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no fm - but can hear weather

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:27 am
by gginnj
Bought the NooElec RB20T SCR & DVB-T NESDR mini

Downloaded SDR# and installed the drivers. (Windows)

when I bring up SDR# if I put in a frequency for a radio station (ie. 102.100) I get nothing.
however when I put in a local weather frequency 162 something that came up no problem.

I'm using the antenna that came with the unit (kind of looks like a cell phone antenna - about 3.5" - 4" long)

Is that preventing me from picking up FM? or is this a US-north america issue and the dongle version (not mini2)?

Thanks

Re: no fm - but can hear weather

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:08 am
by rtlsdrblog
The antenna those come with is pretty bad, but it should still be okay at receiving WFM.

Do you see any WFM signals in the spectrum? Have you set the receive mode to WFM when attempting to listen to them?

Re: no fm - but can hear weather

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:47 pm
by gginnj
nope. I scanned the whole band.

yes, It's set for WFM - and NFM for the weather. and of course, - now I can't get the weather either now....

I'm going to have to try to uninstall the drivers, and start over.

when I run zader (or whatever it is - I'm not on my pc right now) - I saw the following:
bluetooth radio
bulk 0
bulk 1
some camera reference

I installed the WIN USB driver for all 4 of the above - would that screw anything up, or just do the bulk 0?

GG

Re: no fm - but can hear weather

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:24 pm
by rtlsdrblog
You should only install to bulk interface 0. If you've install to the other devices, you've overwritten them with the SDR drivers. That could cause issues...