Absolute Frustration

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  • #1157
    alan
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    I want to share my experience as a new owner.

    I own a number of SDR devices. Having done lots of research I bought a RSP1A a few days ago.
    Since then having spent many hours I have not got it working on any machine I have.

    Here is the list:
    I have tried to install on Win 10 – failed driver blocked. Viros check switched off – no clue how to fix?

    Win 7 machine – did manage to get software installed but software freezes after a few seconds with buffer overflow error – result unusable.

    Two Win 7 virtual machines – driver signature 52 error. Tried to allow by editing registry – no go wont run.

    Two Linux laptops ubuntu 20.04– followed the near impossible copmplex instructions watched the video. Instructions are incomplete. Failed to recognize or install the RSP1A.

    So far I have a RSP1A that looks like it is destined for the draw of useless gadgets I should not have bought.

    To note, all my other SDRs insatlled with no problem on all of these paltforms.

    This is by far the most difficult device to install device I have ever had experience of – truly regret buying and a waste of hard earned cash.

    #1158
    alan
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    My frustartion goes on.

    The unit is new out of the box. I have just found the plastic is cracked around the SMA connector.

    #1160
    Andy2
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    Don’t muck about Alan, raise a ticket via the main site. The SDRPlay guys are very good and will put you right.

    #1174
    alan
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    Hi Andy

    I bought the RSp1A because I wanted to support a UK company. I am an engineer who has founded start-ups so wanted to help an inovative company by purchasing from them. Reviews all looked good with an apparent excellent value for money specification.

    Sadly the RSP1A did not meet upto expectations.

    I am experienced with Linux and Windows but was utterly defeated in getting to work reliably. Tried on several Pcs and operating system.

    I did manage to install on a windows 7 pc but the Sdrplay software continuously locked up and froze the pc reporting buffer errors. Final straw was a crack in the case near the SMA that looks likely due to poor quality control during manufacture.

    In my opinion the Rsp1a has good potential but let down by poor quality plastic case and near impossible to install drivers. I have other sdrs that work out of the box on windows7/10 and linux. Installing on Linux with the RSP1A is extremely difficult with complex instructions and need to compile software and after all of that it still did not work.

    So after many hours of trying I gave up and have decided it is too difficulty to get working. I don’t want to fight with something that I just want to use.

    I am going return the RSP1A and buy a competitors brand.

    #1176
    Andy2
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    That’s a shame Alan. I can’t understand why you are having such a tussle with the installation. There is just one thing to install (SDRUno) and it brings all the drivers etc with it and installs them. Quite why it won’t work in your case is baffling.
    I’ve had three models of RSP, an original ‘1’, then a ‘2’ and now a Duo and they all installed in one shot without any snags on my W8 laptop, then on my new W10 laptop. Still, that’s computers for you.
    Good luck.
    Andy.

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