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Instead of sourcing an LO from a company like Wenzel, which can be expensive, could I feasibly just use this Tx as my LO? Any drawbacks to this idea? I regularly recommend that to customers of one of my clients, and it works. It definitely has the advantage that you have one clock source, so there's no mutual drift of frequencies, no reference oscillator ...


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Most SDR’s are HDX so it would require more ports and FDX capability with TCXO and excellent isolation and filtering in the mixer. Racks using this method with SDR’s significantly raises the cost. But can you use two inexpensive SDR’s with one as the ultrastable LO with a step down IF converter but at what CNR, or Noise threshold and Stability for 30MHz BW ...


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