RFSpace Cloud-IQ HF SDR Receiver
I bought this receiver in February 2016 and it has proven itself to be one of the most sensitive receivers I had in my shack. The only other receiver that has come close to it has been the ELAD FDM-S2.
Coupled to the right software, this receiver has the ability to really pick out the weak signals and for my hobby of DX’ing aircraft and ground stations on the other side of the world it does a very good job. There have been no instances of breakthrough from local AM stations so the preselection is very good.
The construction of the PCB looks just superb, well laid out and some delicate parts are encased in a shielded box so there’s little interference from the outside world. Most interference, unfortunately travels down my coax lead-in from the antenna, but nevertheless with some settings through the software much can be allayed.
The receiver connects to home network via Ethernet cable and is powered by 5v DC which can be either mains converter or PC supplied via USB. There are connectors for two antenna inputs with software switching available.
A unique feature of this receiver is it’s two modes of operation, locally for streaming I & Q data to software for demodulation/recording and the other mode for streaming low bandwidth audio and video over the internet. This makes the second mode, called Cloud Mode, very useful for controlling and listening to the receiver from anywhere there is an internet connection.
RFSpace have developed a very state of the art receiver that can be used in a number of different scenarios and makes for an excellent DX’ing SDR receiver.