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 V1/V2/V3 dongles. We previously reviewed the Spyverter here.

More information about these products can be found at

How to Enter

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


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 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, 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.

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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My interests include the monitoring of MW signals, digital decoding of signals in the VHF/UHF LMR band and amateur/commercial satellites. I would use an Airspy and/or Spyverter as part of the station I would build for these endeavors


I would use the rig to scan and monitor the MW and HF bands.


I just built a new SDR computer over the Christmas holiday. SDR hardware is next, and Airspy is my preferred choice.

Uses will be mainly public safety communications, as well as DMR with GNU Radio. I need a cleaner spectrum in the 450/770 MHz range!


I would use the rig to monitor the MW and HF bands.

Phil Brennan

I would use the Airspy for monitoring utility and digital HF signals. Thank you.


I’d use the combo for a pandapter for my HF transceiver and playing with receiving digital modes.


Would love to build a mini case portable SDR so I could capture data and analyse through the night when I can’t sleep!

Bob Smithen

better than tubes ! the best in digital modes . up converting and down converting the magical RF spectrum 🙂


I would use the airspy/spyverter for HF,acars,adsb,sats,Mil,resonance-circuits monitoring,filter testing,
Antenna design testing…and much much more….cheers Tony.

Stefan Roesler

General monitoring, VHF DX, digital modes and a lot more.


i would use the airspy for L band satellites,radio astronomy, and the spyverter for VLF.


I am currently designing a macOS SDR desktop app for the RTL-SDR and would love to add native support for the AirSpy especially since I am still at the early stages of designing the interface between the application and the hardware.


I’d use it to explore HF and CW.


I currently use a Spyverter with my RTL dongle and love it. It would defiantly be a treat to experience the build quality and 10mhz band view of the Airspy !


I’d use them to monitor more signals.

Bill Crann

If I won an Airspy and or SpyVerter I would take it to my local school and show the tech class what it could do, and hopefully get some young minds interested in one of the many RF projects you could build using the Airspy and or SpyVerter!


I would love an Airspy to expand my research into the my local HF vs. VHF vs. UHF propogation. It’s tough to do with a limited bandwidth device in a timely manner. More bandwidth = more work done.

Matt Frazer

This would allow me to get rid of my Hodge podge collection of 3 different manufacturers of sdr and converter into a higher quality homogeneous setup. It would be awesome.

Matt Frazer

Which I use for decoding trunked radio and adsb tracking.

Bruce Barnett

I’d love to have one and use it to reverse engineer protocols.


I’d like to build an Airspy compatible example All-Band reciever program in GNUradio as I did for the bladeRF.


Satellite monitoring experiments, and HF monitoring if I get a Spyverter too 🙂

Scott Gamble

These would join my traveling radio kit for all my remote monitoring tasks!

Stephen Smith

This would be amazing! I am wanting to experiment with some passive radar and receiving ACARS. Happy New Year!


For some home Radio Astronomy once I find a big old Sat dish


I will use it mainly to receive HF. Thank you.


More radio.

You can never have too much radio.


I want to experiment with ADS-B, AIS & HF & LF.

Walter Francis

Reception of HF, shortwave, and tie into my meager HF station I have at the house with a 10/20/4/80 fan dipole and a few planar and discones for higher bands.


as im relatively new to the radio and SDR world, and only used cheap RTL dongle, id like to try the next level of hardware!..the 12bit ADC would help with sensitivity issues im having with weak signals on ham bands and the strong broadcast AM nearby…id also like to get into Outernet, i just need a good excuse to build a patch antenna!


Compare performance of Airspy to that of rtl2832u+r820t2 dongles for moonbounce reception.


I’d like to have an AirSpy as an IF rig for each of my 3m dishes. Bought my first the other day, winning the second would be awesome!

Steve Higginson

I would like to see the comparison between Airspy and the new SDRplay 2.


Aeronautic monitoring. HF and Military.


merry christmas and happy new year ..After Big sale ,, waiting to Win this event


Use it for VLF experiments


I want to test it, and receive a lot of things (Hamradio, Sats, Plains), and review it for my blog, and encourage to others to buy it. Thanks for the oportunity, from Argentina (Buenos Aires).



I want an Airspy to receive a Mexican L-Band satellite. 🙂

Rick Boatright

I would love to have an airspy and spy vertex to go with my qrp transmitter used for jt65 and jt9 in hf bands. A better receiver always beats a better transmitter. You HAVE TO hear them….


I would like see what can be recieved in hf with an R2 and spyverter on one of my beverage antennas.

Mik Ishmael

I have a couple of Vivaldi antennas waiting for just this kind of thing : )


Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! I’ve received DSN on an airspy mini out the window with an indoor vivaldi! DAWN Spacecraft!

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