rtl-sdr not receving broadcast stations in U.S. well

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rtl-sdr not receving broadcast stations in U.S. well

Post by blueminerals » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:46 pm

Poor reception of fm radio station (91.3mhz). Tried ferrite on usb cable, did nothing. Using rtl-sdr antenna, sdrsharp software.

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Re: rtl-sdr not receving broadcast stations in U.S. well

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:36 pm

What basic antenna do you have? Telescopic or fixed? The standard non telescopic antenna might not pick up broadcast FM very well if your indoors and/or have bad reception. Put the antenna up high and outdoors if you can. If you have a telescopic antenna, try extending it until reception improves.

Also remember to turn up the gain in the SDR# setting pages (the cog icon).

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