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TAPR Accepting Orders for Hermes SDR Transceiver

07/17/2012

Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) is now accepting orders for the Hermes software-defined transceiver. Hermes is part of the non-profit openHPSDR project.

Spanning 50 kHz to 55 MHz, the Hermes transceiver includes a direct down-conversion receiver, a direct up-conversion 500-mW transmitter and a gigabit Ethernet interface all on one board. Also on board is an RF-quiet switch-mode power supply, which allows Hermes to run from a single 13.8 Vdc source. The transceiver is completely assembled and tested.

TAPR members: $895

Non-members: $940

The order page will close Wednesday July 25. TAPR states that there will be only one production run of Hermes boards, and they will build only the number necessary to fulfill orders received on or before the July 25 cutoff. Estimated delivery is October 15.



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