Hi Peter, I am sorry to hear you were caught like this.
This has been a growing problem. Here at SDRplay we heard of one buyer who paid $61 and all he got was a plastic cable “tidy” worth less than 10 cents. For the 3 weeks it took to ship it to him, they sent tracking info so that there was a delay before their fraudulent activity become obvious. I should persist with Apiexpress – they are trying to improve their image and the more people that complain the more likely they are to be more careful.
I have since had contact with sdrplay and found out that this is a Chinese copy of the RSP1A. I guess they are not wrong for limiting their software to their devices though the this device is stolen message lead me on the wrong path.
The other compatible software packages work ok on it so I guess it’s not too bad.
Since I don’t have anything to compare it with I can’t really compare it to the original.
PV – if you get a genuine RSP-1a you will be delighted with it. All the RSP’s are sensitive and perform well. I can hear anything on my RSP that I can hear on my other radios, HF, VHF and UHF. The Uno software takes some getting used to, but it’s very flexible and ‘twiddle-able’.