Well, I finally did something with the SDR I picked up at the Ripponden Rally last year.
It's now in the case of an old optical receiver that I picked up from another rally probably 5 or more years ago. It is screened and has two compartments inside, seperated with some good thick steel. Complete with feed-thru caps.
The SDR is in one side with 12v DC as well as I/Q fed through the caps. In the other, larger side, one of my Icom PCR-100s now resides. This is one I tapped the 10.7MHz IF - once I've ordered an Si570 VFO for the SDR, I will be able to tune to 10.7MHz and use the rather wide bandwidth (230kHz +) of the IF out and the RF front end on the Icom. The PCR tunes from 0-1300MHz, via a serial link, and is a fairly decent performer on HF, and V/UHF. I assume its very deaf on high UHF but I've never tried.
So far, progress is limited to mounting the PCR-100 in the case - I have yet to hook up power, antenna, audio out etc. I am awaiting Jan from sdr-kits.com to get back to me on pricing for the Si-570 VFO.
Some links for you:
Cross Country Wireless [SDR]:
Icom PCR-100 IF Out:
SDR-Kits Si570 VFO: