Readers will recall my series of articles, posted early in 2011, providing a high level overview of the technology supporting the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program. It was then that I introduced the concept of the software definable radio or SDR. I strongly felt then, as I do now, that the appropriate direction was support for a multiplexed environment to improve the efficiency of spectrum utilization and facilitate simultaneous voice and data communication. It appears that I was not alone and Thales has introduced its GeoMux waveform that accomplishes just that. The new GeoMux waveform will become part of Thales’ PR4G product line. However, I’m confident that similar solutions will begin to appear across the board.
- In my next review, I'd like to turn you on to binoculars that you can buy at a street price of under $100 USD with an aluminum body, O-ring sealed and the optical performance of Leica. Stay tuned at www.twobirdsflyingpub.comGot some range time in with Vortex Optics Spitfire HD GEN 2 5X Prism Scope - nice 5 shot group at 100 yds with facemask and fogging glasses. . Don't you love this folks!The Vortex Spitfire HD 2 reticle was tailor made for the 5.56 round. It's clear and visible in bright sunlight.In 2021 Vortex Optics introduced two new prism optics, the Spitfire HD Gen II in 3x and 5x. Impressive! Look for my review of the 5x offering in March.The FN 509 is one of the truly outstanding 9mm striker-fired pistols on the market. The external thumb safety model is hard to come by. I'd love to see a 509 Compact with a thumb safety as well.