I'm considering having an 10.7 IF tap installed on a PCR-100. If I feed that out to my SDR-IQ antenna input and tune the SDR to 10.7 MHz, I should see be able to receive anything the PCR-100 is tuned to, on the SDR correct?
Perfect! That's exactly what I was hoping for!For added motivation, watch this video. This guy has already done the modification and uses an excalibur to demonstrate.
Using an old Scanner to extend the frequency range of my Winradio Excalibur SDR - YouTube
I'm not sure how I'd have the SDR control the PCR-100 since the one serial interface on the PCR-100 must be used to control the unit from the software interface (in this case, TalkPCR).With the SDR-IQ and the PCR-100 you might be able to get a little limited control of the PCR using SPectraVue. I know SpectraVue supports control of some Icom radios, and I know the control sets for many Icoms are the same with the exception of the ID.
Again, keep in mind that I do not know if it would work or not, the PCR-100 is not one of the radios in the SpectraVue pull down menu, so it probably will not, but it is free to try. SpectraVue provides the control of some Icoms directly from the GUI.I'm not sure how I'd have the SDR control the PCR-100 since the one serial interface on the PCR-100 must be used to control the unit from the software interface (in this case, TalkPCR).
What I'm most looking forward to is a more efficient means of signal "stalking" for intermittant transmissions above 30 MHz.
I think I may see if can also have the discriminator tapped at the same time so I can use TrunkPCR with it as well...