Differential amplifiers can be an appropriate solution in the implementation of radio astronomy receivers, due to their efficient interference and harmonic isolation. In this paper, two different topologies are presented. The first one consists of two single ended amplifiers in a balanced topology. The second one is formed by cascading two simple differential stages. Both circuits operate in the 300MHz to 1GHz bandwidth. Firstly, gain and noise characterizations of each amplifier have been done. Lastly, noise analysis of the whole reception system, formed by the antenna and the differential amplifiers, is presented.