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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Retired electrical engineer looking to write open source SDR applications.


I would integrate it into my mobile RDF system for monitoring, analyzing and tracking radio signals.


Listen to even more radio! (and piss of my GF..;)


I would love to have either for more antenna experiments 🙂


In the eighties I had a CB-27 transceiver. I remember expending hours chatting with people in the neighborhood. Sometimes, when lucky, I managed to achieve long range DX. Recently a friend of mine showed me the SDR dongle and immediately I felt in love. I would like to engage again to this fascinating world!


Explore HF as well as Ham radio satellites. Hope to have the chance to win !


I would try to receive some galileo satellite signals.
Thank you.


To be able to learn more about the noise floor in and outside my house

Vincenzo Amarante

It’s absolutely incredible the S/N figure of this small device. Compliments!!


See most of 70cm band!


Use for amateur radio

Lee Badman

I would use the new kit to experiment more with SDR, and also educate others through my blogs on these very empowering devices.


I would use it as a exploration tool to learn about the range of things going on in the amateur radio world until I can finally afford a capable transceiver.


Thanks for the great giveaway!! I’d love to try out SDR, hope I win!


Explore radio

Yoonsik Park

I would love to study antenna design

Mazen Fakih Ezzeddine

Scanning the airwaves for interesting RF signals

Claudiu Necula

Experimental research.


I would like to do laboratory experiments with gnu radio for my engineering

Vaclav Dosoudil

Try for excellent property for AM reception on medium and long waves.


FM & SW DXing


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)

Oleg G

shortwave radiostations, satellites


I really want a better receiver to work with sats more and utilize the low end capabilities of the spyverter rather than the bias-t of the dongle I have.

Mike M

I’d really like to learn to work at the lower level with gnu radio.


With this, i want to teach my students about wonderful world of SDR.


Listening to radars.


I would use it mainly for scanning and decoding different digital modes all the way from VLF to GHz!
Happy new year and wish you all the best to everyone! 73!


I’d try to port the code to a vbox ova, I’d try to stabilize the run time on os’ of previous release, I’d try for output to a remote unit or control from a remote unit. I’d give them to gf so she’ll feel smart too..


I would love to learn more about the working of GSM. The playlist of YouTube user ‘Crazy Danish Hacker’ titled is on my todo list for a long time now.

Aswad Sun

This device would definitely be helping me with my radio frequency experiments.

Danielle Priser

This is actually similar to something my son has been asking for to go with the rest of the tech he’s got- he wants to go to college for something related (I honestly don’t get what any of it does, but he’s specifically asked for a spyverter), so that would be a cool gift for a genius teenager!

Jim Cook

Would use the gear for monitoring over the horizon radar and do research on building a wide band EMI receiver for detecting interference problems on electric distribution systems.

Dale WX8W

Looking to upgrade from an RTL-SDR.


I would use the airspy/spyverter combo to explore the LF and MF bands.

Randy Cummings

I think this would make a good DC to Daylight receiver


I would like to get into HF DXing with SDR.

Juan Antonio

I’m interested in SDR and digital modes. I have tested some rtl-sdr devices and the next could be the airspy.


good start of DIY mobile receiver


Want to explore SDR vs traditional analog receiver


I want to win! Happy New Year everyone