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HackRF + ( Portapack) worth buying today?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:46 pm
by jonas18z
Is HackRF and maybe portapack worth buying today? The hardware quite old but it has a good support for tools and software. Is there any other hardware that would be the "next" hackRF and future proof.

LimeSDR mini + Android or Rasbpi zero + LCD or something?

Re: HackRF + ( Portapack) worth buying today?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:55 am
by rtlsdrblog
If you want the portapack, i'd say yes. There's nothing quite like it around for other SDRs.

You could hack together a Pi + LCD + better SDR but it would be a lot more clumsy.

The HackRF is also a proven device that has many use case examples available, whereas the Lime is new and doesn't have many resources available yet. I'd say the LimeSDR is a good bet for the future, but if you want to get started right away go with the HackRF.