Sorry, I have not had time to do any other product reviews since our move to Europe.
October 2015 Product Review
The SDRplay RSP is a powerful wideband full-featured Software
Defined Receiver which covers all frequencies from 100kHz up to 2 GHz.
All it needs is a PC (Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac,
Raspberry Pi 2 & Android) along with an appropriate antenna to
provide excellent communications receiver functionality. Combined that
with the power of readily available SDR receiver software and you are on
your way to enjoy all modes of operation while monitoring up to 8MHz
of spectrum at a time.
What's really exciting is that SDRplay offers an open API, allowing
developers to create new demodulators or applications around the
Amateur Radio Operators will enjoy all modes of operation for the Ham
Bands ranging from experimental LF, through all the HF bands, VHF, UHF
and up to the 23cm band.
With the SRDplay RSP general coverage receiver, you can enjoy exploring the rest of the RF spectrum as well!
- Robust and strong plastic case
- Continuous coverage from 100kHz
to 2 GHz
- 12-bit ADC silicon technology
(not another 8-bit dongle!)
- Built-in High-Performance
- Up to 8 MHz bandwidth
- Good sensitivity and selectivity
- Low noise floor
- Simple USB interface (type B
- SMA antenna socket
- Powers over the USB cable
- Ideal for portable operation
- No need for an up-converter
- Covers all amateur bands from experimental
LF through HF, VHF and UHF
- Simultaneous entire amateur band monitoring
- Works with all the popular SDR software
(HDSDR, SDR# and SDR-Console)
- Compatible with existing open source radio
- ExtIO based plugin available
- Compatible with Mirics
Radio & TV software
- Software upgradeable for future standards
- Strong and growing software support network
- API provided to allow demodulator or
- Multiplatform support including Windows,
Linux, Mac and Android
- Frequency range: 100kHz - 2 GHz (Includes the cellular band too) Like there is anything or anyway to actually listen to it anyways!
- Bandwidth: 8MHz
- USB 2.0 (high speed) type B
socket for signalling and power
- SMA RF (female socket)
- Intermediate Frequency Modes:
- Zero IF, all IF bandwidths
- Low IF, IF bandwidths <1.536MHz
- 200 kHz
- 300 kHz
- 600 kHz
- 1.536 MHz
- 5 MHz
- 6 MHz
- 7 MHz
- 8 MHz
- 12 MHz Low
- 12 – 30 MHz Band Pass Filter
- 30 – 60 MHz Band Pass Filter
- 60 – 120MHz Band Pass
- 120 – 250 MHz Band Pass
- 250 – 420 MHz Band Pass
- 420 – 1000 MHz Band Pass
- 1000 MHz High Pass Filter
- 12-bit native ADC
- Sample Frequency 2MSPS –
- 10.4 ENOB
- 60dB SNR
- 67dB SFDR
- Weight: 110g
- Size: 95x80x30mm
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Review / Observations
Initially, I am very impressed with the SDR Play !
For LF /HF reception I used the Alpha Delta DX-EE Antenna
For VHF/UHF reception I used the A² Engineering Discone Antenna
And the cable of choice Times Microwave LMR-400
29 SEP 15
Using HDSDR software was my first choice mostly because of ignorance.
That being said, I have installed SDR Sharp and I will be experimenting with that. From what I can tell this platform seems to be more versatile because it has plug-ins available like PL/DPL Decoder along with with other options.