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FM Radio reception

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 pm
by cartoon691
I just stumbled on to a youtube video. Samsung 9+ come with a USB c connector. I installed a RTL-SDR driver and SDRTouch. I was able walk around the house and find out FM reception was very poor. Only places I go some reception was the kitchen and front door. Glad that the dongle works. Even had amazon replace the dongle. Hope that helps other people who are having issues with RTL-SDR problems.

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:00 pm
by rtlsdrblog
Did you turn up the gain? Also, reception will be highly dependent on your antenna and if you can get it outside and up high.

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:21 pm
by Username
Sure and some House (in Europe) have Glass who is Metal Coated to keep the heat out.

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:06 am
by RadioZombieCH
My Dongle always loses connection when I move around. Why? Its a NooElec NESDR Mini.
The USB soldering seems to be fine allthough and the reception is fine.

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 am
by Username
The USB Cable is rubbis to your phone?

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:46 pm
by RadioZombieCH
No, its directly connected to the Laptop

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:45 pm
by Username
Maybe its broken.
Get some Dpngle from here:
https://www.ebay.de/usr/nooelec?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Re: FM Radio reception

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:40 pm
by hotpaw2
The issue is likely the antenna size, orientation, and location in your dwelling. I can make some FM stations disappear just by turning the antenna on my RTL-SDR sideways. Even with more expensive rtl_tcp work-alike SDRs, such as the Airspy HF+ or SDRPlay 2.