Radio user reviewer and popular vlogger Clint of “Oxford Shortwave Log” talks about the SDRplay RSP1A in this YouTube video: Radio user reviewer and popular vlogger Clint of “Oxford Shortwave Log” talks about the SDRplay RSP1A in this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/HYpZ5mtHHzI
The latest copy of Radio User includes a review of the RSP1A, focusing on long, medium and short-wave reception , portability and comparisons with more expensive receivers.
Radio User Magazine is available from larger UK newsagents and electronically by going to https://pocketmags.com/radio-user-magazine-2
eHam.net continues to attract a lot of SDRplay product reviews from the ham radio community.
The link for user reviews of the RSP1 & RSP1A is https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/12358
The link for user reviews of the RSP2 & RSP2pro is: https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13139
The thorough review of the RSP2/RSP2pro in ARRL’s QST magazine can be found at: http://www.sdrplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/QSTRSP2review.pdf
Other published reviews of the RSP1A can be found towards the top of our Reviews page here
DavidCasler , KE0OG has just created this very watchable introduction to the RSP and SDRuno – I recommend sharing this link to any friends who as yet haven’t taken the plunge with SDR – especially those folks who have happy memories of exploring the airwaves using much more ancient technologies! This video is especially good at illustrating the visual impact of an SDR receiver.
Links to SDRplay’s own set of Video Guides and the SDRplay YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.sdrplay.com/video-guides/
Many thanks to the RSGB who have given us permission to share Mike Richards’ review of the RSP1A which was published in last month’s RadCom – Click here to read the article
Akos, author of the popular “RadioForEveryone” blog site, has published what he calls an “Unadulterated and highly personal review” of the SDRplay RSP2 after quite a personally turbulent year for him. This is written in a very different style from the normal reviews you see published but what shines through so strongly is the absolute joy he has experienced with this SDR during the past year since it was introduced. This makes a great read for those who like to decide on what to purchase using their heart as well as their head! Go to http://www.radioforeveryone.com/2017/12/ode-to-sdrplay-rsp2.html
Akos enthuses about the multiple antenna ports of the RSP2
“The RSP-1A is now a very attractive proposition for those wanting a wideband, budget, SDR. The RSP-1A is significantly better than any of the RTL based alternatives. The combination of the new filter banks and the 10-step RF gain control make it easy to tame the incoming signal for best overall performance. Also, don’t forget the bonus of RF level measurement. “
Mike Richards checks out the amazing accuracy of the RF power measurement facility which means (like its big brothers the RSP2 and RSP2pro) you can justify one for work and one for play!
This comprehensive review from popular YouTube Vlogger “SevenFortyOne” gives a close up and detailed review of the SDRplay RSP1A
In addition, it includes an excellent introduction to SDRuno starting at around 9 minutes 30 seconds in . Then from 19 minutes 45 seconds onwards, the video demonstrates many of the controls in action on real HF signals. Then from 36 minutes 20 seconds onwards you get to see the RSP receiving signals at different points across the spectrum.
0 minutes 0 seconds: Introducing the RSP1A
9 minutes 30 seconds: Introducing SDRuno
19 minutes 45 seconds: SDRuno controls in action on HF signals (75/80m amateur bands)
36 minutes 20 seconds: picking up real signals from across the spectrum
Many thanks to SevenFortyOne for this excellent video.
See also the video from Bob Nagy – the two of these independent reviews together give real insight into what you can expect to be able to achieve with an RSP and SDRuno. The link is here: https://www.sdrplay.com/ab5n-reviews-the-rsp1a-with-sdruno-and-gives-it-two-thumbs-up/
Bob Nagy just released this review of the RSP1A – it includes a very informative tutorial on SDRs and a whistle stop tour of SDRuno. What’s nice is the way he managed to include demos of the RSP1A in operation picking up real signals across the spectrum from VLF beacons up to 1.9GHz cellphones. In summary, after pointing out all the advantages an RSP has for the lab environment, Bob says “As a tool for learning the dynamics of SDR – Wow!” and gives it two thumbs up 🙂