[TenTec] OT: SDRplay ???

Mike Pagel k9uw at wi-net.com
Fri Dec 16 11:27:47 EST 2016

The SDRPlay RSP2 was introduced recently and includes several upgrades 
over the original version, including a layer of RF shielding inside the 
case.  A data sheet is online at 
http://www.sdrplay.com/docs/RSP2_Datasheet.pdf .  As I understand it the 
price for the new model is at $169 and the original unit (RSP1) has 
dropped to $129

I've been thinking about getting one of these to serve as a panadapter 
for the Orion but am also concerned about overload problems when used 
with conventional antennas.  Is overloading a real concern?  If so, how 
is it solved?

73, de Mike, K9UW

------ Original Message ------
From: "Martin Sole" <hs0zed at gmail.com>
To: tentec at contesting.com
Sent: 12/16/2016 8:12:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: SDRplay ???

>I have one and like it a lot, great tool for noise hunting as well. 
>There are options to turn the gain down which helps in some overload 
>situations. If you want to see the full 10Mhz bandwidth at once you 
>will need USB3, USB2 will be awful choppy at more than about 2MHz. I 
>have seen a website/YTV(youtube video) where someone rebuilt one into a 
>metal enclosure for better immunity. Also saw lining the case with 
>copper foil done. Nothing is perfect but at the price point it's a lot 
>of radio for little money and with its other tool like functionality 
>it's more than just a radio.
>Martin, HS0ZED
>On 16/12/2016 13:26, rick at dj0ip.de wrote:
>>Tnx Barry,
>>I was reading eham reports (which I don't value very high) but there 
>>to be a lot of complaints about overloading on large antennas.  Mine 
>>will be
>>on an all band dipole so it picks up plenty of signal from lots of 
>>I can use a preselector with it, I have a couple.
>>One thing I read that makes sense though I don't know if it is true, 
>>was one
>>should never place a direct conversion RX in a plastic enclosure.
>>73 - Rick, DJ0IP
>>(Nr. Frankfurt, Germany)
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Barry 
>>Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 12:15 PM
>>To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
>>Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: SDRplay ???
>>I was just researching this Rick, contemplating adding a panadapter to 
>>Omni 6+.  The SDRplay is a good performer in the $100-$150 range but 
>>if you
>>want to spend just a bit more ($200-$250), the Afedri (ethernet 
>>seems a better unit.
>>73, Barry N1EU
>>On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 4:00 AM, rick at dj0ip.de <Rick at dj0ip.de> wrote:
>>>How does the SDRplay compare to other SDR receivers in its price 
>>>What else should I be looking at?
>>>Rick, DJ0IP
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