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YouTube Review of the DX Patrol 100 kHz to 2 GHz SDR Receiver

The DX Patrol 100 kHz to 2 GHz SDR receiver appears to be a custom built RTL-SDR with upconverter built in. It is made by CT1FFU who is also known to be a good manufacturer of upconverters for the RTL-SDR. The DX Patrol SDR can be bought for 79 Euros at CT1FFU’s website. It’s features are as follows:

  • Ultra Wide-band Coverage SDR Receiver
  • Full coverage reception form 100KHz to 2GHz SDR
  • Independent antenna inputs for Shortwave and VHF
  • USB computer connection ( mini usb)
  • Very High dynamic range receiver
  • Low noise pin-diode band switch
  • Accurate and efficient band filters
  • Very clean audio reception
  • SMA golden antenna connectors
  • LED power and band indication
  • 40MHz local oscillator for HF conversion
  • DBM balance diode ring mixer
  • Small size board
  • Freeware software
  • Up to 3.2 M Sample rate.
Ultra Wide band SDR Receiver 100KHz to 2GHz
Ultra Wide band DX Patrol SDR Receiver 100KHz to 2GHz

We aren’t sure how this compares to a standard RTL-SDR with conventional upconverter, or direct sampling mode and we also aren’t sure about the truthfulness to their very high dynamic range claims as the RTL-SDR is known to have dynamic range that isn’t what could be called very high (8 bits ~ 50 dB).

Over on YouTube user OfficialSWLchannel has uploaded a video review. OfficialSWLchannel gives a generally positive review of the hardware.

DX Patrol SDR Receiver Review and Observations