The RSP2-compatible SoapySDRPlay code has been pushed back to the original author, but is temporarily available from our github repository until it’s merged back into the official github site. Our software team have also included this new version in the Mac API installer which is now available on the downloads page and the start here system.
Monthly Archives: December 2016
SDRuno 1.12, RSP1 & RSP2 ExtIO plugins and new API released. http://www.sdrplay.com/downloads – the new API includes bug fixes, improvements to the AGC alorithm and gain mapping for both RSP1 and RSP2. The new EXTIO plugin works with both the RSP1 and the RSP2, meaning RSP2 users can now use HDSDR
Simon Brown has released (to Beta testers) a version of SDR-Console V3 Preview which works with the RSP2 – here’s a screen shot posted by Mike Ladd on the Facebook Group which I recommend any newcomers to SDR join for lots of advice, tips and techniques.
The red circles highlight the extra buttons added to control antenna switching, Bias-T, external clock and notch filters.
Beta testers are also helping us iron out bugs with our new EXTIO file as we bring up the HDSDR capability.
So just a very few more days and we should be there…..
Our first production batch of RSP2pro (the metal cased version of the RSP2) has all been shipped to our distributors – and they are selling out fast – today I heard that Ham Radio Outlet, RS Components, & Martin Lynch report that they still have limited stock available. Please check with your local distributor here:
A big thank you to Simon Brown for his hard work preparing to release a beta version of SDR Console Preview V3 for the RSP2. We are still tweaking things in our API, but hope to have the RSP2 working well with SDR Console very soon. We encourage SDR Console users to donate to Simon’s efforts by clicking here:
In parallel we now have a first pass ofthe EXTIO file needed to enable programs like the popular HDSDR to use the RSP2, and we are also working on SoapySDR needed for Cubic SDR.
We continue to see lots of great RSP YouTube videos being uploaded, and I have added some new links to them on our YouTube channel – under playlists – as well as ‘how-to’ demos, these also include techniques, tips and help in other languages than English. If you would like to share your ‘how to’ video with others, just send the link to jon.hudson at sdrplay.com – Panadapter hook-ups and interfaces to digital decode software would be very popular!
Regarding Panadapter kits for transceivers which don’t have protected ‘receive out’ or ‘IF out’ ports, then Dave at hupRF is a great place to start:
The 2017 edition of the World television and Radio Handbook is now available for purchase and includes a new review of the RSP1 using SDRuno in which the author comments ‘All in all we were very impressed by SDRuno….. we can strongly recommend it to users of the SDRplay which seems to us to represent an almost ideal introduction to the capabilities (of an SDR)’
To get a copy of the handbook – go to www.wrth.com
SevenFortyOne has released this excellent ‘out of the box’ YouTube video which is perfect for anyone new to SDR and the proud new owner of an RSP1. The step-by-step review shows how easy it is to get up and running and has examples of tuning into HF, MW and VHF signals with clear demos of the main SDRuno controls.
The video link is ideal for giving to anyone lucky enough to get an RSP1 from Santa in the next couple of weeks.
Interestingly, this video also gives a good illustration of how even an old Celerion notebook (running Windows XP) can be pressed into action if you are happy to trade some of the inherent SDRplay performance options
The RSP2 contains both an input and an output for the reference clock. This gives users of the RSP2 the ability to either use an external reference clock source for one or more RSP2s or to synchronise the clocks of multiple RSP2s using one device as the master reference. An application note on how to achieve this has been added to the ‘App Notes’ section of our Documentation tabs within Downloads – or simply click here to download a copy now
The first eHam reviews for the RSP2 are starting to appear on http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13139
RSP1 reviews can be found on http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/12358 where we have scored 4.5/5 across 62 reviews 🙂
Many thanks to all who take the trouble to document their experiences (warts and all!) and share their enthusiasm for SDR and SDRplay products
As reported last weekend, we are up to date with RSP1 shipments, and the good news is that we now have enough RSP2 units to ship all the orders which have been waiting. Apologies to those of you who have been waiting. Some distributors, furthest from the UK, may not receive their new RSP2 and RSP2pro stock until early next week (12th/13th December). We hope we can keep up with the demand over the next couple of weeks – we’ve been very pleased with the positive feedback we’re getting so far. Our technical folks are working flat out to get RSP2 support beyond SDRuno – the API goes to Simon Brown this week (for inclusion in the next SDR Console release) and the EXTIO.dll will be released soon after (needed for HDSDR etc.)
You can check out the very first RSP2 reviews which are starting to appear on eHam by clicking here