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by ZL2BMH
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Capturing SSTV
Replies: 1
Views: 3944

Capturing SSTV

Hello Everyone. Just lately there has been a little movement in capturing SSTV from the Sats, in particular from ISS. I see there is another exercise this weekend using ISS. SSTV has been my main source of entertainment on the ham bands for 30 yrs at least, I suppose it's time to move out of the dar...
by ZL2BMH
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: How to turn power on
Replies: 1
Views: 7220

How to turn power on

Hello All. I bought and really enjoy using the silver coloured v3 dongle. I know it is powered and you have to switch it on/off once you get an LNA but I cannot find any reading on it. I don't know how to make it switch on/off. I am nearly 80 yrs old and need help from you, please. Could someone ple...
by ZL2BMH
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: I need help with Meteor capturing
Replies: 4
Views: 16157

Re: I need help with Meteor capturing

Dear Jeffery. First of all my apologies for taking so long to reply. There's no excuse I can give. But just say how sorry I am. Shortly after you wrote your reply I did what you explained and the result was outstanding. I happened to run into another person who helped me. Now, a very fine gentleman ...
by ZL2BMH
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: LNA protection from weather
Replies: 2
Views: 13401

LNA protection from weather

Hello All. I have just bought a well-known brand, LNA. It says that it is to be strapped to the pole, just under the aerial. and to be water-proofed as the main components are inside an aluminium casing. I was wondering what you do to keep something like this water-proofed? Regards and thanks for an...
by ZL2BMH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Will it be ok, located here.
Replies: 3
Views: 13853

Re: Will it be ok, located here.

SNN47. A excellent reply and a lot to think about which is not really a strong point of mine All I have ever done before retirement is man country police stations miles from anywhere. Virtually self taught by reading from books and a wonderful ham who did his best trying to teach me. I have never be...
by ZL2BMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL-SDR v3 VERY HOT and poor reception
Replies: 5
Views: 15478

Re: RTL-SDR v3 VERY HOT and poor reception

I have had mine for something like 18 months and I've thrashed it. It's still running like new but as all have said it does get fairly warm, nothing to be worried about. I cannot help you, though I'd like to on your other question. The service from this firm is second to none, I bought one recently ...
by ZL2BMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Will it be ok, located here.
Replies: 3
Views: 13853

Will it be ok, located here.

Hello All. ( I apologise for any simple mistakes in my typing. I am on very heavy prescribed medicine, which appears to play havoc with the grey matter. Sorry for this)) I have the SRP1a. I have bought a LNA4ALL (LNA) with the idea of capturing Meteor M2 and the new one, soon available in March. Pl...
by ZL2BMH
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: I cannot understand this....
Replies: 2
Views: 6751

I cannot understand this....

I'm trying to get SDRSHARP# running. All the plugins appear to be in place. Wwhen I hit the on button in # a sign appears and says...."The source SDRSharp R820T.RtlSdrIO is not ready"......

Can someone please tell me what it's trying to tell me and how to fix the problem.

Thank you zl2bmh/Jim
by ZL2BMH
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: installing SDR SHARP
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

installing SDR SHARP

Hello All.

I am running SDR Sharp. I see they have a new version out.

Can I install the new version over the top of an old version? or do I need to clean out the old version first.

Thank you for any help. I do have RSP1a which is my main receiver.

ZL2BMH Jimi
by ZL2BMH
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: I need help with Meteor capturing
Replies: 4
Views: 16157

I need help with Meteor capturing

Hello All. I have been downloading and capturing the NOAA satellites with my RTL-SDR v3 dongle and QHA antenna. The antenna/Dongle works great. I would now like to move on and try my hand at capturing Meteor M2. I have no idea where to start. I tried video's and the net but I'm not sure if what I am...