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In the long run, however, I’d never devote an RSP as a dedicated ADS-B feeder. Why? The RSP is a very versatile, full-featured SDR and I wouldn’t want to tie it up with such a relatively routine, simple task.
API 2.10 has been released. We recommend you update your system to this latest version. We are constantly improving our software and updating to the latest version will allow us to provide you with the best possible support.
Users can simply go to our Downloads page on: http://www.sdrplay.com/downloads/ and download their choice of software again if they use SDRuno, HDSDR or the EXTIO plugin) to automatically pick up the the latest API. Alternatively you can just download the SDRplay API and replace your older copy wherever it sits in your system for these and other programmes.
This morning, while browsing eBay, I noticed a high-production retailer selling an RTL-SDR package for $300 US! (To add insult to injury, this isn’t even the latest version of the RTL-SDR dongle!)
I post this warning message to those who are new to the world of the RTL-SDR.
You should never pay more than $30 US shipped for the latest version of the RTL-SDR dongle unless you’re buying custom enclosures, filtering, etc. In fact, the RTL-SDR package above retails for about $25 shipped via Amazon (though currently out of stock). The RTL-SDR stick alone retails for $20.95 shipped. You can find a number of models between $10-20 on Amazon and eBay.
The majority of eBay sellers list the RTL-SDR at the proper market price.
The allure of the RTL-SDR is its affordability–don’t fall for sellers on eBay, Amazon or elsewhere who list these at outrageous prices. They’re simply trying to rip you off.