High-end SDR amateur radio
The MB1 transceiver is a game changer, it's a transceiver and a PC in a single package. It has a classic design, developed over several decades, with the most advanced DUC/DDC SDR technologies - Direct Down Conversion (DDC) and Direct Up Conversion (DUC) and a fully featured high-end personal computer with an Intel Core i5 processor on board.
Intel Core i7 6700T
Features of the transceiver
* ** *** These functions are supported by the transceiver's hardware, but is not implemented in the ExpertSDR2 software. They will be supported in the future ExpertSDR2 software releases.
PC capabilities of the transceiver
Installation of digital modes software
Installation of HAM and Contest logs
Two CW Skimmers may be used on different bands
The transceiver can connect to the LAN and the Internet
Use of Internet applications (e.g. e-mail, Skype, ICQ, TV, etc.)
Play video and audio files
Watch TV via USB-receivers
An opportunity to connect two external displays, keyboard, mouse
An opportunity to connect external speakers to the PHONES jack on the front panel
A version of ExpertSDR2 software with adapted GUI for 7" display was specially developed for the MB1 transceiver. At the present time software works in RX/TX mode and supports two independent receiving channels with the bandwidth up to 312 kHz. A DSP library developed by company Expert Electronics allowed improvement of receiving quality and higher the stability of the software.
MB1+ATU supplied accessories
|Design concept of the receive path||Direct Digital Conversion|
|RF ADC clock frequency, MHz||160|
|RF ADC resolution, bit||16|
|RX frequency range, MHz||0.09 ... 65; 95 ... 148|
|The maximum width of the spectrum display, MHz||80|
|Amount of independent RX channels||2|
|Blocking Dynamic Range (BDR), dB||129|
|Dynamic Range over IMD3, dB||>100|
|Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (2 kHz), dB||>110|
|MDS level, dBm||-124|
|Image channel rejection, dB||> 110|
|Local oscillator stability, ppm||+/- 0.5|
|Built-in preamplifier, dB||-20, -10, 0, +10|
|Additional VHF preamplifier, dB||+22|
|The method of signal generation||Digital Up Conversion|
|RF DAC clock frequency, MHz||640|
|RF DAC resolution, bit||14|
|The range of transmission frequencies, m||160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2|
|Maximum output power in HF, W||100|
|Maximum output power in VHF, W||50|
|Maximum output power in 6M, W||50|
|Power voltage range, V, Hz||~100 ... 240, 50 ... 60|
|Maximum consumption power, W||320|
|Operating temperature, °C||0 ... +50|
|Dimensions L x W x H, mm (inches)||285 x 325 x 150 (11,2 x 12,8 x 5,9)|
|Weight, kg (lbs)||9.3 (20.5)|
Internal PC parameters
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE MDH11KI on Intel® H110 Express Chipset|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-6400T Processor (6M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz) Intel® HD Graphics 530|
|RAM||8GB SoDDR4 - UMAX DDR4 2400 1024x8|
|SSD||120GB size-type M2|
- 4 x USB 3.0 on the rear panel and 2 x USB 2.0 on the front panel
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation and specifications are only guaranteed within the amateur radio bands.
Additional High Pass Filter (HPF) for VHF with pass frequency 100 MHz.
HPF can be easily installed inside the transceiver.
MB1 User Manual 1.2.0
This document thoroughly describes MB1 functionality and characteristics. 20-11-18
User Manual Addendum version 5.3, by Erik EI4KF
ExpertSDR2 and CW Skimmer
This guide describes how to setup ExpertSDR2 and CW Skimmer(s).
Using the transceiver for SO2V operation with SDC
The diagram can be used for creating two working places with a single MB1 transceiver.
Warning! Software for each device is different! Double-check your device before downloading!
ExpertSDR2 x64 v.1.2.0 MB1
ExpertSDR2 1.2.0 final_Release_Notes
Software and Firmware update video instruction
Review on SDRZone website, by Mark Abraham, NI0Z (June 2017)
Link to the home page - https://sdrzone.com/index.php