When I bought my first Airspy, I realized that I was really starting to get serious into the SDR side of the hobby.
Before my Airspy’s, I was buying the cheap SDR’s that did not have a TCXO and would seriously drift. It was a joy to start using the Airspy receivers.
Since then, cheap RTL style SDR’s with TCXO’s have come out on the market that reduce the drifting issue.
If you are looking for a reliable Software Defined Radio that works right out of the box, then you want an Airpsy SDR.
What You Need To Know
- Airspy devices do not require special firmware applications, like Zadig to install.
- Most SDR software supports Airspy products.
- If you used SDR#, then you already have experience with their products
- There are a plenty of community plugins for SDR#, including audio processors and recorders, CTCSS and DCS squelch options, DSD plus interfaces, frequency managers, screen readers, DVR or time shifts, etc.
- SpyServer is another piece of software that is offered by the SDR Airspy community.
- Airspy receivers support firmware upgrades
- I purchased my first Airspy years ago and have added more Airspy products to my SDR collection.
- I’m using my AirSpy mini with SDR trunk on my MacBook.
- There are Airspy receivers for HF and VHF. Others to VHF and UHF.
- A Spyverter will allow you to monitor HF from your VHF/UHF SDR
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