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by rtlsdrblog
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Any thoughts on the EF-SWL
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Any thoughts on the EF-SWL

Hi Jim, good to see another Kiwi here (i'm in Auckland). Sorry I don't have experience with this particular antenna, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work well. Looks like it's basically just a random wire with 9:1 transformer, but a high quality one. If you can get it into a good position away f...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Decode ELT using SharpRTL
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Decode ELT using SharpRTL

If you're just decoding it i'd suggest first looking up the FCC ID, or any documentation of the ELT and trying to find out exactly what sort of modulation and encoding scheme the signal uses. Then head into a general receiver program like SDR#, and record a few pulses of the signal. If it's a simple...
by rtlsdrblog
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: SDR# + Windows 10 Pro + gr-dect2?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: SDR# + Windows 10 Pro + gr-dect2?

This is not a SDR# plugin. This is a GNU-Radio program and has nothing to do with SDR#.

GNU Radio exists on Windows but not all scripts work properly on it, so i'd recommend trying it out on Linux instead to rule out issues.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL-SDR dongle over Ethernet
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: RTL-SDR dongle over Ethernet

Interesting, I wonder how the data usage of virtualhere compares with software like rtl_tcp and/or SpyServer? Which one is more efficient.

Do you notice any latency with virtualhere?
by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: can't download WxtoIMG
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: can't download WxtoIMG

Someone made a clone of the wxtoimg website now, check out https://wxtoimgrestored.tk/
by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: NooElec SMARTee XTR vs SMART Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: NooElec SMARTee XTR vs SMART Problem

Sensitivity of the E4000 is a little better on the lower bands, but is barely noticeable. HB9AJG did some measurements a while ago https://www.rtl-sdr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Some-Measurements-on-E4000-and-R820-Tuners.pdf. That was written in 2013 with the R820T, and these days the newer R820...
by rtlsdrblog
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: NooElec SMARTee XTR vs SMART Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: NooElec SMARTee XTR vs SMART Problem

I wouldn't really call E4000 based dongles "premium" models. The only reason E4000 dongles are more expensive is because the chip manufacturer went out of business and so E4000 chips are rare now. The cheaper R820T2 is a technically superior chip and performs better in most areas. The only major adv...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Display Active Frequency ?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Display Active Frequency ?

Did you configure SDR-Console with your IF?

I believe that there is an "External Radio" option somewhere in SDR-Console where you can set the IF Output frequency.
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: SDR Touch Live App Is Crashing Continuously
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: SDR Touch Live App Is Crashing Continuously

You'd probably be best off making a bug report to the SDR Touch dev.