Setting up the controller is fairly simple. Install the drivers that come with the controller or download them from the Hercules web site. Plug in the controller via usb and fire up PowerSDR_mRX. Go to setup and Cat Control. Select the midi tab and your controller should show up. Press the configure button and you will get a graphic image of the controller with dropdown menus over the knobs, buttons, and sliders allowing you to map PowerSDR_mRX’s commands to them. Configure the controls to your specifications and you are done.

Conclusion
Needless to say that the Anan 10E offers a huge value for those who may wish to step up to a more sophisticated HF SDR radio or get their “feet wet” in the world of HF SDR with a high end SDR at a very reasonable cost. Apache Labs states on their web page “The ANAN-10E is an ideal platform who want an entry level DDC/DUC SDR tranceiver, performance of the rig far exceeds most high end legacy radios“, and this is not marketing hype. The Anan10E is truly a great performing HF SDR transceiver that would hold up well against some of the more expensive legacy radios.

4 thoughts on “Anan 10E First Look”
  1. Reduction of ADC # of bits by 2 reduces dynamic range by 1S unit ( -6dB)!
    I wonder how one copes with this with respect to settings of gain distribution according to K3NA excellent recommendations ( google)!

    Pierre,
    F3WT

    1. The 14-bit LTC2208 has a noise floor of -77.1 dBFS versus -78 for the 16-bit part. The SFDER is 98 dB versus 100 dB. I think the difference in *effective* number of bits is less than 1. The Perseus uses the 14-bit part and its performance is extremely close to that of designs using the 16-bit part.

      Now, has anyone actually *measured* the performance difference in receive between the ANAN-10 and the ANAN-10E? Apart from advertising claims and some hand waving, I have seen no actual measured data published.

      Thanks!

      73,

      Lyle KK7P

    2. the calculation is not correct: 2 bits less cause a nominal degration of DR of 2 x 6.02dB = 12.04 dB! But we have to consider the ENOB ( effective number of bits)defined for each ADC and there difference is not so significant. We measured approx. 4 dB reduction

  2. I have both the 10E and the 100D. Since I am a low band operator (160m primarily) the 100D is AWESOME!. With narrow filters and the NB2 noise reduction I can even use my transmit antenna and copy very weak signals. I have used both the 10E and 100D on an A/B comparison and the difference is barely noticeable. There is a new model about to be released and if the software can keep up with the new hardware the Flex users will soon be Apache Labs followers.

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