Tag: Airband

SDRPlay RSP1A Receiver Review.

SDRPlay are a British company and they have been manufacturing SDR radios since 2015. Their first model was the RSP1 which had a 2 tone grey/blue case. All of SDRPlays radios are designed and built in the UK which is very surprising as most products like this are built and assembled in China or Taiwan….


Home made coaxial dipole antenna for civil (and military) airband.

 Builders please let me know about your version of the #AirbandBazooka  Please do provide some photos/reports and I will include them on twitter @merseyradar   Make your own DIY #AirbandBazooka antenna for Civil or Military using the guide on my website https://t.co/r3cd0S3H8l Performance better than most store purchased antennas.Great feedback received from builders Worldwide. Thanks so…


Another Yupiteru MVT-7000 “scanning legend” repaired.

I have a soft spot for the MVT-7000. I have a little collection going on of this amazing machine. Here are 4 units of the 7 units I have, 3 in good working order and the one to the far right you will see later in the Yupiteru club chamber of horrors photos  “example 1”…


2 More Airband Antennas from Superyagi reviewed.

Superyagi  Slim-Jim Antenna for Civil Airband (128mhz Centre Frequency) .   You may recall a review I did quite a while ago on the superyagi j-pole antenna for civil airband. That first review and a little more info about the business is linked below, http://www.merseyradar.co.uk/airband-radio/superyagi-civil-airband-antenna/ That variant was certainly made to last and that particular…


New SDR radio purchase, Airspy R2.

For a long time now I have been thinking about buying an SDR radio. I have plenty of low cost RTL dongles, they represent great value for money and are good for experimenting with the concept of SDR but when it comes to listening to steaming digital audio over several frequencies rapidly on lets say…


Scanner Greats.. Yupiteru MVT-7000 brought back to life !

In the early 1990s ,The Yupiteru MVT-7000 multiband scanner had an almost cult following amongst Aircraft Enthusiasts and Marine Band Listeners, especially with hobbyists based in the Netherlands. From memory, I think some parts of Europe received the MVT-7000 many months before the UK versions with UK 240 volts AC mains charger plug started appearing…


Vintage data scanning : Lowe Airmaster 2000 ACARS Decoder.

Following on from my earlier post on the Realistic PRO-2006 scanner I wonder how many home spotters out there bought a Lowe Electronics Airmaster 2000 ACARS decoding package. Revolutionary in its day, it comprised of some software (freeware I think) on a floppy disk and an demodulator dongle distributed and sold by Lowe Electronics, Matlock….


Realistic Pro-2006 Scanner Refurbishment (unit b)

      Realistic Pro-2006   Unit: B “Bravo”. (Experimental). One of the golden greats of 1990s scanner radios the Realistic Pro-2006 (also known as the Comtel 205 in European markets) was made for Radio Shack/Tandy by General Research Electronics Inc (GRE) Japan and designed and assembled in their factory in Chiba Prefecture. To quote radio…