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Thread: New review of SDRplay RSP2 just released

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    Default New review of SDRplay RSP2 just released

    There's a link to a new review of the SDRplay RSP2 on http://www.sdrplay.com/read-the-sdrp...courtesy-rsgb/ which people might find interesting. One of the new things about this SDR is its RF power measurement capability (using SDRuno SDR software )

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    Default SDR/Panadapter additions - Are there power output limitations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Hudson View Post
    There's a link to a new review of the SDRplay RSP2 on http://www.sdrplay.com/read-the-sdrp...courtesy-rsgb/ which people might find interesting. One of the new things about this SDR is its RF power measurement capability (using SDRuno SDR software )
    I have been researching adding an SDR with panadapter software to my HF transceiver. SDRplay RSP2 is one of a few I have researched. I believe that these SDRs are meant to function with 100 watts or less transceivers. I have heard that the close proximity of your own transmitting antenna puts the SDR at risk of damage with higher power. Can a transceiver running an amplifier be used safely with the SDR Panadapter combo? Can a 200 watt transceiver running barefoot be used safely with the SDR Panadapter combo?

    I have been using a MFJ-1708 "RF Sense Transmit/Receive Switch" and a WINRADIO Excalibur SDR with my old Yaesu FT-100D transceiver to view the Excalibur's Spectrum Analyzer. When I transmit 100 watts the Excalibur's S-Meter jumps to S9+60. With my current setup I think 100 watts is the limit.

    Anyone able to address the power level issue would be appreciated.

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    It depends a lot on the frequency and spacings - probably best to ask the question on the SDRplay community forum - http://www.sdrplay.com/community/ or the very active Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdrplay/ I know a lot of people prefer DX engineering solutions - https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-rg-5000 for example.
    Last edited by Jon Hudson; Tue 9th May 2017 at 10:18.

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