As mentioned in a previous post I also got hold of the new SDRPlay RSP1A just before Christmas, so two novel SDRs with rather different architecture were purchased the last month. Below are the two together, the HF+ to the right. The RSP1A, no monster size itself, brings perspective to the credit card sized HF+. There are no LEDs on the SDRPlay. The HF+ has a tiny orange LED for power, and a blue LED for running.
What I want to do at Smøla island the coming weekend is the following:
- Test the SDRs against the Perseus as a reference SDR in a period with the highest signal levels.
- Test the SDRs against the Perseus in a period with the lowest signal levels.
Hopefully, I will be able to note any differences with regards to overloading, and the ability to separate weak signals next to very strong ones. I should also be able to note how they resolve very weak signals. The SDRs will be connected to an efficient beverage antenna, and being a MW DX-er, I will focus on MW and possibly a bit on SW. I won't tune above 30 MHz! Promise!