Tag: airspy

Airspy R2 Repair

This Airspy R2 belongs to a fellow scanning enthusiast. I have replaced the USB socket twice on this unit already. I stated to the owner, use extreme caution when plugging or unplugging from micro USB. It is so important not to be heavy handed when plugging or unplugging the unit. Micro USB sockets are very…


L-Band DIY antennas for Jaero

Carrying on from my previous JAERO/L-BAND blog post linked below http://www.merseyradar.co.uk/airband-radio/satellite-acars-reception-on-l-band-with-jaero/     It should be noted that both of the antennas detailed below I intend to use with the excellent LNA Amplifier /Saw Filter Combination, The “Saw Bird io” by Nooelec which is bespoke designed for the intended frequency range (around 1545-1550mhz).    …


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…


HF Receiving antenna, The PA0RDT mini-whip.

This is an unusual antenna in my collection, the PA0RDT active mini whip. Normally I would be┬ásceptical about the performance of such a small device for HF use but I read a few favourable reviews on the internet and decided to order one for using with my Tecsun PL-600 ssb radio and I thought it…