Our thanks to the many YouTubers who regularly review and post tutorials on using the features of SDRuno. The latest to post a very clear step-by-step walk-through of the new scanning feature, is SevenFortyOne, who also shows how useful it can be for checking HF frequencies for activity:
Our thanks to David Casler and Mike from merseyradar.co.uk for these two video demonstrations of the new SDRuno scanning software introduced in March 2019 with V1.3:
In the video above, Dave shows the potential for using the scanner on HF frequencies to spot FT8 activity.
In the video below, Mike shows how well the scanner works on the VHF airband:
For people who rely on YouTube searches for recent tutorials and reviews, you may have noticed that at the moment you can’t search for up to date material (last day, week, month) as Google tries to prevent people from accessing certain content. Similarly, searches in other social network platforms are becoming more clunky. Therefore we recommend bookmarking our own Applications and Support Catalogue which has links to all our own material and a lot of useful 3rd party material, and it’s easy to see how up to date various content is: https://www.sdrplay.com/apps-catalogue/
Finally we have the SDRplay forum which has posts arranged in “latest first” order, and also has a searchable index: https://www.sdrplay.com/community/
Over on YouTube, “Signals Everywhere” demonstrates the new SDRuno scanning software (released March 14th 2019):
Click here to read the review in English
Author Dennis, who offers tips on how to set up for best results, comments “I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the SDRPlay RSPduo. …….the receiver can easily cope with the MegaLoop FX as well as the MegaDipol MD300DX. “
The 2019 edition of the World television and Radio Handbook is now available for purchase and includes a new review of the RSPduo in which the author comments ‘Despite our best efforts we found very few problems of overloading…. we very much like the RSPduo and we find it remarkable that so much functionality can be made available for what is in effect an astonishingly low price. ‘
To get a copy of the handbook – go to www.wrth.com
Over on the Fenu-Radio Equipment review site, Fernado Duarte has published an excellent review of the RSPduo.
The RSPduo comes out very favourably when compared with both the Winradio G33DDC Excalibur Pro and the Airspy HF+ and the review includes audio comparisons provided to allow readers to hear for themselves.
The article was orginally written in German, and the English version has included some automatic translation but still reads pretty well. Click on the pictures below for the original German or the English translation:
Andrew Barron, author of the very popular book “Software Defined Radio” has written a new review of the RSP1A and SDRuno:
Click on the picture above to read his review. In it he says: “…the RSP1A has several notable improvements especially the front end and broadcast band notch filters. The new release of SDRuno is a huge improvement over the earlier versions. I like that you can click a band button and see the whole band and it has many features that are not included in other software such as Stereo FM with RDS, Tmate, CAT, and OmniRig control. The RSP1A is excellent value for money and probably the best wideband SDR on the market.”
Andrew’s book “Software Defined Radio” can be purchased from the RSGB at: http://www.rsgbshop.org/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_What_s_New_26.html
In the latest (October 2018) edition of The Spectrum Monitor, Thomas Witherspoon’s SDR Report Part 3 praises the RSPduo where he writes ” The RSPduo is a true bargain for a feature-packed 14-bit, high-performance device.”
Later on in the same edition, Kevin O’Hern Carey WB2QMY features the RSP1A in “Step 1” of his new step by step guide to SDR – he goes through the purchasing experience and getting the software installed – next month he will feature its operation on air.
Individual editions of the Spectrum Monitor can be bought electronically by going to: https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/
Over on the Ham Radio Science website, they have been using an RSPduo for a couple of months now and published a review. In it they conclude: “Providing an SDR with dual independent SDR receivers with great performance for $269 is an amazing feat. When diversity reception becomes available, the RSPduo will probably be the “go to” SDR for the serious radio hobbyist. If you are considering trading to a new SDRPlay RSP or just looking to get into SDR radio, get the RSPduo. ” Click here to read their review.