I have a PAL and FM TV tuner card, can I use this as SDR?

Talk about other SDR products like the FunCube, HackRF, BladeRF etc.
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bugfinder
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I have a PAL and FM TV tuner card, can I use this as SDR?

Post by bugfinder » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:50 pm

I have a PCI PAL and FM tuner card, can I use this as SDR? It has input and output which requires coaxial cable, there is a small hole for FM antenna which I lost. Will this TV tuner card be enough to make software defined radio, what frequencies can it cover? Can it cover cell phone range? What kind of cable can I connect to the coaxial input which can act as antenna?

No one is selling software defined radios where I live, I read somewhere on the net that tv tuner cards can be turned into SDR. So I'm wondering if I can use this as such. What software can I use?

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Re: I have a PAL and FM TV tuner card, can I use this as SDR?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:25 am

Very unlikely that a random FM tuner card works as an SDR.

Why can't you order an RTL-SDR online? What country are you in?

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