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by rtlsdrblog
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Did my Blog v3 bite the dust because of ESD?
Replies: 2
Views: 3689

Re: Did my Blog v3 bite the dust because of ESD?

If you're running in direct sampling mode its normal to see images of AM stations around the CB band. It's just the nature of the direct sampling mode. For VHF, are you sure that you didn't just forget to change the gain? Normally if static damaged the dongle there will be some gain values that work...
by rtlsdrblog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Re: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

You'll definitely need a computer, USB SDRs are not standalone, and they must have some sort of compatible computing device to work.

The cheapest thing that could be probably be used is a Raspberry Pi Zero, or similar low cost single board computer.
by rtlsdrblog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: new rtl-sdr (RTL2832U) not hearing or seeing any ham radio on spectrum
Replies: 5
Views: 4755

Re: new rtl-sdr (RTL2832U) not hearing or seeing any ham radio on spectrum

I can not seam to get any ham reception on the spectrum. I can hear hear my repeater on my portable scanner. But not any on the computer. Is it that I just need to get a better ham antenna an plug it in. The one that came with it is picking up Noaa - am/fm radio an fire- police, but not any ham in ...
by rtlsdrblog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: Recieve 2.4 & 5.8G Drone camera-video with Portapack
Replies: 3
Views: 4478

Re: Recieve 2.4 & 5.8G Drone camera-video with Portapack

The portapack software doesn't have anything like that i'm afraid.
by rtlsdrblog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL-SDR driver won't install
Replies: 3
Views: 5854

Re: RTL-SDR driver won't install

Can't get the driver to install either. Win7 Device manage shows "other device" "Bulk-in interface" however it says there is no driver. Zadig 2.01, 2.22, 2.24 all run and leave me with a green arrow, but no driver. I manually extracted the drivers to a directory and if I tell it to update the drive...
by rtlsdrblog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Re: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

You can just use the basic rtl_sdr software from the drivers to record an IQ file.
by rtlsdrblog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Recommended outdoor antenna for SDR?
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

Re: Recommended outdoor antenna for SDR?

You won't find an antenna that can do both VHF/UHF and HF at the same time. There's just too much of a difference wavelength wise.

For VHF/UHF look for discone antennas.

For HF look at long wire, dipole antennas (large) or magnetic loop antennas (small).
by rtlsdrblog
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: RTL-SDR v3 VERY HOT and poor reception
Replies: 5
Views: 4996

Re: RTL-SDR v3 VERY HOT and poor reception

I have been playing with my RTL-SDR v3 for a couple of days now and I have noticed it gets VERY HOT - I mean it is currently at about 85 deg C after having been run for 30 mins. I have also noticed that the RX performance is poor. I cannot RX signals that my scanner easily picks up - even on my ext...
by rtlsdrblog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: RTL SDR dont work on Asus Prime B350 Pluse + Win7 x64
Replies: 6
Views: 4922

Re: RTL SDR dont work on Asus Prime B350 Pluse + Win7 x64

The install-rtlsdr.bat file isn't damaged, those % signs are normal and meant to be there. Maybe your antivirus was blocking it though?
by rtlsdrblog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Can I run spyserver on armv5tel?
Replies: 1
Views: 2369

Re: Can I run spyserver on armv5tel?

You'd have to confirm with the dev. I recommend asking in https://airspy.groups.io/g/main.