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by luca_t
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Best antenna for HF
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Best antenna for HF

In the end I bought an Airspy YouLoop and a HF low noise amplifier. Performance isn't great on the RTL-SDR with a lot of FM interference when the amplifier is on, however my XHDATA D-808 works great with the YouLoop, picking up signals with much less noise compared to its built-in 65cm whip.
by luca_t
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Best antenna for HF
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Best antenna for HF

Would an upconverter be required for the YouLoop or would a low noise amplifier like the Ham It Up be enough?
by luca_t
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Best antenna for HF
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Best antenna for HF

I would like to buy an antenna that I can use for DXing primarily on the HF bands and VHF up to 130 MHz but I cannot decide between the Airspy YouLoop and the Moonraker WhizzWhip . The difference in price is quite big although the WhizzWhip is tunable which may improve reception. Would I need a low ...
by luca_t
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: FM radio is distorted
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

FM radio is distorted

I am using an RTL-SDR dongle with the included dipole antenna mounted vertically, however, when I tried to listen to some local FM radio stations on a clean SDRSharp installation, the audio was heavily distorted. Could this be a hardware failure, or is there something else I could have done wrong?