Shack update: WinRadio Excalibur Pro G33DDC

The newest addition to the shack is a WinRadio Excalibur Pro G33DDC which only arrived last Saturday! I am still becoming acquainted with the receiver, but am extremely pleased with it so far. My current crop of laptops struggle with it when recording a 4 mHz bandwidth, so I am also working through a long needed PC upgrade.

The awesome WinRadio G313e receiver is at the WinRadio repair facility and should be back within the next week or so. I was very pleased to discover the Hand Off feature of the WinRadio Excalibur Pro:

Hand-Off Receiver
The Excalibur Pro receiver software includes a useful function which allows users to utilize a WiNRADiO G313 receiver as a hand-off or recording receiver. The WiNRADiO G313 receiver is a high-performance software defined narrow-band receiver with superior quality crystal filters and a significant reserve in sensitivity, and so able to provide a better signal-to-noise ratio than the Excalibur Pro on very weak signals.


When the G313 receiver is connected, selecting the Hand off receiver option under the Options top menu bar allows the Excalibur Pro to pass the tuned frequency, mode and bandwidth information directly to the G313 receiver. For the G313 receiver to become available to the Excalibur Pro, it must be fully connected, and the G313 application software running.

This feature may be useful if a frequency of interest is found and you wish to record or monitor it, and then tune the Excalibur Pro to a frequency outside the currently selected DDC band.

I am very likely one of a very few Excalibur Pro users who also happens to own a G313 receiver. I am looking forward to receiving the G313e back from the shop! More comments later.

Also, I am a bit over a week behind posting new QSL verifications. I will do my best to get caught up this week.


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