The Hermes-Lite is a low-cost software defined amateur radio HF transceiver based on a broadband modem chip and the Hermes SDR project.

Hermes-Lite 2.x

Current development is focused on the next major version, which combines the FPGA, gigabit ethernet and AD9866 on a single board. Hermes-Lite 2beta2 prototype printed circuit boards have been manufactured and are currently being built and tested. The Hermes-Lite 2beta2 not intended for general distribution as it is a complex and tedious build with several known bugs. Unless you enjoy helping with a beta project, please do not fabricate or purchase any printed circuit boards labeled Hermes-Lite 2beta2. Instead, wait for a production build hopefully available in the summer of 2017.

Hermes-Lite 1.x

Approximately 100 Hermes-Lite 1.x units have been built by experimenters around the world since 2014. This version requires a companion BeMicro SDK,CV or CVA9 FPGA card which has become difficult to find. See pictures of Hermes-Lite 1.x builds in our gallery.

  • Google Groups for discussion
  • Wiki for documentation
  • Tindie to purchase bare board sets and kits
  • GitHub for all open source hardware, software and firmware
  • Build Gallery to see Hermes-Lite 1.x builds
  • Hermes-Lite 1.x Files
  • Basic RF Front End
  • Version 1.42 Front End (Recommended)