The SDRPlay RSP1 and RSP2 are software defined radio receivers, covering frequencies between 100 kHz and 2GHz. When people consider upgrading from the popular RTL-SDR, there are some mid priced software defined radios receiver that come to most peoples minds: The Airspy R2/Mini/HF and the SDRplay RSP1/2 . These are all in the price range of $150 to $300 USD and provide more features and improved performance over RTL-SDR.
According to SDRplay official account over support forums a consignment of RSPs that was recently stolen from our manufacturing partner have appeared for sale on eBay. SDRplay advised that have now black-listed serial numbers and these devices will not work at all or will only work with a very restricted range of software.
In addition anyone with any of these devices will not receive any form of support or technical assistance from SDRplay.
1. We have end to end traceability of our products from the point of manufacture to the point that they reach our seller. If any are stolen, we will know and we will know the serial numbers of the devices taken.
2. Via the serial numbers we can render these devices worthless and so there is no point in attempting to sell them. The unwitting purchaser will become aware that they have received a stolen device and will want their money back.
3. Because we can make these devices worthless, there is no point in stealing any more of our products.( Collapse )