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by rtlsdrblog
Mon May 25, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: If Frequency
Replies: 4
Views: 6254

Re: If Frequency

Oops, I meant to write above 100 MHz, not about.

I think the SV1AFN is definitely a good deal.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun May 24, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Can't receive ham stations on HF
Replies: 4
Views: 5896

Re: Can't receive ham stations on HF

It sounds like you're receiving international AM stations, local AM is usually below 1.5 MHz. Perhaps the problem is just that the ham signals are too small for you to properly see - they'll usually be less than half the bandwidth of an AM station. In SDR# play with the Range slider on the right sid...
by rtlsdrblog
Sun May 24, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Can't receive ham stations on HF
Replies: 4
Views: 5896

Re: Can't receive ham stations on HF

If you can receive AM stations then it sounds like the upconverter is working properly. What frequencies are you seeing stations at?

Also what time of the day are you trying to receive ham signals? Generally you won't be able to see any during the day, only at night once the sun has set.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun May 24, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: If Frequency
Replies: 4
Views: 6254

Re: If Frequency

No other real benefits that I can think of. I think the best ones use frequencies about 100 MHz to avoid the FM broadcast band.
by rtlsdrblog
Sun May 24, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Cannot install sdrsharp
Replies: 3
Views: 4873

Re: Cannot install sdrsharp

Have you made sure that you unzipped the files first?

If you can't get it to install try doing a manual installation here http://www.rtl-sdr.com/manual-installation-of-sdr/.
by rtlsdrblog
Wed May 20, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: can't get dongle and SDRsharp to work
Replies: 3
Views: 4766

Re: can't get dongle and SDRsharp to work

Sounds like for whatever reason the SDR# software isn't liking your PC. Do you have .NET 3.5 installed?

Can you try another program like sdr console, hdsdr or cubicsdr?
by rtlsdrblog
Mon May 18, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency sync
Replies: 8
Views: 9215

Re: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency

Have you set the PPM offset for your unit correctly? That might explain the frequency offset. Meteor satellites are weaker than the NOAA ones, so receiving them is harder. If you continue to have issues and you are sure your signal is strong enough, then you might want to try the older method http:/...
by rtlsdrblog
Fri May 15, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 10401

Re: Beginner Questions

Hi Andy, welcome to the world of rtl-sdr! Have you been through the quickstart guide on our blog?http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/

That should be enough to get you started with SDR#, the easiest software package to use.
by rtlsdrblog
Fri May 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency sync
Replies: 8
Views: 9215

Re: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency

An antenna that receives NOAA images well will should work well for meteor. Though if you only get average quality NOAA images or might not be good enough for meteor. Maybe it was just a bad pass, have you tried on other occasions? You really do need a decent signal to get an image. Its digital so i...
by rtlsdrblog
Thu May 14, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency sync
Replies: 8
Views: 9215

Re: Meteor-M_2 active in SDR# sat tracking but no frequency

In the first picture your signal looked very weak, did it ever improve? You do need a decent signal level to decode Meteor-M2. What is your antenna? If the signal is strong enough for decoding, the bunch of dots in the top left will take on a squarish shape, with four clusters at each corner. If it'...