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by rtlsdrblog
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device

I did run the install-rtlsdr.bat since the ignore the proxy and dont show any error it will not work. Download the File Manually and Put it into the Folder. Ok I got it running I deleted everything and started from scratch. I was able to get AM/FM broadcast. However, if I stop it or try to exit the...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing Items Part Two
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Help ID'ing Items Part Two

If you're only listening to HF, chaining the two together is fine.

A 9:1 balun could help with matching the random wire antennas impedance resulting in better reception.
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth Classic / LE Sniffing
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Bluetooth Classic / LE Sniffing

If you're processing 160 MHz of bandwidth you'll need some serious processing hardware, most likely a custom FPGA solution. An SDR gives you the raw radio data. You still need to demodulate, and then decode those bluetooth signals. I'm not sure if there's any software for that already created, but t...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device

Well I finally got it to recognise the RTL and that was done by changing the USB cable obviously the one that came with the kit was faulty. Anyway I started to play with it and I am actually listening to Radio 2 but I have lost the screen as per the attachment. Can any help me please????? You've pr...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: RTL.SDR Chinese USB Device

Not sure if my dongle/kit is Chinese, I bought it from the RTL-SDR.com website RTL-SDR Blog R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA Software Defined Radio with Dipole Antenna Kit, just got it today 8/21/19 I have the same error that the person above has (cannot access RTL device ) I did run the install-rtlsd...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL1090imu.exe will not install
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: RTL1090imu.exe will not install

Thanks for replying. As I have been fighting this problem for weeks now and getting not very far, I forget where I downloaded RTL1090imu. I have received information from you tube and tinhat ranch and other places. I have downloaded dump1090 and am also at loss there as to how and where this progra...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Driver installation failed on Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

For some reason after the Windows 10 1903 update my dongle quit working and I got the same error message when trying to reinstall the driver with Zadig. USBDriverTool worked fine though. With me the Zadig tool does not work at all with Win10 1903, latest update. Screenshot attached Looks like Zadig...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Adjustable Matching Transformer Exist ??
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Adjustable Matching Transformer Exist ??

Yeah that's an antenna tuner.

But remember that by matching impedance you're only affecting SWR. Things like radiation patterns and antenna gain are also dependent on proper antenna sizing.
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Boxx Antenna?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Boxx Antenna?

Looks like with the switch you can flip it between a monopole (top element), and a dipole (the two horizontal elements)
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: Wideband LNA waterproof?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Wideband LNA waterproof?

It's not waterproof. A few splashes on the outside won't hurt it, but over time you need to be concerned with eventual water ingress and corrosion.

Usually for outdoor units people will use a watertight box with cable glands, and put things like LNAs etc inside.