SDRplay Educators Programme

SDRplay is pleased to announce the launch of an educators programme for schools, high schools (K12 in USA/Canada), colleges, universities and trade schools. We’re starting off by offering discounted SDR radios for education-related projects, but also plan to showcase SDRplay-based projects of interest to other educational and research establishments. This will take the form of an additional “educators” category in our applications and support catalogue: https://www.sdrplay.com/apps-catalogue/

There are many areas where use of a rugged and full featured SDR receiver can be applied to your educational activity – here are just a few examples:

For (High) Schools:
The RSP1A is a perfect introduction to the radio spectrum. Unlike a cheap dongle, it will reliably allow all frequencies from 1kHz to 2GHz to be explored.
Set up a basic wire antenna and explore:
-Broadcast stations
-Weather Satellite images
-Listen to the International Space Station
-Aircraft transponder data
-Air Traffic Control
-Tracking Ships
-Radio Astronomy projects
-Learn how GPS works
-Local services communications
-Amateur Radio
-Antenna properties
-Using the downloadable SD Card Image, transform a Raspberry Pi into a radio communications receiver hub
-Develop programming skills to control the radio (tuning)
-Learn about Digital signal processing (GNU Radio)

For University Teaching and Research Projects:
-Wired and Wireless Digital Signal Processing
-Radio Astronomy
-Receiver architecture design
-Use for making and datalogging accurate RF measurements in the lab and in the field
-Capture and process remote wireless sensor data
-Environmental measurement projects
-RF propagation experiments
-Spectrum analysis
-Field work
-Remote signal monitoring
-Diversity and signal enhancing experiments using the coherent dual channel RSPduo
-Radio Direction finding projects
-SDR radio architecture exploration using GNU Radio Companion and GNU radio RSP source blocks
-Innovative AI- based signal selection and capture using SDRplay’s well documented API

To find out more and to register your interest, go to https://www.sdrplay.com/educators/