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by bmh
Fri May 29, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Airspy YouLoop
Replies: 17
Views: 5545

Re: Airspy YouLoop

I'm using one and it's OK considering my limitations. I'm in an apartment on the top floor with no balcony and I can't put anything outside so I have tried various baluns and lengths of wire running along my ceiling in my living room (I'm not married fortunately) before getting the YouLoop and it do...
by bmh
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Fix for Windows 10 unrecognized RTL-SDR
Replies: 14
Views: 34934

Re: Fix for Windows 10 unrecognized RTL-SDR

rtlsdrblog wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 am
Did you guys also try using this alternative tool to Zadig? https://visualgdb.com/UsbDriverTool/
Zadig hasn't worked for me ever since the 1903 Windows 10 update. This tool worked just fine though.
by bmh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Driver issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Driver issue

Are you sure that you're plugging it into a USB 2.0 port? I had this exact issue when trying to run the dongle on an older XP laptop that had been upgraded from Windows 98. The USB ports were only 1.0 so it didn't work. Very understandable considering the voltage and speed of a 1.0 port being way l...
by bmh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Error: Cannot access RTL device
Replies: 8
Views: 21800

Re: Error: Cannot access RTL device

The latest Windows 10 update hosed my drivers for my RTL dongle AGAIN. For some reason when I ran Zadig to try to reinstall it Zadig would appear to be working for a minute or so and then would end with a message saying "program terminated by user input" even though I didn't cancel anything. I have ...
by bmh
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "external" Bias-T for Antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

Re: "external" Bias-T for Antenna?

How about that? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Bias-T-Bias-Tee-1MHz-2Ghz-Active-Antenna-Bias-SDR-GPS-FOR-Ham-Radio-Amplifier/253912127315?hash=item3b1e579753:g:JoIAAOSw9apcHJqY It start with 1Mhz on there Claim. I purchased one of these about a year ago and it caused spikes all over the bands. I tried dif...
by bmh
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SDR Heat Management
Replies: 8
Views: 21490

Re: SDR Heat Management

Even more so than temperature you should also consider the possibility of condensation. There must be adequate ventilation in a heated environment to prevent moisture from building up and damaging the components. Rather than only applying heat when it gets cold a climate controlled system that maint...
by bmh
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: SDRConsole now supports Direct Sampling for V3 without special drivers
Replies: 0
Views: 3314

SDRConsole now supports Direct Sampling for V3 without special drivers

Simon at SDR-Radio has updated SDRConsole to work with the RTL-SDR V3 dongle on HF without any modifications or having to use modded drivers. Download link and link to the release notes can be found on his site. He has also added an S-meter to the software. You will want version 3.0.13 to get these ...
by bmh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: No RTL devices available
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Re: No RTL devices available

Are you using the EXTIO version of SDRUno? If not it won't see any RTL devices because it isn't meant for them. Version 1.22 is the only one that has this capability.
by bmh
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Websites Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

Re: Websites Help

Most information that you'll need is found on the main website at https://www.rtl-sdr.com/

Google is your friend too.
by bmh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Driver installation failed on Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 5450

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.