Yesterday, @SDRplay noted on Twitter:
It’s 5 years ago today we sold the very first blue and white RSP to someone in Sweden – many thanks to all our customers over the 5 years
Perhaps it’s just because I’m getting older, but it’s hard to believe it’s been five years!
The little RSP1 really disrupted the SDR world. Up to 2014, there were few sub $150 SDRs that included HF reception natively. There were even fewer sub $150 SDRs that I would consider “enthusiast grade”–those that were sensitive, selective, and not prone to overload.
When I initially tested the RSP1 it pretty much blew my mind. I was so impressed by the performance for the price point.
Looking back at my original review, I see that I had a long list of “pros” and only three “cons.” In fact, two of the three “cons” I listed are no longer valid (multi-channel recordings are now an option and SDRplay has their own OEM application, SDRuno).
SDRplay has demonstrated iterative agility with each new product offering and built an impressive community in five years. They have also maintained their position as a price leader even though their products are all designed and manufactured in the UK.
Congratulations, SDRplay! Happy Birthday to the RSP1! Click here to check out SDRplay.