SDRPlay RSP2 Review

Amateur Radio Projects and Software Defined Radio

SDRPlay RSP2 Review

Conclusion
It was hard to believe that the very competent SDRPlay could be made any better of a value, but the SDRPlay Team were able to pull it off. The RSP2 really ups the ante against it’s competition with features it offers. How much more is SDRPlay charging for all this new RSP2 SDR goodness? Well, that was another thing that was a little hard to believe, only $169! A mere $40 over the RSP1. The Pro version of the RSP2 with the metal case will be made available at around $192. So, if you don’t own a RSP yet or purchasing your first SDR receiver then the RSP2 should be a “no-brainer”. Earlier in the year HRS declared the SDRPlay RSP the best currently available SDR radio for under $200. With the new upgrades and features it’s probably easy to say that the SDRPlay RSP2 is the best currently available SDR receiver in the under $800 range.

For you that care about numbers here are the specs provided by SDRPlay as well as a model comparison chart:

RSP2 Specifications

RSP2 Specification

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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great review. I was wondering what the new features were all about. I guess I have to make the plunge. It would not be right to continue with RDP.
    Next…an Amateur transmitter unit that can stand along side and operate in a transceiver mode.
    Now that would be great.

    Terry W3GAS

  2. clifford wright ZL1BDA says:

    Looks very good. But I have my own system (Silicon Chip june 2014). Has it been possible to run the SDR# software on a Raspberry Pi 3 yet. It is quite a powerful little system and mine is already somewhat enhanced.

  3. Looking for some help in setting up the Pi to use over TCP IP. I have a RSP 2. if you can help a bit or TeamViewer in to the unit.

    Email

    Richard KB3YRC

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