is CiaoRadio? The term means "ComputerInterfaceAudioOutputRadio".
CiaoRadio is a so-called Software Defined Radio, shortened "SDR". As
CiaoRadio is a completely digital device, its performance and as
well the functional range is defined by the software. Filter
bandwidths and other parameters are digitally generated and their
impact is very effective. There is no need to buy expensive filters
to give the receiver a better selectivity. The bandwidths can easily
be adjusted with the computer mouse in the lower left of the
display. Multiple notch filters can also be set simply by clicking
the right mouse button plus then adusting depth and width
continuously. Demodulation modes can be seen on the screen. The mode
C-QAM is for AM stereo. This mode is unfortunataly not often used
yet. Only France Bleu on 864kHz seems to be broadcasting sometimes
in AM-Stereo. DRM reception of course is also possible when using
Installation is very easy:
Install the software, configuration according to the manual, connect
CiaoRadio via USB, connect the antenna and then let's go.
Reception is, to say it at first, very good. All signals which can
be heard with the existing equipment pool are also audible on the
CiaoRadio. And this in even better quality. The CiaoRadio has a very
low base noise level. By the way, it has an own soundcard built in.
Those many demodulation opportunities and the continuous bandwidth
filters just deliver a very good reception. Over here in Central
Europe the antenna question always is a big topic.
During the day it works fine with 20m long wire! Only in the evening
there are large signal problems, especially above 49m and 41m bands.
Also below medium wave range the reception is weak in the evening.
Down there it is overloaded with large signal effects. You will have
to do some experiments on the antenna side. DX is possible if all
requirements are fulfilled.
the CiaoRadio gives now an ExtIO.dll for working with HDSDR and