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MB1 High End HF, 6m & 2m SDR Transceiver

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The MB1 transceiver is a game changer, it’s a transceiver and a PC in a single package. It has a classic design, developed over several decades, with the most advanced DUC/DDC SDR technologies – Direct Down Conversion (DDC) and Direct Up Conversion (DUC) and a fully featured high-end personal computer with an Intel Core i5 processor on board.

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Read our blog series about the MB1 here.

7,159 $

  • EUR: 5,990 €
  • SEK: 66,234 kr

Available on backorder

MB1 Features

  • Independent RX path based on DDC (Direct Down-Conversion) architecture
  • Independent TX path based on DUC (Direct Up-Conversion) architecture
  • 2 software RXs + SubRX for each of them (4 slices total) + independent wideband Bandscope up to 80 MHz
  • ExpertSDR2 software in two styles: Desktop style and MB1 display (for integrated GUI)
  • Remote control operation, using it, you connect PTT and CW-key to the E-Coder panel. Microphone and E-Coder are connected to the remotely set up PC
  • TCI interface for seamless connection with third-party software like SDC (with its own Skimmer), LogHXSWISSLOG and RUMlog, more are coming
  • Professional TX processing module provides the most advanced tuning capability for voice operation
  • High-quality IPS 7″ touchscreen display with a 1280×800 resolution
  • Supports any software applicable for Windows 10 OS
  • ExtCtrl connector to control external devices with 8 powerful keys with open collector
  • COM-port for connection of external devices, like PA, antenna switches etc.
  • ALC connector for external power amplifiers*
  • Has a special XVTR connector for VHF transverters** (SMA connector)
  • 4 separate programmable PTT outputs for external power amplifiers
  • An opportunity to use the transceiver as a signal generator via DAC OUT connector (SMA connector)
  • An opportunity to use external filters in the middle of the RF path, using RX IN and RX OUT (SMA connector)
  • Small delay in CW mode (about 10 ms)
  • Input for external 10 MHz reference oscillator
  • An opportunity to use the transceiver in SO2V mode
  • Full duplex or half duplex modes***
  • 4 HF (UHF (SO-239) connector) and 2 VHF (N-type connector) antenna connectors
  • Internal power-meter for HF and VHF bands and SWR-meter for HF band
  • Record and play on air fragments (IQ files) with a bandwidth of up to 312 kHz
  • Internal ATU (Automatic Tuner Unit)
  • The embedded power supply unit

* ** *** These functions are supported by the transceiver’s hardware, but is not implemented in the ExpertSDR2 software. They will be supported in the future ExpertSDR2 software releases.

MB1 PC capabilities 

  • Installation of digital modes software
  • Installation of HAM and Contest logs
  • Two CW Skimmers may be used on different bands
  • The transceiver can connect to the LAN and the Internet
  • Use of Internet applications (e.g. e-mail, Skype, ICQ, TV, etc.)
  • Play video and audio files
  • Watch TV via USB-receivers
  • An opportunity to connect two external displays, keyboard, mouse
  • An opportunity to connect external speakers to the PHONES jack on the front panel

MB1 Applications

  • Full-function radio amateur transceiver
  • Mobile contest-station
  • Remote receipt point for the contests and other applications
  • Spectrum analyzer with the bandwidth up to 80MHz
  • Work with the external programs of digital connection types, CW Skimmer, etc.

MB1 Block Diagram

MB1 2

ExpertSDR2 Software

A version of ExpertSDR2 software with adapted GUI for 7″ display was specially developed for the MB1 transceiver. At the present time software works in RX/TX mode and supports two independent receiving channels with the bandwidth up to 312 kHz. A DSP library developed by company Expert Electronics allowed improvement of receiving quality and higher the stability of the software.

MB1 Specifications

RF ADC, bit @ MHz 16 @ 160
ADC type LTC2209
RX Frequency range, MHz 0.1…65; 95…155
Independent software receivers 2 + 2 SubRX
Sample rate, kHz @ bit 39; 78; 156; 312 @ 24
Bandscope, MHz 80
RX HF filters, MHz LPF: 65 or 9 x BPF
RX VHF filters, MHz WideRX: 95-155 or SAW filter for 2M: 144-148
BDR on HF, dB 130
BDR on VHF, dB 114
Sensitivity, uV 0.07
DR IMD3, not less dB 98
RMDR, dB 110
ATT/Preamp, dB -20; -10; 0; +10
VHF LNA, dB +22
RF DAC, bit @ MHz 14 @ 640
TX Frequency range, M All amateur bands 160-6; 2
Output power on HF, W 100
Output power on 6M, W 50 (up to 60)
Output power on VHF, W 50
TX IMD3, dB 25-30 on HF/VHF
Local oscillator TCXO, MHz +/- ppm 20 +/- 0.5
External 10 MHz oscillator input +
Built-in audio codec, bit 24
RF input/output 4HF (SO 239)
2VHF (N-type)
1XVTR, ADC IN, DAC OUT (SMA)
Built-in PC Windows 10 OS
CPU: i5-6400T
RAM: 8 GB
SSD: 120 GB
IPS 7″ 1280×800 touchscreen display
AC voltage range, V, Hz ~100…240; 50…60
Power consumption RX/TX, W 320
Operating temperature, °C/°F 0…+50/ +32…+122
Dimensions L x W x H, cm/inches 32.5 x 28.5 x 15.0/ 12.6 x 9.84 x 5.51
Weight, kg/lbs 9.3/ 22

Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation and specifications are only guaranteed within the amateur radio bands.

In the Box

  • PTT-microphone MD15
  • Power Supply Cable to connect the transceiver to an AC mains network
  • Backup fuse 5A

Optional Accessories

MB1 Video Review by Pascal VA2PV

MB1 Brochure
SKU: MB1T Categories: , Tag:
Weight 14 kg
Dimensions 55 × 49 × 39 cm
8,012.58 $ for 3 item(s)

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