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I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:48 pm
by Eagle115
After listening several times I can only receive local FM stations. I think that even with the standard indoor antenna I should at least be able to "see" other frequencies although they might be too weak to "hear". I did the standard download and have an RTL2832U dongle.

Re: I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:55 am
by rtlsdrblog
Checked that you have increased the gain setting on the dongle?

Re: I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:25 pm
by kiwicolin
I have exactly the same issue. My gain is fully up as well. I cannot even receive anything on the am broadcast band only the fm breaodcast band, everything else is only static.
Did you ever resolve your issue?

Re: I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:39 am
by rtlsdrblog
kiwicolin wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:25 pm
I have exactly the same issue. My gain is fully up as well. I cannot even receive anything on the am broadcast band only the fm breaodcast band, everything else is only static.
Did you ever resolve your issue?
For the AM BC band, did you remember to set your dongle to run in the direct sampling Q-branch mode?

Re: I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:33 am
by vinloren
I have the same problem, I am using a RTL-SDR Dongle V3 Pro with supplied antenna in my apartment I just can receive local FM stations and nothing more. I am interested in receiving HF broadcast but despite I set Direct sampling (Q branch) I can't receive anytging on the entire HF band. I guess I could receive something even with the supplied table antenna and now I wonder if it is worthwhile to buy a Youloop passive magnetic antenna to solve this problem..

Re: I can receive only FM stations

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:44 am
by rtlsdrblog
V3 Pro
This is a cloned unit, so I can't offer any support if it's a hardware issue. But even if it's working fine, you do need a properly sized HF antenna for it to work.