordered one.

Here are the bits that you get (but not the screwdriver):


You start by taking the radio top cover off:


Then we disconnect the cable that attaches to the rear external tuner connector and remove it:


Then the new gubbins clips into the space where the external tuner connector was:


Hook up the cable into the now vacated socket for the external tuner connector:


and then pull a plug out of the radio PCB and insert into the new gubbins:


Then we have a supplied cable from the new gubbins to the PCB socket we just disconnected:


And thats it! Now externally the tuner connector is re-connected and also a flying lead with an SMA connector to feed to the SDR. This is extremely neat!


So once we have all that done, I have set up SDR Console:


and it just works.

Simples!

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