Winner Announcement for our 2014 NooElec SDR Giveaway

First of all, thank you to the 1,450 people from all over the world who entered the giveaway. That’s a record number of entries for us!

Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for… the winners!  OK, here they are:

nooelec-final-4-whiteThree (3)
Complete NESDR XTR HF SDR packages including:
NESDR XTR SDR Set
(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

Luc ON7DQ
Tom KJ9P
Mika KF4IVM

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

Ed N2RWH
Claudio PU4BIT
Paul MM1BJZ
Joseph KK4PYN
John KC8JZO

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

Rob KA2PBT
Delrey K4WJR
Mike KA7PLE
Marco DE8MSH
Dale WX8W
Suresh VU3JOG
Boban EA2DVR
Chris KD4OGD
Robert KB5SQG
Carl M0SER
Budd WB7FHC
Bob WB3DYE

If you won, you’ll be hearing from me very soon! If you weren’t one of the lucky winners, NooElec has sent us some coupon codes for those who would like to order 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) 

Thank you to everyone who entered, Merry Christmas, and
a special BIG thank you to NooElec!
Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of AmateurRadio.com. Contact him at [email protected].

14 Responses to “Winner Announcement for our 2014 NooElec SDR Giveaway”

  • K6ACF:

    Thanks Matt for the great contest!

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

    Tim K6ACF

  • John KC8JZO:

    Just came home and checked my e-mail. Wow, didn’t expect to actually win something! I’m very grateful for this, and want to express my thanks to y’all at AmateurRadio.com and NooElec. This package is awesome! Can’t wait to put it into operation.

    73 and Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy New Year!
    John KC8JZO

  • Rob PD1FT:

    Congratulations to all winners.

    Maybe next time..

    Rob PD1FT

  • Mark N4OBF:

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Mark

  • Carl MØSER:

    Wonderful news – a big thank you for choosing me!

    Vy 73 de Carl

  • Boban EA2DVR:

    Thank you, nice job
    73 de EA2DVR

  • Paul (GER):

    Seems only real HAMs owning a callsign have been picked 🙁
    Too bad for somebody like me, a radio enthusiast but not an amateur radio operator.

  • Robert KB6QXM:

    Did not win. Oh well. I already own a Flex SDR. I wanted to compare the low cost SDR against the more expensive SDR. I would of done some side by side comparisons and put the review on eham.

    Maybe next time.

    73

  • DE8MSH:

    Hello.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you :). This is realy a surprise for me. Merry x-mas and a happy new year.

    73 de DE8MSH

  • KM4EOM:

    I purchased a Ham It Up converter prior to entering the contest, I was waiting for some connectors from overseas since they don’t come with the device, due to delays on the connectors I never had a chance to test the device until the connectors arrived.
    When the connectors arrived and I tested the device it was DOA NOT WORKING!
    I sent several emails and called the customer support phone number as well as submitting a contact form on there website. After several days and no response from
    NooElec I tried to make a claim for replacement on Paypal and was denied due to the length of time that had passed waiting for the connectors. When NooElec finaly responded to my email they were rude and non receptive to any form of exchange and told me to contact there legal department.

    This is bad business practice, regardless of the time frame. I will never buy anything from NooElec ever again.

    I suggest you all stay away from this place also. The device I received was junk!
    and customer support sucks!

    JMHO

  • KM4EOM:

    BTW I’m not the only one that is not satisfied NooElec

    Look at the Negative feedback on Ebay =(

    Negative feedback rating Customer support suck!!! Told away not helping!!! Buyer: g***s ( 19Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past month Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating seller does not make refunds,seller hides restocking fee.acts like a spoiled kid Buyer: s***0 ( 71Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past month Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Dec-27-14 23:04):
    Fee is in bold print in listing, buyer lost case. FB removal pending from eBay.

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    Negative feedback rating The picture showed genuine Arduino; received a counterfeit instead. Not nice! Buyer: m***2 ( 135Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past month Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Never Refunded. Item was lost and returned to them. Unsatisfied. Beware. Buyer: i***i ( 62Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past month Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Dec-27-14 23:07):
    Lying? Buyer was refunded even though it was returned to sender from buyer error

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    Negative feedback rating They wouldnt send missing parts, or give me a return with an open dispute?????? Buyer: u***t ( 272Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Dec-02-14 23:27):
    Correct, it is not supported by the eBay case system. Next time contact seller.

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    Negative feedback rating tracking number is fake and email with them is a waste with restocking fee Buyer: y***5 ( 98Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating deceptive listing, listing shows complete converter, they send empty box. Buyer: t***i ( 525Purple star icon for feedback score in between 500 to 999) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Nov-19-14 12:09):
    The listing is ABUNDANTLY clear. eBay has stated this feedback will be removed.

    ◾Follow-up by t***i (Nov-21-14 17:21):
    E-Bay fully refunded me all costs. Negative feedback is still there!!!

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    Negative feedback rating Kommt nicht an Sendungsverfolgung sollte am 14 .Nov kommen hängt in USA fest sch Buyer: _***l ( 1 ) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating missing clip Buyer: o***f ( 206Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating DOA bad solder Buyer: e***o ( 10Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Detailed item information is not available for the following items because the Feedback is over 90 days old.

    Negative feedback rating Ware wurde nach Zahlung nicht geliefert Buyer: k***e ( 2058Red star icon for feedback score in between 1,000 to 4,999) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating unsuitable material Buyer: i***a ( 561Purple star icon for feedback score in between 500 to 999) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating defective junk defective junk 1 DOA the other barely works THEY ARE RUDE Buyer: b***o ( 86Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Я разочарованна Buyer: g***a ( 32Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating this part does not necessary fit the vehicles listed, BEWARE!!! Buyer: _***r ( 171Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating What a nasty people after I closed the case they still no respond or refund Buyer: y***e ( 480Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Item was junk, she fought with me about returning, would not send me return info Buyer: s***b ( 72Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past 6 months Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Charges $14.75 to ship a package of 3 oz. First Class Mail. His cost under $2.00 Buyer: s***m ( 1034Red star icon for feedback score in between 1,000 to 4,999) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jul-18-14 03:25):
    Goods were shipped from our international warehouse as clearly specified.

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    Negative feedback rating Mis-listed product as being compatible with my car. Buyer: y***q ( 35Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jul-18-14 03:27):
    Listing clearly stipulates compatibility verification is up to you, the buyer.

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    Negative feedback rating Attention, the seller incorrectly! does not specify in the U.S. does not work. Buyer: i***n ( 57Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jul-18-14 03:28):
    As we explained numerous times, DVB signals DO NOT EXIST in the USA.

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    Negative feedback rating Never received the item! Ebay page say within 10 days NEVER received it. Buyer: t***t ( 46Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jul-18-14 03:29):
    As per USPS this was delivered to your address. Pls contact your postal carrier.

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    Negative feedback rating Took alost 2 weeks and 2 emails to them to get a refund Buyer: u***e ( 346Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past 6 months Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jul-18-14 03:29):
    It took 8 business days to process the RMA as per our published return policy.

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    Negative feedback rating It doesn’t work whether it’s on a mousepad or not! I got one at best buy! Buyer: j***u ( 29Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Product doesn’t work. Seller doesn’t communicate appropriately. Not recommended Buyer: k***k ( 61Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating The item arrived faulty. Posted item back at my expense & after 4 weeks zilch. Buyer: o***6 ( 138Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jun-19-14 04:05):
    Customer sent item back by untracked mail; did not arrive & no way to confirm.

    Negative feedback rating Damaged, 1 msg agreeing w/ me then >2 wks of silence. eBay had to refund. Avoid! Buyer: e***e ( 62Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Really? I have to pay for restocking return 20% wow. Scam guys. Buyer: n***a ( 23Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating They are stonewalling me. Item was delivered 25 April; still no refund Buyer: a***h ( 666Purple star icon for feedback score in between 500 to 999) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Very slow shipping. Buyer: m***a ( 143Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Very slow shipping. Buyer: m***a ( 143Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Not yet received Item.. Buyer: r***a ( 2 ) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Product doesn’t work. Seller doesn’t communicate appropriately. Not recommended! Buyer: t***m ( 233Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Apr-09-14 10:00):
    Customer upset because 4mil metal sheet does not block neodymium magnets…

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    Negative feedback rating Poor quality, poor packing, stinking sticker, 3M imitation. Buyer: w***i ( 654Purple star icon for feedback score in between 500 to 999) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Apr-09-14 10:01):
    3M does not manufacture Ultraperm, just the adhesive. No response from customer

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    Negative feedback rating Buyer: j***f ( 75Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past year Feedback conversation
    Feedback was revised on Mar-03-14 16:50
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    Negative feedback rating Board didn`t work, got no help from seller Buyer: a***h (private) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jan-23-14 23:17):
    Completely untrue. We will post the support messages on our website as proof.

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    Negative feedback rating Tried to track a package down and seller refused, very unprofessional Buyer: c***e ( 7115Green star icon for feedback score in between 5,000 to 9,999) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jan-23-14 23:20):
    This FB is marked for removal by eBay support. FB for unrelated transaction.

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    Negative feedback rating Beware seller Try to sell these as other part saying and does not work Buyer: 0***0 ( 187Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation

    ◾Reply by nooelec (Jan-23-14 23:21):
    Buyer bought wrong part, insists on keeping item&getting full refund. Reported.

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    Negative feedback rating video choppy …returning Buyer: n***1 ( 155Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Feedback conversation
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    Negative feedback rating Artikel würde sofort bezahlt. Der Artikel ist aber nicht bei mir angekommen!!! Buyer: 1***h ( 85Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) During past year Feedback conversation
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  • KM4EOM:

    And here is the proof

    Oh and BTW how dare you try to put off a product defect on me. It’s clear you are hiding behind some BS to avoid taking responsibility for selling defective products.

    “The SMA jack for the RF INPUT is the culprit! Upon assembly, there is ZERO CLEARANCE between the ground pins of P1 (SMA jack) and the two traces underneath those pins. The legs of the SMA jack scrape the coating off the PCB and SHORT OUT those traces.”

    https://code.google.com/p/opendous/wiki/Upconverter

  • Matt W1MST:

    Hi James,

    Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I have a Ham It Up upconverter, have been pleased with it, and have had no issues whatsoever. I will let NooElec know, however, and encourage them to respond here.

    Thanks and 73,
    Matt W1MST

  • KM4EOM:

    Thanks Matt W1MST You could have deleted my post and I appreciate the opportunity to voice my complaints.

    I doubt they will make it right, There legal department just sent me an email to not contact them anymore. Because I told them I would post my dissatisfaction everywhere on the web… As long as it’s the truth I can post about my problems with them, Yet they seem to be trying to bully me with a lawyer. I’m disgusted with the way they have treated me as customer.

    All I wanted was a up-converter not a legal battle.

    Like I said before it’s just bad business. I have fixed the ZERO CLEARANCE between the ground pins of P1 (SMA jack) my self. It works now! No thanks to NooElec..

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