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Saturday, August 03, 2019
Current portable, wideband shortwave spectrum recording set-up: GPDWin, AirSpy R2, Spyverter 2, Bonito GI300 isolator, Bonito MA305 portable antenna. Photo taken in Lanzarote, Las Canarias, Spain
I hope that this post marks my return to regular blogging for London Shortwave. I know I had said this in one of my previous posts over a year ago, but this time I am more optimistic. Many things have happened since I last blogged: several stations have sadly gone off air, I have traveled to a few far flung destinations where I managed to do some radio monitoring, and I have experimented with further miniaturising my portable spectrum capture set-ups.

One of the things I would like to write about first is my PocketCHIP SDR recording solution. I was originally planning to share a step-by-step set-up guide last year, only to discover that PocketCHIP's maker, NextThingCo, had gone out of business and stopped selling the units. However, it turns out that there are still some for sale, so this should still be relevant to the SDR community.

NextThingCo's PocketCHIP
I was also lucky enough to receive one of the first AirSpy HF Discovery SDR production units, which I look forward to evaluating and writing about on this blog. I hope you stay tuned and visit again for more updates.

P.S. I hope my blogging efficiency will improve with the help of this neat little device.

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This blog is written by a shortwave radio enthusiast based in London, UK. You can follow him on Twitter at @LondonShortwave