Deep SDR 101 Receiver
New from Deepelec
An Amazing SDR Companion
Many of you will probably be familiar with the Deepelec brand, probably on account of the nanoVNA antenna analysers used by many amateur radio operators, hobbyists, makers and experimenters.
The firm behind it is the Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Minghong Electronic Technology, Ltd.
I had read about the nanoVNA, and I am interested in smaller SDR receivers, hybrids and general radio innovations, Some time ago, I reviewed the ATS20 and ATS-25 SI4732-chip receivers for RadioUser (RadioUser, December 2021; February 2022) and found them very versatile indeed.
In terms of those SI4732 receivers, the newer, slim-line, ATS100 mini-SDR appears to be the most comparable radio to the DeepSDR 101, which is under review here.
Therefore, I was curious and I took note when I heard that Deepelec is also now manufacturing a newer version of a Software-Defined Radio in a small form factor similar to the nanoVNA or the new ATS radios.
This is the DeepElec Deep SDR 101. Its first incarnation – as far as I can ascertain – appeared in 2022.
You can check out the general manual and quick-Start Guide (Version FW 1.0.0.) here […].
The full review of this interesting little gadget is scheduled to appear in the April issue of Practical Wireless (PW).