Alexander Csete (OZ9AEC) is the programmer behind the popular GQRX software. Recently Alexander has received a review sample of the upcoming Airspy HF+ and has been uploading videos showing it in action to his YouTube channel.
The Airspy HF+ is a soon to be released low cost (expected price $149 USD) yet high performance HF/VHF receiver designed for DXing with exceptional performance in the presence of strong overloading signals. If you are interested we also have our own review of the HF+ available here.
In the video below Alexander demonstrates the HF+ on SSB and CW modes in his GQRX software. See his YouTube channel for the rest of the videos. Currently there are about 7 videos demonstrating the HF+ on his channel.
Over on his Twitter account @csete Alex has also been uploading several images of the HF+ in action as well as some screenshots of it being compared against the RFSpace Cloud-IQ which is a $629 USD SDR. So far his impressions of the HF+ seem very high.
Looks like the radar guys have learned to stay outside the amateur radio bands. Now we can study selective fading ? pic.twitter.com/8y8rDoXJh0— Alexandru Csete (@csete) October 22, 2017
Side by side comparison of Cloud-IQ and Airspy HF+ on MW— Alexandru Csete (@csete) October 18, 2017
Cloud-IQ: 370120 sps (RBW 22.6 Hz)
Airspy HF+: 768000 sps ↓2 (RBW 23.4 Hz) pic.twitter.com/uUUard2XmZ
Wow, I have never seen the timing signals around 1.8 MHz so strong with this antenna, which only goes down to 3.6 MHz. pic.twitter.com/qoj8fryXBZ— Alexandru Csete (@csete) October 15, 2017