Episode 057 - Gerald Youngblood - K5SDR
Who could imagine that an offer to build fifty experimental SDR radios called the SDR1000 would turn into an order for five-hundred units in the first year launching Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, into the software defined radio business. FlexRadio Systems was launched, in 2003, on the kitchen table of K5SDR's Austin, Texas house to become the premier ham radio supplier of turn-key SDR radios. Gerald joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this episode of QSO Today.
First License: 1967, Novice WN6RXV
Upgrade: WA5RXV at the FCC Office in New Orleans
Elmer: Don Johnson, Physics Teacher at the Junior College next to Gerald’s high school
Education: BSEE, Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University FM campus radio station
College Radio Job: Jackson, Mississippi Channel 16 UHF
Station upgrade in the college days:
Software Defined Radio Links:
A Software Defined Radio for the Masses, by Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
Interview with Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, President Flex Radio Systems - KA3DRR Blog, 2008
Flex Radio Knowledge Center
Smart SDR 2.0 - protocol developed by FlexRadio to work over wide area networks and the Internet.
FlexRadio System CDRX-3200 - 32 blade receiver for government listening posts.
Best Experimenter SDR Group:
SDR User Resources:
Ham Radio Smart SDR -next generation SDR software
K5SDR’s SDR rig of choice for the beginner: FlexRadio 1500
K5SDR's New Station: FlexRadio 6700 in a rolling 12U rack
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Hallicrafters S38D General Coverage Receiver
The first "FlexRadio"
SDR1000 circa 2003
Flex Radio 1500 Transceiver