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Airspy Competition Winners Announced

Last week the Airpsy team gave us the opportunity to give away some prizes, so we started a comment competition. The prizes were an Airspy R2 + SpyVerter, Airspy Mini + SpyVerter and SpyVerter. The competition closed yesterday with over 500 entries, and the winners have now been selected via random.org. Congratulations to the winners below:

Larry (Airspy R2 + SV)
If I am going to win something from this one stuff, me build internet remote receiver on hill in central Europe (CZ) for all readers and fans of rtl-sdr.com website, generally for all RTL SDR enthusiasts….. :-)))
Pour Felicitér 2017
Larry (Ladislav)

kevin (Airspy Mini + SV)
been a ham a couple years now. their are so many uses for sdr’s ! it’s so cool. just looking down the list of others comments, i was like ‘oh ya’ forgot about that idea. awhile back we did a demo at our ham club with a el cheapo sdr and it sparked some interest , would like to play around with some of the newest toys, worlds of diff in capabilities. ultimate goal is to find the right one for the clubs emergency trailer. seeing the bands and whats going on, is priceless :)

Josh (SpyVerter)
I’d love to finally get into the HF band!

If you’re a winner please check your email address for the competition winner email.

The competition produced some very interesting comments that show the diversity in projects that can be performed with a SDR receiver and we strongly encourage you to read through the comments if you are looking for project ideas.

If you didn’t win, sorry! Better luck next time. But please continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we will have more competitions and more prizes to give away later in 2017!

Airspy New Year Competition: Comment to win Airspy and SpyVerter Prizes!

The team behind the Airspy have given us permission to give away three Airspy related prizes for the New Year Holidays! The first prize is an Airspy R2 + Spyverter, the second prize is an Airspy Mini + Spyverter and the third prize is a Spyverter.

The Airspy is a high performance yet low cost software defined radio with a 12-bit ADC and tuning range between 24 – 1800 MHz. It is an attractive device as its dynamic range exceeds all other SDRs in a similar price range. Its performance begins to approach that of the very high end expensive SDRs. High dynamic range means that weak and strong signals can coexist in the received spectrum without any overload occurring. We have previously written reviews of the Airspy R2 and Airspy Mini on our blog.

The Spyverter is a high performance upconverter that allows the Airspy to tune to LF/MW/HF frequencies between DC – 30 MHz. The Spyverter perfectly compliments an Airspy device as it is also a very high dynamic range device. It also works perfectly with the bias tee on our RTL-SDR.com V1/V2/V3 dongles. We previously reviewed the Spyverter here.

More information about these products can be found at airspy.com.

How to Enter

Competition is now finished. Winners will be announced and emailed shortly. Thanks to all who entered!

Winners: 

Larry (Airspy R2 + SV)
If I am going to win something from this one stuff, me build internet remote receiver on hill in central Europe (CZ) for all readers and fans of rtl-sdr.com website, generally for all RTL SDR enthusiasts….. :-)))
Pour Felicitér 2017
Larry (Ladislav)

kevin (Airspy Mini + SV)
been a ham a couple years now. their are so many uses for sdr’s ! it’s so cool. just looking down the list of others comments, i was like ‘oh ya’ forgot about that idea. awhile back we did a demo at our ham club with a el cheapo sdr and it sparked some interest , would like to play around with some of the newest toys, worlds of diff in capabilities. ultimate goal is to find the right one for the clubs emergency trailer. seeing the bands and whats going on, is priceless 🙂

Josh (SpyVerter)
I’d love to finally get into the HF band!

The winners were randomly selected using random.org, and all have now been emailed. If you’re a winner, please check your email and spam folder just in case.

Thank you all for participating! It’s really great to see all the variety in what projects people are doing. There were about 500 valid entries resulting in about a 0.6% chance of winning. Keep an eye out for future contests!

Simply make a comment on this post explaining what you’d do like to do with an Airspy or Spyverter if you won one.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT FORM.
The address will only be visible to us, and we promise not to use it for any other purpose.

Rules: The winners will be selected at random. One entry per person only. You must legally be allowed to receive the prize.

Draw closes in one week on 3 January 2017, 11:59PM UTC Time.

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The 2016 /r/rtlsdr Reddit Giveaway

The mods of the /r/RTL-SDR community on the Reddit discussion platform are currently hosting an RTL-SDR themed giveaway. The prizes up for grabs include units which have been donated from ThumbNet (Nongles.com) and us at RTL-SDR.com. The prizes also include several donated home brew projects including filters and downconverters. See the table at the end of this post for the full prize list.

To enter all you need to do is write a comment on the competition thread at reddit.com/r/rtlsdr and mention what you like about SDR and what you hope to do with a prize if you win. While you’re at it we strongly suggest subscribing to /r/rtlsdr if you haven’t already as that is one of the the largest and most active communities of rtlsdr users on the web.

The competition closes on December 3rd and only one entry per household is allowed.

Place Prizes Description
1st-2nd 2 ThumbNet – Nongles.com N3 SDR RECEIVER
3rd-5th 3 RTL-SDR Blog V3 Dongle + Antenna Kit
6th-7th 2 $25 ThumbNet – Nongles.com Gift Certificate
8th-11th 4 RTL-SDR.com Blog V3 Dongle Only
12th 1 PA0RDT Mini-Whip Antenna
13th-14th 2 RTL-SDR.com Blog Broadcast FM Filter
15th-16th 2 Up to ~4.5GHz Microwave Downconverter
17th 1 70cm HamSat / 433 Combline BPF
18th-20th 3 Choice of Custom Made 5 Pole HF BPF/LPF/HPF

Nooelec + AmateurRadio.com RTL-SDR Competition now Running

Hot on the tails of our own competition which has now closed, Nooelec and AmateurRadio.com have teamed up to create a giveaway for a HackRF One and 40 RTL-SDR dongles (some even bundled with upconverters)! They are giving away:

  • 1x HackRF One HF SDR Bundle (Includes upconverter and adapters)
  • 3x NESDR XTR+ HF bundles (a.k.a E4000 RTL-SDR + Upconverter)
  • 2x NESDR Mini 2+ HF bundles (a.k.a R820T2 RTL-SDR w/ TCXO + Upconverter)
  • 10x NESDR XTR+ sets (a.k.a E4000 RTL-SDR Dongles)
  • 10x NESDR Nano 2+ sets (a.k.a R820T2 w/ TCXO RTL-SDR in small “nano” package)
  • 15x NESDR Nano 2 sets (a.k.a R820T2 RTL-SDR in small “nano” package)

To enter all you need to do is comment on their blog post (not ours!). Their competition runs from 24 January 2016 20:00 UTC to 31 January 2016 20:00 UTC.

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Competition Winners Announced!

Firstly, thanks to all who entered our competition. We saw a huge response and learned a great deal about what the RTL-SDR community is up to these days. I encourage everyone to take a look through the comments on the competition post if you’re looking for project inspiration.

We ran competitions on Twitter, Facebook, the competition post itself and on our mailing list. We randomly chose 5 winners from each competition and will be sending them each one of our RTL-SDR Blog dongles. The 20 winners have now been selected. If you missed out, don’t worry – we hope to do more competitions like this again this year!

Facebook Winners!

Winners, please check your Facebook private messages. If you don’t see it, the message may be hidden in the spam inbox.

Zim Zimmerman – Currently working hard to overcome the NOISE related to living in an apartment complex in a Seattle suburb! TWO band pass filters; shielding via Al foil wrap and a directional antenna have helped. As hams say; “Good luck in the contest OM!” 73 K4IES

Sammy Truong – Exploring quickpass highway toll system.

Jimmy Vance – Just getting started with SDR dongles. For now will use them as general purpose receivers and spectrum analyzers

Amy Cstar – I’m a newbie and I’m hoping to use this to listen to the ISS 

Cezar Lesanu – Already running a radio meteor detection setup on RMOB and frequency stability and shielding are issues:http://www.rmob.org/livedata/main.php#Cezar [email protected]

Twitter Winners!

Winners, we’ve publicly tweeted you asking you to please email us directly. Please also tweet back at us confirming that you’ve received our notification.

Xizt [email protected] – Will use RTL-SDR dongle for learning wide band signals and monitoring Ham radio bands.

Rooster Mcdoogle [email protected] – My first SDR project is going to be identifying/decoding local signals, and then satellites.

Sparkie Nelson [email protected] – Need a cheap spectrum analyzer for balloon beacon transmitter development.

DPini [email protected] – Right now, I’m trying to build a QFH antenna. My intention is to recieve NOAA and CubeSats

D M Miller [email protected] – Hoping to set up a dedicated sdr to decode some DMR and NXDN signals in my area for streaming if I win the giveaway!

Blog Comment Winners!

We’ve emailed all blog comment winners using the email address that was provided. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see it, or contact us directly.

Jeff – Portable rf spectrum analysis

Stephen McBain – Starting out at the basics and using a dongle to decode different signals and just learning radio.

Matt – I’m working on building a WebSDR in Bucharest with full coverage from ~15mhz to ~1700mhz (R820T2 upper limit)

John Wilkerson – I use dual dongles for monitoring p25 trunked systems, as well as aircraft tracking.

Bryan – I’m pairing the RTL-SDR with my TS-940SAT and DXLab Commander + SDR# FTW.

Mailing List Winners! (Emails obscured for privacy)

We’ve obscured the winning emails for privacy, but we’ve emailed these winners now. Please check your spam inbox too!

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RTL-SDR.com SDR Dongle Giveaway!

We are giving away 20 of our new units with the metal case!

Competition has now ended! Thanks to all who entered! Winners to be announced by Monday.

The RTL-SDR and SDR community spans multiple disciplines and there are many wildly different projects being worked on by SDR enthusiasts as regular readers of our blog may already know. We want to thank all our readers with a competition and at the same time get everyone to share what projects you are all working on.

There are four chances to enter the contest and you may enter in all four competitions. On each method we will give away 5 RTL-SDR blog dongle + antenna units. Competition ends in one week on the 22nd of January at 23:59 hrs (midnight) PST time. Winners will be notified in the following 1-2 days and we will do a post about it too.

Competition Entry 1) Like us on Facebook and make a comment on the the contest post mentioning what SDR related projects you are currently working on, or plan to work on in the future.

Competition Entry 2) Follow us on Twitter and tweet at us @rtlsdrblog mentioning the SDR related projects you are currently working on, or plan to work on in the future.

Competition Entry 3) Make a comment on this very blog post mentioning what SDR related projects you are currently working on, or plan to work on in the future. (Please include a contact email address in the email field – it will only be visible to us and we won’t use it for anything else, promise!)

Competition Entry 4) Sign up to our email mailing list here or on the right hand navigation menu. (we send out a once weekly digest of the weeks posts).

 

We want to hear about any and all projects, no matter how simple you might think they are! At the end of the competition we will randomly select five winners from each competition entry method and contact them. Please remember to check your Facebook/Twitter/email accounts if your name comes up when the winners are announced.

Rules: Only one entry per person per method! E.g. you can enter once on Facebook, once on Twitter, once by commenting here, and once by signing up to our mailing list. No duplicate accounts are allowed. You must be legally be allowed to receive and own an RTL-SDR dongle to enter.

Amateurradio.com RTL-SDR Giveaway

The guys at the AmateurRadio.com blog have teamed up with Nooelec to bring everyone a worldwide competition giveaway of 20 RTL-SDR prizes. The top prizes include the rare E4000 chip tuners, ham-it-up upconverters, adapters and aluminium enclosures while the regular prizes include an R820T2 RTL-SDR set.

To enter the competition all you need to do is leave a comment on their competition post. The competition is open for one week from 11 December 2014 to 18 December 2014. The complete list of prizes are quoted below.

Three (3)
Complete NESDR XTR HF SDR packages including:
NESDR XTR SDR Set (E4000 chip)
Ham It Up upconverter
Upconverter Enclosure (silver)
Male MCX to male SMA pigtail (SDR cable)
Male SMA to female BNC adapter (antenna adapter)
Estimated $129.95 value

Five (5)
Complete NESDR Mini 2 HF packages including:
NESDR Mini 2 SDR set
Ham It Up upconverter
NESDR Mini 2 enclosure (silver)
Upconverter enclosure (silver)
Male MCX to male SMA pigtail (SDR cable)
Male SMA to female BNC adapter (antenna adapter)
$111.95 value

Twelve (12)
NESDR Mini 2 SDR sets
$25.95 value

AmateurRadio.com and NooElec Giveaway
AmateurRadio.com and NooElec Giveaway

Nooelec RTL-SDR Giveaway on AmateurRadio.com

AmateurRadio.com has teamed up with Nooelec.com to give away RTL-SDR packages to 10 hams. To be eligible to enter the competition, you must be a registered amateur radio operator, and you must comment on the competition page. The prizes are

Two (2)
Complete HF sets including:
NESDR Mini receiver
Ham It Up upconverter
SMA to MCX cable
SMA to BNC adapter
SMA to PL259 adapter
SMA to F adapter

Two (2)
Complete Touch SDR sets including:
NESDR Nano receiver
SDR Touch license (for Android tablets)
USB OTG micro & mini cables

Three (3)
NESDR Mini receivers

Three (3)
NESDR Nano receivers

The competition runs until the 11th of December.

Nooelec AmateurRadio.com Giveaway Prize
Nooelec AmateurRadio.com Giveaway Prize