Radio frequency that should be there but are not

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JLane
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Radio frequency that should be there but are not

Post by JLane » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:49 pm

So I'm new to the forum as i am a new owner of a RTL-SDR. My dongle and software is running on an alienware laptop with my dipole setup as a vertical configuration outside the home. Here's my problem, i live near the maneuver area of a military installation, and i know the common frequencies they use through range control, last I Know that they broadcasts over these freqs in the clear. MY problem is I get no signal in this frequency range but i know if i would as i can get the range employees when they use their truck radios at 150.750. Can the Sdr pick up frequencies 60.200 60.700 36.600 if they are using military radios in the clear?
Also i do not know if these are digital or analog signals.

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Re: Radio frequency that should be there but are not

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:39 am

Yes in normal quadrature mode the RTL-SDR can tune down to about 24 MHz just fine. Have you played with the RF gain settings? Check broadcast FM too, it's possible that you're getting overload from broadcast FM being far too strong in your area.

JLane
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Re: Radio frequency that should be there but are not

Post by JLane » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:44 pm

Thanks,
I'll give that a try since there are two are strong fm signals.

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