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by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Big metal thing for antennas
Replies: 2
Views: 12452

Re: Big metal thing for antennas

Could be an amplifier to TX, judging by the cooling fins.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Cross-cable interference?
Replies: 2
Views: 8866

Re: Cross-cable interference?

Shouldn't be any interference since coax is shielded, but only way to know for sure is to test it.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: help with installind rtl2832u/rb2dt2
Replies: 1
Views: 5076

Re: help with installind rtl2832u/rb2dt2

That seems normal. Windows installed it's own driver. So you can continue on with the next steps with using zadig to replace the driver with the SDR drivers.
by rtlsdrblog
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: tv antenna for sdr / tv
Replies: 3
Views: 9628

Re: tv antenna for sdr / tv

No the LNB will need a bias tee that can provide probably around 12V. The bias tee provides power through the coax cable. Make sure you don't plug the bias tee in the wrong way, or you will destroy your dongle. The dongle doesn't supply any power through the coax, unless you have ours with the optio...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue May 31, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: sharp sdr# does not show a devise in conroller box.
Replies: 28
Views: 57524

Re: sharp sdr# does not show a devise in conroller box.

First I would try using other software with a similar function to SDR# on the computers that aren't working. Try HDSDR or SDR-Console or CubicSDR. The QSG has install instructions for the first two http://www.rtl-sdr.com/qsg. Check if you antivirus is messing stuff up. I've heard that Norton and oth...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue May 31, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Dual Receive or Dual Watch
Replies: 1
Views: 5072

Re: Dual Receive or Dual Watch

You can only receive on two or more channels if they are all within the same ~2MHz bandwidth that you are tuned to. Are you talking about NOAA sats, or the NOAA weather channel? If its the NOAA sats and you're okay with briefly switching freqs, then you could use Orbitron to switch to a NOAA sat fre...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue May 31, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Need help with DX Patrol Mk3 and SDR Console V3
Replies: 1
Views: 6482

Re: Need help with DX Patrol Mk3 and SDR Console V3

Got a screenshot?

Also try testing it with easier to set up software like SDR# first.
by rtlsdrblog
Tue May 31, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: sharp sdr# does not show a devise in conroller box.
Replies: 28
Views: 57524

Re: sharp sdr# does not show a devise in conroller box.

Mike, what is the specific trouble you are having? Every PC is different, and some are misconfigured so badly that it mess everything up. I can confidently say that although this is an "experimental" type of community based product (read up on its history), i've seen very few people have trouble wit...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue May 31, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: airspy mini
Replies: 2
Views: 5422

Re: airspy mini

Should be okay. I am using it on USB 3.0 without trouble. Though, there are some really bad USB 3.0 controllers out there, and its hard to know what will work on those, but I believe the Airspy should be okay on most if not all of them.
by rtlsdrblog
Fri May 27, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Suitable Low Noise Amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 18255

Re: Suitable Low Noise Amplifier

The balun is for use with a "long wire"/"random wire" antenna, and mainly for HF 0 - 20 MHz where a long wire antenna is most useful. It might also help between 20 - 30 MHz, and since you already have it you can experiment. It will only make things much worse for ADS-B. Above 30 MHz don't use the ba...