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The new high performance SpyVerter, extends the reception range down to DC for a gapless DC – 1.8GHz coverage with a superb 10MHz instantaneous view.

SpyVerter R2

Model: IM150321001

Regular Price: $59.00

Special Price $49.00

Availability: In stock

The new high performance SpyVerter, extends the reception range down to DC for a gapless DC – 1.8GHz coverage with a superb 10MHz instantaneous view.

 

Product Description

Details

SpyVerter R2 builds on top of the successful SpyVerter architecture and improves some of the key points of high performance HF reception. We designed the SpyVerter R2 to extend the coverage of the Airspy receiver series to the HF down to virtually DC with world class dynamic range, frequency stability and sensitivity to rival with high end analog designs at a very affordable price. You have no excuse to use low performance receivers that require more filtering than your entire shack, killing the signals of interest along the way!

The architecture is still based on our switched double balanced mixer that moves the entire HF spectrum to the VHF band between 120 MHz and 180 MHz. We replaced the LO generator with a programmable, low phase noise PLL with 0.5 PPM VCTCXO. The Voltage control of this VCTCXO allows fine calibration of the operating frequency at the factory.

The embedded microcontroller provides both the programming of the PLL (Si5351C) and the voltage control via its embedded DAC. Once the DAC is settled and the PLL is programmed, the microcontroller enters a deep sleep mode to eliminate any interference.

We also added a 10MHz reference input clock for professional usages where phase coherency is required.

When used with an Airspy receiver, the SpyVerter R2 can be powered from the integrated Bias-Tee, and only uses ~10mA of current (versus 47mA in the old design). This improves battery operation dramatically!

An extra USB power supply input is provided for compatibility with receivers like RTL-SDR.

Technical specifications

  • RF Input 1kHz to 60 MHz
  • IF Frequency 120 MHz – Positive Image
  • Technology: Switched Double Balanced Mixer
  • Conversion loss: 5.2 dB typ.
  • 35 dBm IIP3
  • LO leakage: -42dBm typ. (12 dB lower than the original SpyVerter)
  • Phase noise at 10kHz separation: -122 dBc/Hz
  • RF Filtering: Low Pass Filter with corner at 65 MHz – 75dB ultimate rejection
  • IF Filtering: Band Pass Filter with corners at 120 MHz and 180 MHz – 75dB ultimate rejection
  • Max RF power: 10 dBm
  • Bias-tee voltage: 4.2v to 5.5v
  • Current consumption: 10mA typ.

Compatibility

 

Pack List

  • Spyverter *1
  • SMA male To SMA male plug *2
  • SMA male to SMA male connecter with 5cm coaxial cable *1

Please click here to contact with Airspy Team, or go to Airspy IRC channel (Freenode channel #airspy) to join the discussion.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 108 g
Model IM150321001
Discontinued No
Link Wiki No

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Benjamin (Posted on 11/24/2015)

Really liking my Spyverter. Frequency accuracy is right-on. -0.05 PPM was required to be dead-on with WWV on 20 MHz. I don't notice any long-term drift once the unit is warmed up. That warm up takes a few minutes, maybe less. Performance seems quite good. I did some A/B comparisons against a Ham-it-up converter and a homebrew upconverter. The SpyVerter was a clear winner in both cases, especially on lack of drift and frequency accuracy.

For the price, you can't go wrong.