1 U
45 mm deep
Current Draw
10 mA +15V
10 mA -15V
0 mA 5V
$245 Price in €

This Module is currently available.

RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition

Voltage Controlled Shortwave Receiver

The RF Nomad adds the squealy, squelchy, noisy, unpredictable vintage sounds of shortwave radio to your modular. But this is no ordinary shortwave; it's been designed to be extra noisy, extra squealy, extra gritty, and just downright nasty. No built-in output filtering means that a rich spectrum of harmonic content is available on the audio output jack. Audio levels can be driven to distortion. CV control lets you add your own creative spin on sound design.

Hissy interstation audio. Squealy heterodynes. Fading stations. Atmospheric noises. Faint voices in foreign languages from distant broadcast stations. Fire and brimstone. It's all in there, just like your granddad's old tabletop shortwave.

But, the RF Nomad adds a twist: The tuning is voltage controlled. Sure, when you were a kid, you discovered you could make spacy noises on Papa's shortwave by slowly turning the tuning dial. But just how fast could you twist that dial? Faster than an audio-rate LFO? Hardly. Voltage controlled tuning means that the RF Nomad will let you explore sounds you never imagined you could get out of a shortwave receiver.

Single MU width
+/- 15V @ 10mA
SO-239 RF connection to allow sturdy outdoor antenna
Generously-proportioned, vintage-style knobs.
CV input controls tuning offset.
Tunes 31m shortwave band.

The RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition comes with everything you see here: The Nomad module itself, a 9-foot (3m) PL-259 coaxial antenna feed cable, and a 20-foot (6m) wire antenna. The antenna can be used indoors as-is. With a little waterproofing of the connectors, outdoor use is also possible. Be sure to disconnect during storms!


submitted Mar 12th 2017, 23:51 by evaton technologies | last Change Mar 13th 2017, 09:57 by modulargrid


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