The SunSDR2 DX transceiver is based on the well-known SunSDR2 PRO transceiver with several hardware improvements. It is very compact for a 100W format, has active cooling, and an improved supply system, meaning it’s perfectly suited for DXpeditions. Also, it has a separate connector for an external ATU, thus SunSDR2 DX has all the functionality you got used to in our radios and even more. Improved hardware along with the ExpertSDR2/3 software makes this high-performance SDR transceiver the perfect base station. The evident choice for a true contester!
Hardware improvements in comparison to SunSDR2 PRO:
* ** *** 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.
SunSDR2 DX complete set
|RF ADC, bit @ MHz||16 @ 160|
|RX Frequency range, MHz||0.1...65; 95...155|
|Independent software receivers||2 + 2 SubRX|
|Sample rate, kHz @ bit||39; 78; 156; 312 @ 24|
|RX HF filters, MHz||(LPF: 65 or 9 x BPF) + constant LPF: 70|
|RX VHF filters, MHz||(WideRX: 95-155 or SAW filter for 2M: 144-148) + constant HPF: 100|
|BDR on HF, dB||130|
|BDR on VHF, dB||129|
|DR IMD3, dB||110|
|ATT/Preamp, dB||-20; -10; 0; +10|
|VHF LNA, dB||27|
|RF DAC, bit @ MHz||14 @ 640|
|TX Frequency range, M||All amateur bands 160-6; 2|
|Output power on HF, W||100|
|Output power on 6M, W||up to 80*|
|Output power on VHF, W||7 (up to 8)|
|TX IMD3 on HF, dB||37 on HF / 30 on VHF|
|Local oscillator TCXO, MHz +/- ppm||20 +/- 0.5|
|External 10 MHz oscillator input||+|
|Built-in audio codec, bit||24|
|RF input/output||2HF, 1VHF (Mini_UHF)
ADC IN, DAC OUT (SMA)
|PC interface||LAN 100 Mbit|
|DC voltage range in RX/TX, V||8...14.8 / 10...14.8|
|Recommended DC voltage, V||13.8|
|Current consumption RX/TX, A||1.2 / 24|
|Power consumption RX/TX, W||16.5 / 330|
|Operating temperature, °C/°F||0...+50/ +32...+122|
|Dimensions L x W x H, cm/inches||19.0 x 17.0 x 8.0/ 7.48 x 6.69 x 3.14|
|Weight, kg/lbs||1.8/ 3.96|
* 80W until 53MHz, then output power is slightly decreased.
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation and specifications are only guaranteed within the amateur radio bands.
Using the transceiver for SO2V operation with SDC
Both diagrams can be used for creating two working places with a single SunSDR2 PRO/DX transceiver.
Connecting an external PA, fan, relay, etc. to the SunSD2 PRO/DX
In this document, you can find information about how to connect the SunSDR2 PRO/DX to an external PA, fan, or relay to control the external BPF, antenna switch, etc.
Control cable schematic for external PA VL-1000 (Yaesu)
This schematic allows you to assemble your own control cable for PA VL-1000 by Yaesu. With this cable, you control PA's bands and RX/TX mode. This cable might be used for control of other devices, which works with 4-contact control protocol by Yaesu, e.g. PAs, antenna switches, etc.
Warning! Software is device-specific! Don't mix software with unsuitable hardware, it may lead to issues that are not covered by warranty!
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11_SunSDR2_DX
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11
AAT-100 tuner review in Radioamater, by Pavel Misek (OK7PM) (April 2021)
ExpertRemote system reviewed by Werner Schnorrenberg (DC4KU) (November 2019)
Published in Funkamateur 3-2020