Here's a quick run-through of the current firmware features as of 2016 February 22
SSB, AM, narrowband FM, wideband FM audio reception, with spectrum waterfall
Wideband (18MHz) spectrum analysis and waterfall.
Monitoring of boat (AIS), automobile (TPMS), and utility meter transponders (ITRON ERT) details.
HackRF mode runs HackRF firmware for use with host computer SDR software.
PPM calibration for more accurate tuning.
Sleep mode saves power by turning off just the display.
Some assembly is required. The PortaPack comes with a "spudger" (guitar pick) you can use to remove your HackRF One from its case. Bolts, washers, spacers and a wrench are included to install the two boards into the aluminum case. The assembly steps are documented in the support wiki and videos.
PortaPack H1 does not include a HackRF One. You can buy a HackRF One from the Great Scott Gadgets retailers. Many PortaPack resellers also have the HackRF One, so you can purchase them together.
Your HackRF will continue to function with computer-based SDR software, when you put the PortaPack into "HackRF Mode".
PortaPack H1 is compatible only with the HackRF One. It is not compatible with the earlier HackRF Jawbreaker design. If you have an RF shield installed on your HackRF, the PortaPack should fit just fine.
PortaPack H1 requires an external battery. Any USB-connected battery should work, though they vary widely in quality and poorly-designed batteries may inject voltage regulator noise into the radio.
The PortaPack H1 and HackRF One will not replace your handheld ham radio receiver. Receive sensitivity varies from band to band, but will not perform as well as a true ham radio receiver.
In The Box: 1x PortaPack
Dimensions:125mm x 79mm x 25mm
Made In: USA