How to choose your SDR Switch.

Which SDR Switch? offer two different designs for integrating your SDR receiver in your station. A standard SDR Switch and a RXin/RXout Switch. Both come in two low insertion loss versions, a 0-70 MHz 100W and a 0-450 MHz 100W. Bellow we will discuss both methods so that you can decide which is the most suitable for your station improvement. Both switches allow you to TX on your favourite rig to transmit on whilst having the best possible receiver with your SDR.

SDR Switch 0-70 MHz

RXin/RXout 0-450 MHz

0-70 MHz SDR Switch                                     0-450 MHz RXin/RXout 

 Although both designs are suitable for the HF DX'er or the VHF weak signal operator, indeed the 0-450 MHz range were included at the request of several EME operators, they can be installed is numerous configurations in order to suit your personal needs. Basic SDR Switch set up

Basic RXin RXout

Although there are numerous combinations for installing your SDRSwitch these are the most basic and will help you decide which of the SDRSwitch range is most suitable for your needs. Further installation ideas are shown on the individual product pages. 

Basic SDR Switch photoBasic RXin RXout photo

What is the difference between the SDRSwitch and the RXin/RXout Switch offered by
The SDRSwitch was designed for those who want the minimum insertion losses and already know that their SDR RX will be their receiver of choice for their station. Someone who knows that an SDR RX along with SDR Console is far more than a pretty panadapter. 
The RXin/RXout switch allows you the option of receiving on both your transmitting radio as well as your SDR receiver. This does however come at a cost.  The insertion of a 2 way splitter will add a minimum of a 3dB loss to your receive signal. Obviously 3dB is a huge loss of signal and why most serious operators do not decide to go with the dual RX. That said, on VHF, this can be negated by installing an LNA in line which not only sets your initial noise floor but will give you so much gain that the 3dB will not be missed. provide both the SDRSwitch and the RXin/RXout switch in two frequency ranges. The 0-70MHz products are aimed at those who want low losses on HF, 6M and 4M but do not require the superior relays and figures provided by the 0-450MHz products. You can compare the S21 figures on the individual product pages to decide which you feel will be most useful in your shack.