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by illllm
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Selling my entire setup
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Selling my entire setup

I posted it offsite so you can see my trader rating ..... Yes i was able to pick up many stations and enjoyed it for a good two weeks......then lost interest. Back to RC planes and helis for me Here is the link... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3072189-Software-Radio-and-Accessories
by illllm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: SDR setup that a non-geek can use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: SDR setup that a non-geek can use?

when you say it does not work now, or that it used to work, can you describe what the issues is ? and what version of SDR do you have ?
by illllm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Self-built aluminum-tube-dipole (With pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 5177

Re: Self-built aluminum-tube-dipole (With pictures)

"Generally when you increase the element diameter the range of resonant frequencies increases"

I'm thinking Two large aluminium turkey fryers make better antenna :P :o :mrgreen:

sorry...just kidding :mrgreen:
by illllm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

So Amazon lost my package. Then I had to reorder all my stuff again and they sent it same day delivery for free. I did some tests with the LNA with 9 Volts and this time I see a definite increase in signal strength. Noise also goes up a but, but a marked increase in signal strength. My purpose was s...
by illllm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

Operating frequency: 0.1-2000MHz Amplifier gain: as shown below F = 0.1 MHz, gain = 32 dB F = 500Mhz gain = 31dB F = 1000MHz gain = 29dB F = 1500Mhz gain = 25dB F = 2000 MHz gain = 20 dB Maximum output power: + 10dBm (10mW) @ 1dB compression point Noise figure: 1.9dB (refer to the main view picture)...
by illllm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

maybe voltage. I am only feeding it 6V. Reviews say best perf is at 9v. All in all , I now have about $175 invested in this :o :shock: :roll: Should have just bought a nice Sangean or Tecsun radio at that price :D But the tinker in me would not be happy with that I guess :lol: Waiting for my connect...
by illllm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

I figured it out finally. I am getting a few AM and SW stations but noise is a problem through the entire spectrum. Tried with LNA, with ferrite UNUN, monopole , wire antenna.....test showed no change between just a direct wire and all the other gadgets. I wonder if the LNA is working ? Should I ena...
by illllm
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

I am using the software SDRSharp.

So if i understand correctly I can make a ground plane monopole using aliminium foil on some cardboard and a straight wire positioned above it?

And as always.....Than you all for your replies - Hobby Man, Ken
by illllm
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

ok so I was making a mistake of using I channel for direct sampling. I corrected that to Q and I can now pick up some MW bands. This is my test setup IMG_1210.JPG IMG_1209.JPG IMG_1208.JPG has anyone used this LNA before ? I dont see any difference using it. I just wound up that 9:1 for test. I dont...
by illllm
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: Help listening to Shortwave
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Help listening to Shortwave

The new v3. I just got it last week. I have set it to direct sampling and also tried a long wire and a dipole. It is not picking up anything