Mobile Sonde Receiver & SDR

Another winter project! Mobile Sonde hunting is difficult enough without having to worry about the radio moving around in the back seat as one drives. In the past, my R8500′s power or IF would disconnect depending on how fast a turn was made, but not anymore. I have ruggedized the entire setup; power connection and IF connections have been replaced, all equipment is now rack mounted in a nice portable case. Just in time for the upcoming improved wind situation here in Northern California.

Ruggedized sonde setup.

Ruggedized sonde setup.

ICOM IC-R8500 and SDR-IQ.

ICOM IC-R8500 and SDR-IQ.

SDR-IQ is perfect SDR for mobile sonde hunting.

SDR-IQ is perfect SDR for mobile sonde hunting.

Although the batteries shown below are not exclusively for Sonde hunting, they will be used for that purpose.

Gel Batteries in Parallel

Gel Batteries in Parallel

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