Equipment


Cardiff ARS is fortunate to have had a Software Defined Radio transceiver donated to the society. We use it with GNU Radio to demonstrate RF and communication signal concepts during our info sessions and to run demonstrations at public events. Within the group it is available to anyone interested in experimenting with Digital Signal Processing or UHF and Microwave systems.

Analog Devices ADALM-PLUTO

  • 325 MHz to 3.8 GHz continuous
  • 20 MHz instantaneous bandwidth
  • GNU Radio and Matlab support

The society does not currently own any conventional radios and is grateful to a local Amateur Radio operator who has lent three radios to the society until we are able to get equipment of our own.


Kenwood TS-590s

  • Single Side Band, AM, FM, FSK, CW, DATA
  • 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz bands
  • 100 Watts max
  • USB control and audio streaming

Kenwood TM-V7A

  • Narrowband FM
  • 144 MHz and 432 MHz bands
  • 50 Watts max
  • Dual receiver

Baofeng BF-F8+

  • Narrowband FM
  • 144 MHz and 432 MHz bands
  • 5 Watts max