5 years since the very first RSP1 was shipped

It is 5 years ago today that we sold our very first RSP1 – to a customer in Sweden.  Our very first production units were housed in a blue and white box and had an F-type connector:

 

Many thanks to the thousands of loyal customers who have supported SDRplay ever since that first unit got shipped.

Other news:

Over on the SDRplay forum, there’s an instructional post from RSP2user with useful links for anyone interested in receiving video images from the Es’hail 2 satellite   – see http://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4755#p16575

The SDRplay forum is a great place to swap and share ideas and seek help from other users.  Due to ongoing problems including spammers who have become more and more adept at creating fake posts, we now have to moderate all posts. This does mean some delay before your post gets to appear – we do however try to minimise the delay, which can be several hours during UK night times.  Join the forum by going to: https://www.sdrplay.com/community/

We have also update our SDRuno software roadmap to add a couple of intermediate releases on the way to the next big release which will be Version 1.4:

1.33:
Provide backups of the ini file and a way to restore a specific backup ini file
Additional memory panel columns:
– RF Gain
– IF Gain/AGC enable
– Scanner Threshold
Scanner improvements including:
– A fix for the airband 8.33 frequency rounding error
– Separate (non-memory panel file) lockout file for range scans
– Collect statistics of frequencies in or added to the memory panel
– Use the new memory panel threshold for memory scans
Status bar for better feedback of issue to the user
Improved error handling and reporting
Bugs found in 1.32

1.34:
Improved gain table support to take account of hardware notches
– Will result in improved mil-airband scanner performance
Increase number of zoom levels in SP2 display for close in signal identification
Save VFO in each VRX
Start-up tips
Improved log support – capture commands, results and errors
Bug fixes

1.4:
Plugin support (via documented API)
Remote client support
VFO IQ and audio recording
Automatic LO system (user just sets VFO)

2.0:
Cross platform support (Windows, Linux/x86, MacOS)
Hamlib support for non-Windows platforms
GUI update – ability to lock windows together