A very happy holiday season to all RSP users from all of us at SDRplay. We will do our best to support you and any of your friends and family who might receive a new RSP as a gift in the coming weeks. An RSP1A makes a very nice gift for both the old and the young. In the case of the old, there are many retired folks looking for a hobby. These are people who way back, long before the internet era, were inspired by the magic of wireless communications. Some may have been short wave listeners or even radio amateurs for a while. An RSP1A together with SDRuno and its easy to use band buttons is a great way to jump back in (assuming they have access to a windows PC and can string up some wire as an antenna). Among the youngsters are many who by the age of 13 or 14 have really mastered a Raspberry Pi and maybe even getting a bit bored as to what new things they can do with it. An RSP1A gives them the radio spectrum to play with. The computing community has barely scratched the surface of what cool new applications could auto-tune into relevant signals.
Regarding stocks of the RSPs, right now SDRplay and most of our resellers on www.sdrplay.com/distributors/ have plenty of stock of all three RSP models. However if you buy direct from our website then overseas shipping times via courier may be extended both due to seasonal volumes and also additional Covid and Brexit related logistical anomalies.