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56boneshaker
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ATU'S

Post by 56boneshaker » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:19 pm

Just set up a nooelec sdr with up converter and am having problems receiving.Altough i'm getting signals i think i need a better antenna.

But to save purchasing a expensive one is it possible to use a ATU with long wire instead?

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Re: ATU'S

Post by rtlsdrblog » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:40 pm

Yes what i've seen commonly done is long wire -> 9:1 unun -> antenna tuner -> rtl-sdr. The 9:1 unun should already help a lot with long wire reception even without the antenna tuner.

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