Airspy HF+ Discovery

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pe1etr
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Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 21 Nov 2019 15:26

Hello all,
Just ordered the above from Sharman Multicomm for £160 including VAT and Courier delivery. This company is now owned by Moonraker, who sell the same item for £199.

This may not last so act soon if interested.

Peter
Blackpool UK

satnipper
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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by satnipper » 21 Nov 2019 17:29

Removed already from site!

pe1etr
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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 22 Nov 2019 05:03

satnipper wrote:
21 Nov 2019 17:29
Removed already from site!
That was quick. I've received no notification that they've cancelled my order.
Did anyone manage to get one?

Peter

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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 25 Nov 2019 12:59

It has arrived, and to use a Stuartism, it is FB on the FM band.

Peter

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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 26 Nov 2019 20:59

A couple of WAV audio recordings made in SDR Console V3
105.4 Heart Winter Hill
https://app.box.com/s/h6jumlxkfwwq1oczi2qo1ceq1h8eisq9

90.8 BBC R3 Winter Hill (There is noise on this frequency)
https://app.box.com/s/o6ukwqtmqad8mydu49umawb1ix9d6db3
UHF TV aerial

pe1etr
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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 26 Nov 2019 22:39

WAV recordings from SDR# UHF TV aerial
88.6 BBC R2 Winter Hill
https://app.box.com/s/apts6vre8wchlmt178yzkr1dh32iy89q

91.5 BBC R3 Holme Moss
https://app.box.com/s/u2o1tgyljsg9j5g8afdg2m896bju4o0a

97.4 Rock FM Winter Hill
https://app.box.com/s/vr136z83i0nut9ikxvpj1hgyovhevhso

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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by daveB » 27 Nov 2019 13:03

Either a pricing error - it is now on the site at £229 - or it was a Black Friday event. I got an e-mail a few days back from Airspy saying look out for discounts. Anyway - you received it.
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pe1etr
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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 27 Nov 2019 14:40

daveB wrote:
27 Nov 2019 13:03
Either a pricing error - it is now on the site at £229 - or it was a Black Friday event. I got an e-mail a few days back from Airspy saying look out for discounts. Anyway - you received it.
It was a pricing error by Moonraker's offshoot.
If you want one, Itead Studio in China are having a Black Friday event, with $50 off,. The Discovery works out at £100 including delivery.
The HF+ Discovery is £199 in the UK, £229 is the old model.

pe1etr
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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 28 Nov 2019 08:56

Still experimenting with the HF+ Discovery.
Works fine in Gqrx on my MacBook Air (2017).
I have even found where to enable RDS :)
Peter

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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by satnipper » 29 Nov 2019 13:30

Maybe tempted - along with the SDR Play Duo....

Should sell the Elad FM2

Stuart

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Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Post by pe1etr » 04 Dec 2019 00:15

I forgot to upload an unboxing video.
Here it is:
https://youtu.be/Gzhjoc1tGiw

Peter

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