So making some tests, still trying to find any bugs in the new SDR1 software, found a DRM station on 11.864Mhz (Radio Romania) decoded perfectly even with a weak signal, tried same under HDSDR and no decode, also tried SDR-Console V3 and that did manage to decode. The Audio quality in SDR1 is pretty amazing.
SDR1 is under test right now, SDRPlay are looking for a June release.
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Testing the New SDR1 software from SDRPlay, (formerly Studio1) SDRPlay bought the rights to the software and are using it as a base for the SDRPlay RSP1, so far it seems very good, running through different settings and modes and is performing great, also the coverage is now up'd to 10Mhz bandwidth from 8Mhz. No prices as of yet, but looks like it's set for release by the end of June.
Here it is with 8mhz bandwidth and 4 VRX's (Virtual Receivers, each with 2 VFO's A/B )
We have started an unofficial chat group for the software
Simon Brown released his second public preview of SDR-Console V3 today, May 20th for the general public to peruse over, major additions are RDS/StereoFM and External Radio Support for Panadapter use, and lots of bug fixes...
you can download the latest release from http://sdr-radio.com/v3_preview_downloads
I have also setup a V3 guide & tips for use with the SDRPlay, (any sdr radio) you can access from the menu above.
Quick video demo of the Tuning option in action, shows multiple VFO's even though the sdrplay is set at 2mhz of bandwidth, you will see as I change VFO, the frequency will be come active, then on some I will move the current VFO frequency, you will see the VFO remains in the current window.
So Alexandru Csete has his LimeSDR working under GQRX on Ubuntu, all the earlybird options on the LimeSDR have been taken, the first 500, now the $299 versions are available on CrowdSupply.
This is going to be an interesting ride, Alex is onboard for GQRX, using the soapysdr package, this also means that Charles Cliffes CubicSDR shhould also work great, this means it should work under windows, and also Simon Brown is now onboard and will build in RX & TX support via SDR-Console V3, and he has already said that if enough suppport, then he may compile to run under V2.3 for RX only.
Marty Wittrock KN0CK is also designing an RX/TX amplifier board, to give about 12watts output, so this would make a great QRP SDR Setup.
28/April/2016, Wakefield UK: SDRplay announces the acquisition of Studio1 SDR software SDRplay Limited has today announced that it has reached an agreement with Sandro Sfregola, (formerly CEO of SDR Applications S.a.s.) to acquire all Rights, Title and Interest in Studio1 a leading software package for Software Defined Radio applications.
Jon Hudson, SDRplay Marketing Director said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Sandro to acquire Studio1. Studio1 is the perfect complement to our SDR hardware products and gives us the ideal platform to deliver a complete class leading SDR solution for our customers.
We look forward to working with Sandro and further developing Studio1 to unlock the full capability of our current and future products”. Hudson added: “Studio1 has established a strong customer base with users of many other SDR hardware products. Studio1 will continue to be available as a stand-alone product from WoodBoxRadio http://www.woodboxradio.com/studio1.html for the foreseeable future, but we also look forward to further developing Studio1 to specifically benefit present and future owners of our products”
Sandro Sfregola added: “I am very pleased to have reached this agreement with SDRplay. The long term future for SDR lies in complete end to end solutions and I feel the SDRplay RSP combined with Studio1 software gives users an outstanding combination of performance and affordability”. About Studio1: Studio1 was developed in Italy by SDR Applications S.a.s. and has hundreds of happy customers around the world.
Studio1 is known for its user friendly stylish GUI, CPU efficiency and advanced DSP capabilities, including features not available on other SDR software packages. www.sdrapplications.it About SDRplay: SDRplay limited is a UK company and consists of a small group of engineers with strong connections to the UK Wireless semiconductor industry. SDRplay announced its first product, the RSP1 in August 2014 http://www.sdrplay.com
Update: April 28th: 19:35Z So I went ahead and ordered a LimeSDR, now that i know @G4ELI is getting one, there is more than a good chance that SDR-Console will support the LimeSDR, also with @csete on board too, things are looking better....
So I don't just listen to Ham's. Sometimes we check out the normal FM band to, to see if we can hear any radio stations from another town, or state... Here we have a simple no-gain wire antenna attached to the SDRPlay and running SDR-Console V3, simon has just added RDS Decode, so you can see the decode from the signal, and you can catch the PI code, this helps identify the station you are listening to, and sometimes the ID that shows up, won't be the call of the station yo uare listening to, like my local WEZL, shows up as KART you can check PI codes at db.wtfda.org enter the PI code (in all caps) and it wil give you the station information.
This is WCOS (PI - 1B6E) out of Columbia SC, the TX site is about 125 Miles or so (click to enlarge)
Just something else to listen too, it's nice to be able to see the signals as well as hearing them, you may miss some of the weaker stations when you are just scanning through on a regular old type radio, I could get better if I put up a dedicated FM band antenna, but this will do for me for right now...