READ HERE —> I’m on the cusp of starting a crowdfunding campaign or similar to raise funds enough for the first developer to either FINSH their work on the application they have running so far (SDRConsole and PiHPSDR are you listening?) or to some other developer that has the will/stamina to compete with the rest of the crowd and come up with either a transmit/receive .DLL for HDSDR or make a ‘stand-alone’ app that has the following features:
MUST BE A STAND-ALONE APPLICATION THAT DOES NOT USE GRC OR POTHOS AS THE BASIS OF THE APP
Spectra and Waterfall for receive with adjustable bandwidth (BW adjustment:100kHz to 20MHz, >20MHz stretch goal)
FULL transmit capability from 2 MHz to 3.8 GHz with microphone or audio input from the host PC
TX/RX Modes: AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW with applicable Rx/Tx bandwidths used for such modes
Digital Demod Capabilities: Stretch goal - Modularized and capable of installation for the users preference
Spectra/Waterfall Color Schemes:‘Linrad’, Green, B/W, whatever - but the windowing should be user selectable
Normal Controls for Rx/Tx: Frequency, gain settings, viewable BW, selectivity adjust, noise reduction, etc.
Platform independent/Cross Platform: Preferable Cross-Platform, Windows 10 a close second, but we’ll take Linux (Ubuntu 17), too
MUST have USB 2.0/3.0 capability for the Lime
CANNOT BE TIME LIMITED - MUST BE FREE APP - The crowdfund is paying you to do it.
There are probably several other ‘Most Important Requirements’ I’m missing, but you get the picture. If anyone has played with SDRConsole, PiHPSDR (with other SDRs), GQRX, or CubicSDR in receive, those are the features for the target app. But the app MUST have transmit capability, too - - no exceptions, waiting, excuses, ‘dog ate my homework’. Come to the table with BOTH and you win whatever is collected in the Crowdfund.
Your application MUST be submitted to me (Marty, KN0CK) for inspection and use before a winner is declared - - and I will record the time and date of its arrival when this takes place. ALL FUNCTIONALITY MUST WORK and the software must be OPEN SOURCE to allow others to modify the work for other features and modes after you wash your hands of it. You must also provide FULL instructions on how to install for Windows or Linux.
Target date for completion: July 4, 2017…There’ll be fireworks that day in the US if you complete it and all functionality works…
FIRST ONE DONE WINS…ON OR BEFORE 7/4/2017
COME ON…WHO IS IN WITH ME ON THIS? I’m willing to put the first $100 forward and ask that IF we crowdfund this (soon) that we at least put $20.00 forward per backer. If no one comes to the table with the app by 7/4/2017, then the money goes back to the backers and we sit there in astonishment that no one was willing or able to do this…Pretty lame…
Okay - let’s hear back from anyone/everyone on this…Here’s your poll to gauge feasibility - Poll closes 1 week from today (4/28/17 @ midnight Central Time USA), so PLEASE VOTE - - NO CROWDFUNDING TAKES PLACE UNTIL FEASIBILITY IS ASSESSED - SO VOTE IN THE POLL BELOW!!!:
73 de Marty, KN0CK