The delivery of the devices begins immediately after the trade fair on a first-come-first-serve basis, as long as our stock lasts. Orders that cannot be delivered immediately will be delivered a few weeks after the trade fair. Unfortunately, the supply situation is currently very tense, so an early order ensures a faster delivery!
We wish all interested parties a lot of fun strolling around the virtual fair, always the best radio conditions and good health!
The RFA1B has arrived!
The active ferrite antenna RFA1B is the weatherproof outdoor version of the RFA1A. It does not contain a built-in control and can be remotely adjusted using an RSW4 remote controller or one of our Pocket, sPocket or RDR55 receivers. The high output power and digital control allow for long cables between the antenna and the control unit / receiver. Its small size allows it to be installed inconspicuously at a convenient reception location. By forgoing the internal control (especially omission of the display -> no interference from intrinsic interference), the RFA1B achieves a high level of sensitivity.
The RFA1B will be available from May. Orders will be accepted from the end of April when the new price list is published.
Note: All current RFA1A devices contain modified firmware with the option to switch off the integrated display. This prevents any intrinsic disturbances. Older devices can be sent in to update the firmware (please inquire by email beforehand).
New software for all receivers available.
For RDR51 “Pocket”, RDR53 “sPocket” and RDR55, the latest firmware is available for download free of charge on the corresponding product pages. Please note the updated descriptions (PDF) in the “Documentation” sections. The most important additions:
- Tuning step size 8.3333 kHz (or any other with 0.3 Hz period) with real periodic fraction to avoid additive tuning errors when continuously adjusting the reception frequency.
- Frequency tuning by tapping the spectrum / waterfall on the touchscreen. The high-resolution and precise spectrum display of the RDR devices allows the selection of individual spectral lines and immediate adjustment to the frequency of that line. Suitable touch pens with a fine tip are available for all devices to enable the touch screen to be touched as precisely as possible (generally less precise than a computer mouse).
With immediate effect, tablets from the latest production (version “X”) will be supplied with the sPocket. These are significantly more powerful and thus enable faster operation and spectrum display. The WiFi connection between the tablet and the basic unit is also more stable. A touch pen is supplied with the new tablets (more precise operation of the touch screen)!
We offer an inexpensive upgrade service for older devices. The previous tablet can be converted to Windows 10 and used for any purpose (upgrade 250 euros) or returned (upgrade 150 euros).
Depending on availability, the returned tablets that are still in good condition are resetted to Windows 10 and are available as used devices with a 6-month guarantee for 150 euros!
Updates for the firmware of the antenna control units RSW3 and RSW4 and for the Windows remote control software RLFA for RLA4 and RFA1. The new versions contain small bug fixes (switching the antenna on/off via PC software), as well as the complete remote control of the RFA1.
RFA1 remote control via WiFi / Internet
The product page for the RFA1 is online. The antenna is now in full production, please note the current price list on the homepage.
Due to the measures to contain the corona pandemic (“Lock-down”), we will no longer deliver any goods this year (with the exception of deliveries that have already been ordered and confirmed). We hope to be able to provide you with our usual service of prompt order processing and delivery from January 2021.
Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best for 2021!
The RFA1 is coming!
Our RLA4 loop antennas, especially the shielded versions 4E and 4G, offer excellent broadband reception without tuning and with little interference from the environment. However, in this day and age, such interference continues to increase and impair reception. There are 2 basic options for further reducing interference: Frequency selectivity (tuning) and reducing the dimensions of the antenna.
Our latest development follows both paths: The active ferrite antenna RFA1. It works with a tunable resonant circuit on a ferrite rod that is only 8 cm long. The resonant circuit coil is also electrostatically shielded (“Faraday cage”). The result is an extreme insensitivity to interference.
Of course, the RFA1 offers other special characteristics compared to conventional ferrite antennas, which enable high reception performance and comfortable operation despite the small dimensions and the need for tuning:
Highly sensitive amplifier with extremely low self-noise and very low distortion.
Complete metal shielding of the amplifier and cage shielding of the receiving coil. Little hand sensitivity is the result.
Continuous tuning without changeover switches or plug-in modules from approx. 0.13 - 10 MHz (prototype, minor changes in serial production possible).
Electronic tuning without mechanical parts (rotary capacitor) or capacitance diodes (no diode intermodulation).
Adjustable quality multiplier for changing bandwidth and output level.
Remote control via HF cable with RSW4 (WiFi / Internet possible) or from the (s)Pocket receivers.
Power supply via internal 9V block (7.4V Li possible), DC “hollow pin” connection or rf cable 6 - 15 V / approx. 35 mA (without display lighting)
The RFA1 should be available from around the end of October.
RFA1 waterproof for outdoor installation and remote control of RSW4 / (s)Pocket
RFA1 with integrated control unit for autonomous operation and remote control
Update for WLAN driver of the RDR Pocket and PC software.
The WLAN driver V50 of the software from 09/14/2020 can cause problems with the Bluetooth connection to audio playback devices. Therefore, we uploaded a new software for the Pocket: RDRWLANV52.BIN.
The Windows program RDR51E for uploading the software to the Pocket was provided with longer waiting times when deleting the memory for older devices.
New software version x10 for RDR51 “Pocket”.
The new software for the Pocket contains some new functions and already provides preliminary (“beta”) functions for all devices. Bug fixes for minor errors and changes according to customer requirements are also integrated. The software and the updated manual can be downloaded from the Pocket site. Here is a short list of the most important upgrades:
Memory preview with continuous activation of the stored stations.
Remote control of the RLA and RFA antennas via WiFi. Devices from SN 0200 have a remote feeder for active antennas, as well as a built-in RSW control unit for direct connection of an RLA / RFA.
New paid option “Camera”: Direct screen dump of display images into the flash recorder. These can later be transferred to a PC via WiFi.
Further development of the SBSP for increased accuracy of the time-frequency transformation (representation of the bins in the spectrum) and exact WYSIWYG generation of the audio signals from the spectrum. Less audio distortion even with minimum bandwidth (down to 20 Hz)..
New control unit RSW4 for RLA and RFA antennas.
The development of active antennas is moving towards ever finer adjustability of parameters such as reception direction or gain. Tunable antennas require that the frequency can be adjusted over a wide range. The remote control of such antennas must be able to set these parameters precisely and comfortably. Therefore the control unit RSW3 was further developed to version 4. It contains a high-resolution optical rotary encoder without detent, as used in high-quality receivers or measuring devices. The device also has its own on/off switch for complete disconnection from the power supply. When switching off, the current setting of the RSW4 is saved and restored when switching it on again.
Serial production has started and the first antennas will be delivered from week 29.
From 07/01/2020 to 12/31/2020 2% discount on all prices!
With this we pass on the largest part of the temporary VAT reduction to our customers. We very much hope that this measure can also offer a small incentive to buy German products. Check out our products!
In addition to some minor improvements, the software mainly includes activation of the DAB slide show and complete wireless remote control of the RLA4 antenna without additional software (see below).
RLA4 goes IoT. The control unit for the cross-loop antenna RLA4 has been expanded to include a network processor and a WiFi module. The antenna can now be controlled wirelessly from any access point (e.g. WiFi router). If the router is connected to the Internet, control can even take place from anywhere in the world. Remote-controlled receivers (“Internet receivers”) can now be equipped with a remote-controlled, highly sensitive and directionally rotatable loop antenna.
The software for controlling the antenna is fully integrated in our newer, WiFi-capable receivers (currently sPocket only, Pocket and RDR55 will follow). For all other applications, an app for Windows and other OS (Android, iOS, macOS in development) is available.
Power packs with a circuit for generating the necessary 12 V operating voltage are available for the autonomous power supply of the sPocket (as well as Pocket and RLA4).
The complete manual for the sPocket with all options (FM / DAB, Exciter ...) is now available for download on the sPocket page (within the section "Documentation").
Visit our booth at the UKW-Fachtagung in Weinheim on September 7th, 2019! We have some new products with us!
New control unit for RLA4 antenna available!
The new control unit with a bright OLED display enables the setting and display of the reception direction directly in 1° steps. Furthermore, additional parameters such as the current power consumption are displayed.
Many thanks to all visitors to our booth at Ham Radio! We were very pleased with the high level of interest in our devices and the many extremely expert discussions!
The Ham Radio amateur radio expo will take place in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance from June 21-23. Of course, we attend, too! Our booth will be in Hall A1 (No. 836 on the western edge of the hall). We have demonstration equipment for each of our products. Above all, the big novelty this year is the public demonstration of the sPocket, which is now ready for series production. New Pockets with an improved FM module and our current RLA4 antennas which possess a fine-tuned direction of their rotation control are also displayed. We will only be able to bring a few devices for free sale. If you are interested, we ask that you pre-order to plan our transport capacities.
We look forward to the many visitors and wish you a safe journey and lots of fun at the fair!
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered a sPocket!
The pre-order phase ends on February 28th, 2019. All interested parties with a valid order confirmation will receive their devices in the next few weeks. And as was promised, all additional options are included free of charge.
The first series with device types C (2x 16 bit ADC) is almost ready. Unfortunately, the housings are still missing. These have to go through many hands (material procurement, water jet cutting, CNC machining, chromating / anodizing, coloring / decor, assembly). There are always delays, especially because of the extraordinarily high sick leave everywhere this winter. We ask for your understanding.
The versions D (4x 16 bit ADC), especially the very frequently ordered version D4 (with 100 mW Exciter 0.1 - 156 MHz), are manufactured immediately afterwards. We hope to be able to deliver these around the end of March / beginning of April.
The firmware for all Pocket versions is online again. It contains some bug fixes and adjustments for the various versions. The upload software RDR51C now checks the version numbers of the firmware and WiFi driver for compatibility to warn the user from loading the wrong files.
The sPocket won’t go into serial production this year. The first devices can be expected as early as february. We are accepting pre-orders beginning from 01.01.2019. The first 20 sold devices receive a free activation of all available software options (broadband spectrum up to 52.6 MHz, 8 FM-W filter for DX and high-end stereo, spectrum resolution up to 2.5 Hz / line).
The popular RLA 4 crossloop antennas received updated internal electronics (board version “4G”). It now offers better signal-to-noise ratio, increased IP2 and IP3 values and an effective VHF filter. The additional feature “whip operation” is omitted again. It only o Die Zusatzfunktion “Whip-Betrieb” ist wieder entfallen. Only with a special setup (preferably high and far away from interfering sources), useful reception possibilites could be achieved. The three variants (now called D, E and F) with shielded and unshielded FR4 loops as well as stainless steel band remain.
The “whip operation” will offer a special “RWA” variant in the future. It consists of symmetric setups (“Active dipole”), which are, like the RLA, arranged crosswise, while the receive direction can be rotated electronically. As the RLA, the RWA is designed for interior and mobile operation (small, light space-saving transportable thanks to its retractable telescope rods).
Please consult our current price list with the now included sPocket and the newest versions of the RLA4 antenna!
Our attendance at the Ham Radio 2018
Because of the extremely unfavorable date we sadly can't attend the Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen this year. Our next exhibition appearance is planned for the UKW-Fachtagung in Weinheim.
The Reuter Pocket is now available with the newest firmware VxE8. Have a look at the Operator Manual on the homepage. Variant C3 (5 W transceiver) is currently out of production and replaced by variant C4 (wideband low level transceiver).
After multiple requests, the RDR Pocket is now available in an additional version: C4. It combines the FM / 2 m / DAB(+) receiving unit with a broadband exciter similar to the RDA31 for the RDR 54 and 55 devices. Transmitting (max. 2.5 mW output) on every frequency from 100 kHz to 151 MHz in high quality is now available.
New price list with dab modules for RDR 54/55 and Pocket C4.
RDR Pocket software is available in the newest version: RDR Pocket.
17 Bit and 18 Bit ADC module (RAD17FF and RAD 18FF) with DAB receiving option will be available for RDR54/55 soon.
New pricelist is valid (attached Pocket special equipment and battery exchange service).
All preordered Pockets are delivered. We want to thank you for your patience and for the exceedingly positive feedback.
We are currently designing and manufacturing the new Pocket devices which will be available in March. We are now accepting new orders. For the current price list, please check our homepage.
Naturally, the development of the Pocket software continues. After all, we haven’t exploited all of the Pocket’s abilities. The next updates will include:
Advanced display and adjustment options for DAB reception.
IQ signal recording through the flash recorder (approx. 150 kHz bandwidth). Possibility to save recording as WAV file on the PC.
Bluetooth connection from external microphone, loudspeakers, telegraph, headphones.
Thanks to all the visitors of our booth at the Ham Radio!
We really enjoyed the competent conversations and the vast interest! Unfortunately, we couldn't accept binding orders of our new devices. But soon there will be an extensive update regarding the RDR51 now officially called “Reuter Pocket”. We will also release a start date at which we will accept binding preorders.