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EA8CHY
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usb extension

Post by EA8CHY » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:42 pm

hello, I'm going to use my rtl-sdr, with a usb extension of 5 meters. Is it necessary to use it active?

tim_rtd
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Re: usb extension

Post by tim_rtd » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 am

5M is pushing your luck. Get an active if you don't have the will to do the run twice. I have xilinx prog dongles fail at that distance.

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Re: usb extension

Post by Username » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 pm

I use an 30m or so active cable who works fine. :D

EA8CHY
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Re: usb extension

Post by EA8CHY » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:40 pm

In 5 meters not active and works well.

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