Team performed an extensive performance shootout of Airspy, SDRPlay and HackRF

  • The Good, the Cheap and the Hacky!

    The results were not surprising for the folks who already tried the devices in question, but have shown once again how Airspy shines with its top notch performance. The shootout demonstrated how our receiver architecture is keeping an excellent performance on all bands where the other competitors encountered imaging, aliasing and severe loss of sensitivity.


Bob Grove W8JHD reviewed Airspy R2 on The Spectrum Monitor

  • Bob Grove W8JHD (himself!) discovered the Airspy R2 and the SpyVerter a month ago, and wrote an excellent review on The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Bob confirms what the lab numbers say about Airspy and place it among the high performance communication receivers that shape the SDR scene today. Reprinted with permission from the publisher.

    Bob Grove W8JHD
  • Andy Talbot, G4JNT reviewed Airspy on the RSGB RadCom Magazine

    • Andy Talbot of the RSGB, who already wrote about competing solutions, took his Airspy apart and probed its spectral purity, strong signal handling capability as well as the ability to lock to external clock references. He was clear: Airspy has a “Much higher performance than your average dongle…”.

      RadCom Magazine - September 2015 This document was gracefully brought to you by The RSGB’s RadCom Magazine!

      Andy Talbot, G4JNT
  • Mike Richards reviewed Airspy on RadioUser Magazine

    • Mike Richards wrote an extensive review of the Airspy One as he did for competing solutions. I’ll take his word for it: We have got a hit! The PDF article is provided courtesy of PW Publishing Ltd. Thanks Andy!

      Mike Richards

Some measurements done by Leif Asbrink SM5BSZ

  • These tests clearly show how Airspy compares to some cheap and other expensive SDRs. Only a 14bit DDC radio that costs > $500 can beat Airspy, and they are a couple of dB away!

    Leif Asbrink SM5BSZ

Frequency stability

  • Mikhail Svarichevsky compares Airspy’s frequency stability against a rubidium source:

    Mikhail Svarichevsky

A demonstration of the dynamic range capability by Robert Nickels W9RAN

  • HF performance with direct sampling

    HF performance with the Spyverter (remark the 95dB+ dynamic range!)

    Robert Nickels W9RAN

This video is contributed by an anonymous Airspy fan

  • Air band performance (remark the 95dB+ dynamic range!)

    anonymous Airspy fan
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