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by radiowaz
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Can't receive anything.
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Can't receive anything.

I got the dongal and the software running and all I can get is FM radio stations. I have tried CB, Air, Public service frequencies without any success. Not a word out of them just static. What am I doing wrong? I do have a question,, what dongle do you have.. if it early v3 or earlier, it make no w...
by radiowaz
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

I don't really consider under 85 degrees to be very warm probably under 90 is still in the operating range, but I'm not really sure,, I never did a temp test on the first one,, just thought it was warmer than it should have been.. These two seem to be in the right range (for now) !!
by radiowaz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

Something new tonight my #2 dongle (I have labeled them 1 or 2 for the V-3) anyway #2 tonight has gone up in temp to 79 degrees... I ran it for 5 hrs yesterday and never went above 74 degrees,, I hope (will run tonight) that it isn't on it's way out. Another thing that I have found out, that they ge...
by radiowaz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

the dongles I have are as follows 1. V1.5 , works very poorly (ok for what it is) only receives fm and some 27 mc stuff.. temp 71.2 F . I did this with led head sensor. This was my first dongle. DVB-T-FM+DAB (820t2 & SDR). No sw reception of am. or much of anything elsel 2. One that is size of pack ...
by radiowaz
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

I'm comparing them to each other.. as for the rest extra class ham AA0OI for somewhere around 20 years and USAF radio spy for 2 years. (6918 intelligence squadron) started at age 13 with radios (they were tubes back then) now into computers (I build my own) and just started with Lenux on Pi's b3 and...
by radiowaz
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

I have received 1 new dongle V-3, and it doesn't get very warm at all,, with that being said, it also doesn't pick up as many (or as clearly)stations anywhere on the dial. I'm a little miffed ! I have another one on order and should receive within a week.. It will be interesting to see if there is a...
by radiowaz
Thu May 31, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: V3 dongle overheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: V3 dongle overheating?

I have had the same problem (this one I bought on ebay) anyway it ran hot for several weeks and then just died.. you could still hear some but not much and stations were in the wrong places (fm was on 27. something Mhz) (AM was on the FM freq) and so on ,, but reception was very, very poor if at all...
by radiowaz
Fri May 25, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 11017

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

As a final ,, try HDSDR, I could never get SDR# to work,, and trust me I tried everything.. Also use GQRX on Linus on a Raspberry Pi (works great and lots of fun) Increasing your voltage is not the problem.. mine, V-3 , at 6 volts works just great. I can hear everything form 500Hrz to 1.7 Ghz with s...
by radiowaz
Fri May 25, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Can't receive anything.
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Can't receive anything.

To tell you the truth I could never get sdr# to work properly, so I switched to HDSDR which is just out of this world.. I also use GQRX on my Linus (Raspberry Pi B3+) which works just great, but not for windows. Good Luck with SDR# I tried everything I could think of and no one's advise helped,, I j...
by radiowaz
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: unknow radio stations on 27 mc
Replies: 4
Views: 3230

Re: unknow radio stations on 27 mc

I am in direct sampling, but in anything else, I hear nothing. when I run [email protected] I hear nothing on those freq or, and, pretty much nothing else on any other freq. (I'm still working on it). With HDSDR the bands are full and quality is excellent. but I can switch to sharp same freq and hear and see n...