Category Archives: Software Defined Radio

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

For your listening pleasure: one full hour of Radio Romania International‘s English language service. This recording was made on April 23 at 00:00 UTC on 9730 kHz. I used my Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver to make this recording. As you … Continue reading

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London Shortwave updates his portable SDR

SWLing Post contributor, London Shortwave, has updated his portable SDR setup to achieve a lower noise floor by implementing a Wellbrook UMB130 balun. Click here to read his post.

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An inexpensive Windows tablet for portable SDRs?

I’ve never been a fan of tablet PCs. I have an old Android tablet that I occasionally use to watch Netflix and read eBooks, but when I want to interact with a computer, I typically want the convenience of a … Continue reading

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Roundup of software defined radios

  Many thanks to several readers (including Mike and Greg) who have shared a link to RTL-SDR.com’s Roundup of Software Defined Receivers. The list gives an excellent, comprehensive overview of SDRs currently on the market. I encourage you to check … Continue reading

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Wyn compares the SDRplay RSP and Airspy

After posting about the price reduction in the SDRplay RSP, Wyn Evans commented with his comparison of the SDRplay RSP and Airspy (another popular low-cost wideband SDR). Wyn writes: I have both and Airspy and the SDRplay RSP. I like them … Continue reading

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Software Defined Receivers (SDRs) for the visually impaired listener

At the 2015 Winter SWL Fest, I co-hosting a forum on Software-Defined Radios.  Afterwards, a radio friend–who happens to be visually impaired–approached me to ask: “What is the best SDR for those who are blind or visually impaired?” I’d never been asked … Continue reading

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SDRplay RSP: now $149 or £99

I just received the following tweet from @SDRplay: We’ve been able to reduce the SDRplay RSP price to $149 or £99 (approx €149 ) + tax/shipping. See http://www.sdrplay.com  I’ve just started reviewing the SDRplay RSP for the June 2015 issue … Continue reading

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