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Boffins teach old radios new channel-hopping tricks

FaultyWarrior

This article doesn't really make any sense from a technical perspective. If someone would bother to write the software, the USRP would easily be able to jump between bands - even entire frequency segments. I use a USRP1 for running an OpenBTS tower, and when it's not doing that, it's running as a high-power FM radio transmitter. Simply close one program, switch the aerial outputs, open the other, and it's all good. That's the whole point of an SDR - it's meant to be able to run on any band, and that band is SOFTWARE defined. <_<

Although in the context of this article, good luck using a USRP for something like wireless mics. The mics are what, $200 USD? The USRP is around $1200 USD.

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