The Peaberry SDR V2 is a Software Defined Radio transceiver for the HF amateur bands (FCC part 97). It's available as a kit that you build yourself. An illustrated manual covers assembly, testing, and installation of HDSDR. Because the radio is software defined, the modes you can operate are determined by the applications running on your computer. There is software available for every known mode. You can even design your own modes if you have the expertise.
Build your Peaberry SDR V2 for the 160/80/75m, 80/75/60/40m, 60/40/30/20m, 30/20/17/15m, or 17/15/12/10m bands. All kits include parts for all bands so you do not need to decide until you are ready to start building.
November 2013 QST has a review of the Peaberry V2. It includes test results from the ARRL lab. You can read it online in the ARRL archives.
- CW now supports QSK with the new Peaberry CW application.
- 96kHz digital I/Q interface. No additional sound card needed.
- Two tone, 2 kHz spacing, third-order dynamic range: 99 dB.
- 1 watt transmitter. (above 20m may be less)
- Support for Elecraft T1 automatic antenna tuner.
- DG8SAQ/PE0FKO/SoftRock control interface.
- Open Source firmware.
- USB bootloader.
This is an unassembled kit that contains mostly surface mount components. Enclosure not included.
If you are unable to build, you can find someone to do this for you on the forums. I can usually ship your kit directly to the builder. Note that I can't help with any problems you might have with someone else building your kit. This has never happened but I just want to make sure it's clear that construction services are done by a separate entity that I have no control over.
Construction manual, schematic and driver on the support forum
Source code on GitHub
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 April, 2013.