Thanks to a generous contribution from Dr. Leon Bruner, NT8B, the MSUARC radio shack now has a state of the art SDR rig in our portfolio. We took delivery on a pristine Flex 3000 SDR radio this week. Flex raised the bar in the amateur radio community when it introduced the first significant SDR transceiver to the marketplace. QST gave the rig high marks and it’s SDR Pro software displays a broad swath of the band for point-and-shoot tuning. The radio is especially powerful in digital modes and its robust audio filter options make it easy to pull tough DX out of the mud. Jacob Bruner, KW4EV, joined MSUARC at Sparticipation. The incoming freshman is a double major in engineering and Chinese.