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by w5dxp
Wed May 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Can't receive anything.
Replies: 11
Views: 6159

Re: Can't receive anything.

You probably need a better/elevated antenna. I use a 92 foot dipole at 40 feet for HF and a J-Pole at 40 feet for VHF. You may need an FM stop-band notch filter to avoid desensing.
by w5dxp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: SD# and XP
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: SD# and XP

An up-converter, like the SpyVerter R2, solves a lot of the direct sampling mode HF problems.

https://www.itead.cc/spyverter-r2.html
by w5dxp
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: SDR# tuning step size
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: SDR# tuning step size

You're going to love this tuning-dial-plugin that gives you any step size down to 1 Hz.

https://sdrplugins.com/tuning-dial-plugin
by w5dxp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Will the RTL-SDR work for digital frequencies?
Replies: 7
Views: 4328

Re: Will the RTL-SDR work for digital frequencies?

I might add that the RTL-SDR V3 dongle will work for HF without the up-converter if direct sampling is selected (in SDR#) but the SpyVerter R2 up-converter has some additional frequency filtering that I find to be worth the $50 cost: RF Filtering: Low Pass Filter with corner at 65 MHz – 75dB ultimat...
by w5dxp
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: starter guides/primers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: starter guides/primers?

Amateur radio is a great hobby and aids in understanding things like SDR. SDR radio beginners and ham radio beginners have a lot of problems in common and lots of hams use SDRs for their radio receivers. So allow me to recommend some of the material available through the ARRL, an organization dedica...
by w5dxp
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Will the RTL-SDR work for digital frequencies?
Replies: 7
Views: 4328

Re: Will the RTL-SDR work for digital frequencies?

Jarwolf is an amateur radio operator as am I. The answer to the original question is, yes, and I am doing it. What I have is a $21 RTL-SDR V3 and a $49 SpyVerter up-converter which I run with SDR# (SDR sharp) free software. That covers AM, FM, and SSB. For the digital modes, I pipe the audio output ...