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Anyone else hear about the new SDR coming down the pike, called Airspy? Looks to be a similar type stick as the Funcube, but with a lower projected cost.

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I'm waiting for both it and HackRF to become available. It will be nice to be able to see 10 MHz and 20 MHz of spectrum at a time with more robust devices. All of these devices are game changers and are definitely a large part of the future of this hobby.
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It looks like Airspy will have a 12 bit adc, and HackRF will have an 8 bit adc; I wonder how much difference it will make in the selectivity and dynamic range. I'm mainly interested in a device that can receive 150khz to 2+ ghz and is similar in operation to the Commradio CR-1, with a lower cost; perhaps around $250. That has been the FunCube Pro dongle so far though I haven't had a chance to try one yet.


Looks like 2014 will be a good year for SDR!
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It looks like Airspy will have a 12 bit adc, and HackRF will have an 8 bit adc; I wonder how much difference it will make in the selectivity and dynamic range. I'm mainly interested in a device that can receive 150khz to 2+ ghz and is similar in operation to the Commradio CR-1, with a lower cost; perhaps around $250. That has been the FunCube Pro dongle so far though I haven't had a chance to try one yet.


Looks like 2014 will be a good year for SDR!
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The Airspy dynamic range pic on the Yahoo site shows roughly -120dBm to +20dBm. Looks very promising!

My main interest is in weak signal stuff, in both analogue and digital voice so raw V/UHF sensitivity
and low receiver noise are important issues for me. Hopefully, in this respect Airspy will be as good, if not better than the FCDPro+.

IMHO, I'd rather spend a few hundred $'s on a flash new SDR front end than a new $600 Uniden scanner that won't decode a lot of what I want to listen to
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The Airspy web page has a bit more information on it. There is also a registration so they can gauge interest.
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The AirSpy website has been updated since I last visited it. Some screenshots have been added showing it being used by SDRSharp.
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I wonder if anyone will come up with software to display digital TV signals?
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Old 03-31-2014, 9:03 PM
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Not having any insider info, and only going on some forum chat, it sounds like the Airspy may be available in 6-8 weeks. I will be buying one for sure.
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