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Author Topic: Airspy HF+ Ranger | Next-Gen Model?  (Read 745 times)

Offline RobRich

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Airspy HF+ Ranger | Next-Gen Model?
« on: April 15, 2024, 2222 UTC »
Skimming the Airspy HF library source code, a mention to an "AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_AIRSPYHF_RANGER_REV_A" was landed then removed on the same day in February.

https://github.com/airspy/airspyhf/commit/e1dcc17956157b15885a284d9c9b42ba5de7dc51
https://github.com/airspy/airspyhf/commit/39f06a4934a0707a35496cfabce45cfaf5c60d92

No more info found, though i did not dig much further than a couple of web searches.

There is at least one revision of the original Airspy HF+ Dual, plus there are at least two hardware revisions of the Airspy HF+ Discovery. The Airspy HF+ "Ranger" would appear to be something different.

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enum airspyhf_board_id
{
   AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_UNKNOWN_AIRSPYHF = 0,
   AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_AIRSPYHF_REV_A = 1,
   AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_AIRSPYHF_DISCOVERY_REV_A = 2,
   AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_AIRSPYHF_RANGER_REV_A = 3,
   AIRSPYHF_BOARD_ID_INVALID = 0xFF,
};
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Re: Airspy HF+ Ranger | Next-Gen Model?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2024, 1035 UTC »
Looks like the "Ranger" will be unveiled at Dayton.

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Hello,

We are delighted to show a prototype of our upcoming Airspy Ranger
during Dayton Hamvention. This is a High Performance Communications
Receiver which improves over the HF+ Discovery architecture and adds
zero gap frequency coverage between 0.5 kHz and 1.750 GHz, along with
many premium features. The detailed specifications will be shared
in place, so come visit us!

Regards,

The Airspy Team

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Re: Airspy HF+ Ranger | Next-Gen Model?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2024, 1516 UTC »
Excellent. The extra frequency coverage will benefit some, but for me it will be interesting to see what other new features will be offered.
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148' + 60' Loops-on-Ground | 31' Vertical | 18' End-Fed Vertical | PA0NHC MiniWhip

 

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