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.

Codar in the 4 Mhz shortwave range with Afedri SDR and SDR Console V3

6 comments

  1. Eifion Eyles

    I will repost as I was replying to don _campbell above and not to the Admin post below which my reply above appeared.

    I agree, Don. I bought mine relabelled from Watson and Stanton in the UK, there first support “after contacting the manufacter was to tell me my SMA plugs and antenna were no good. Gargabe, since then they have refused to reply to my mails. Rubbish at the moment with no assistance at all from Waters and Stanton.

    @Admin here, why should buyers go direct to the manufacturer and not the retailer who sold the device ?

    Who are the manufacturers? Do you know, if so please post.

    • Eifion Eyles

      I agree, I bought mine relabelled from Watson and Stanton in the UK, there first support “after contacting the manufacter was to tell me my SMA plugs and antenna were no good. Gargabe, since then they have refused to reply to my mails. Rubbish at the moment with no assistance.

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