We’re Giving Away 20 Free Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Receiver Sets!

NooElec and AmateurRadio.com have teamed up to give away
SDR (Software Defined Radio) receiver packages to TWENTY hams!
Over $1,200 in free prizes and they’ll pay the shipping worldwide!
The deadline to enter is 18 December 2014 20:00 UTC.

We’ve announced the winners!
Click Here

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve again partnered up withย NooElec to give away a software-defined radio (SDR) package to TWENTY lucky hams all over the world! If you haven’t had the chance to play with one of these, you’re in for a treat. They’re easy to use and a great way to get your feet wet in the new and exciting world of software-defined radio.ย Using freely available software (SDRSharp, HDSDR), a modest antenna, and an inexpensive USB SDR dongle, you can tune from 25 MHz – 1750 MHz right from your PC.

If you want to listen to MF/HF, just add the inline Ham It Up upconverter to tune down as low as 500 kHz. There’s even an Android app (SDR Touch) that allows you to plug these USB SDRs into your tablet (Android 4.0+, must support USB OTG)!

These little USB SDR receivers are amazing and extremely affordable (about $25). They are a lot of fun to play with!

Prize Packages

We’re giving away TWENTY prizes including:

Three (3)
Complete NESDR XTR HF SDR packages including:
(Brand new model, featuring the popular E4000 chip tuner)
Ham It Up upconverter
Upconverter Enclosure (silver)
Male MCX to male SMA pigtail (SDR cable)
Male SMA to female BNC adapter (antenna adapter)
Estimated $129.95 value

Five (5)
Complete NESDR Mini 2 HF packages including:
NESDR Mini 2 SDR set
Ham It Up upconverter
NESDR Mini 2 enclosure (silver)
Upconverter enclosure (silver)
Male MCX to male SMA pigtail (SDR cable)
Male SMA to female BNC adapter (antenna adapter)
$111.95 value

Twelve (12)
NESDR Mini 2 SDR sets
$25.95 value




All licensed Amateur Radio Operators worldwide
(Worldwide shipping is included!)

How to Enter

It’s simple!
Leave a comment to this post.
(e-mail address will not be shared)

Entry Duration

Only 1 week!

You may enter only once from
11 December 2014 20:00 UTC
18 December 2014 20:00 UTC

(multiple entries from the same entrant will be discarded)

Winner Announcement

19 December 2014

We will announce the winner on AmateurRadio.com.

You can get the winner announcement by
subscribing to our free Amateur Radio Newsletter via e-mail,
following our posts via RSS feed, via Twitter (@amatradio),
or via Facebook (facebook.com/amatradio).

Sign up so you won’t miss our next prize drawing!

Please tell your friends about this giveaway!

Thank you to NooElec for offering these fantastic prizes!

Due to a large amount of interest, NooElec has sent us some coupon codes for those who would like to order one on their website:

MERRYDXMAS1 – $5 off orders $25+ (Exp 12/31/14)
MERRYDXMAS2 – 10% off orders $50+ (Exp 12/31/14, not valid for HackRF)

Visit their website at NooElec.com / eBay store / Amazon store

For more information about SDR, check out the SDR sub-Reddit (/r/RTLSDR), Ham Radio Science and RTL-SDR.com.
Check out The Hobbyist’s Guide to RTL-SDR by Carl Laufer (Kindle eBook)

The winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all valid comment entries to this post received by the contest deadline. Entries will be deemed valid at the sole discretion of AmateurRadio.com and may be rejected for any reason, including inappropriate comments. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. The prize may not be transferred. The prize may not be exchanged for cash. Winner agrees to allow AmateurRadio.com to use their name and callsign to announce them as a winner on our site, and to share their contact information with the sponsor for the purposes of awarding the prize. No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning dependent on total number of entries received. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes or fees imposed by their jurisdiction. Void where prohibited by law. E-mail addresses of all other entrants will not be shared with any third party, including the sponsor. Entrants will not receive any unsolicited e-mail or be placed on any e-mail list.
Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of AmateurRadio.com. Contact him at [email protected].

1,450 Responses to “We’re Giving Away 20 Free Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Receiver Sets!”