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 received a grant from the engineering department and was able to purchase two radios with it. We are in the process of looking for additional funding for antennas, coax, etc to get the radios on the air.


Flex 6400

  • Single Side Band, AM, FM, FSK, CW, DATA
  • 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz bands
  • 100 Watts max
  • Software Defined Radio
  • IQ and audio network streaming

Kenwood TM-D710GE

  • Narrowband FM
  • 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands
  • 50 Watts max
  • APRS and Packet Radio support
  • Built in GPS
  • Dual receiver

A local radio amateur has lent the society several FM handheld radios until we are able to get some of our own. These are lent to newly licensed members to get them on the air as quickly as possible.


Baofeng BF-F8+

  • Narrowband FM
  • 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands
  • 5 Watts max