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by bmh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Driver issue
Replies: 5
Views: 538

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: 14519

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: 797

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: 15582

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: 1760

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: 714

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: 906

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: 1946

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.
by bmh
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: ExtIO_RTLSDR# - custom ExtIO for RTLSDR
Replies: 26
Views: 16537

Re: ExtIO_RTLSDR# - custom ExtIO for RTLSDR

If I recall correctly 1.22 was the first and only version with ExtIO capability but don't hold me to that.
by bmh
Wed May 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Dongle Case Temp. When Running ?
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Dongle Case Temp. When Running ?

It's fine. The case acts like a heat sink to keep the dongle working at it's optimum operating temperature and it should be warm. I run mine 24/7 for ADS-B and I have no issues.