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by James_from_France
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pinnacle Miro PCTV
Replies: 5
Views: 7049

Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Hello,

Is it possible to use a Pinnacle Miro PCTV as a SDR ?
I used to (nearly 20 years ago) hear planes with the TV software.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

James
by James_from_France
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna for inmarsat reception.
Replies: 4
Views: 5536

Re: Antenna for inmarsat reception.

Hello again, I've just ordered a cheap GPS antenna from Aliexpress (2,12 euros). If it doesn't work, it doesn't really matter. I'll see if it works in about a month's time... It would be great if you could sell a cheap L-Band antenna (with a LNA and with the filter already removed) on the rtl-sdr.co...
by James_from_France
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna for inmarsat reception.
Replies: 4
Views: 5536

Re: Antenna for inmarsat reception.

Hello,
Thanks for answering me. The antenna that you suggest is 5 times the price of a GPS antenna...
Is it easy to remove the filter from a GPS antenna? Would a GPS antenna work without an LNA?
Thanks for your help.
by James_from_France
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna for inmarsat reception.
Replies: 4
Views: 5536

Antenna for inmarsat reception.

Hello, I would like to try to receive and decode inmarsat. Would this antenna be suitable : https://www.cdiscount.com/high-tech/accessoires/3-5v-1575-42mhz-active-antenne-rp-sma-gps-cable/f-1062813-auc6915671826214.html?idOffre=108190186#mpos=9|mp Would it be possible to power it with my rtl-sdr v3 ...
by James_from_France
Tue May 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16462

Re: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?

Hello again,

Thanks to all of you for your help. I've just ordered a LNA4ALL with bias-t and a few F type to sma adaptors. We will see how it goes.
If I still don't receive much, I'll put the antenna on the roof.

Regards,
James.
by James_from_France
Tue May 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16462

Re: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?

The HAM bands seem to be very quiet in France... I've hust received my RTLSDR Blog V3. It seems to work a lot better than the noname dongles. I haven't tried it with my discone because I need to buy a SMA to F type adapter. Is it better to use a straight adapter or a pigtail ? What is the easiest wa...
by James_from_France
Mon May 15, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16462

Re: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?

Hello again. I use my rtlsdr dongle for a bit of evrything (it's my new toy) : POCSAG, NOAA, listening to planes, ships (I live near the port of Calais in France),... I think that I was a bit disappointed because I expected to hear lots of coversations like when I used to have a CB (Excalibur MK III...
by James_from_France
Sat May 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16462

Re: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?

Hello and thanks for the answers. I won't need much more coax to go from the attic to the roof. So it shouldn't be a problem. As the roof is quite high, I won't be fitting the antenna myself. In other words, I can't experiment different heights or different positions. At the moment, the antenna is '...
by James_from_France
Sat May 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16462

Antenna on the roof or in the attic ?

Hello from France, For the moment, my antenna (Centerfire Deluxe Discone) is in the attic. At each end of the attic, there's another house and on the sides of the attic there's the tiles of the roof with no insulation. Would it make a lot of difference if I put my antenna on the roof ? For the momen...