Meteor Detection with the RTL-SDR

YouTube user Tim Havens has uploaded two videos showing his meteor detection results with an RTL-SDR dongle. Tim uses a stock R820T dongle, and a 6 element yagi antenna with LNA.

For the software he uses Spectrum Lab and SDRSharp.

Update: Tehrasha from the comments section has found a page by Tim Havens showing a little information on his meteor detection setup.

RTL SDR R820T and Meteor Detection


    • admin

      On Windows use virtual audio cable software like “Virtual Audio Cable” or “VBCable” (Google to download them), or use the built in Windows Stereo Mix.

    • George Smart

      On Linux, you can easy load a sound loopback module, using:

      “sudo modprobe snd-aloop”

      You may have to install it first. Then, you can use PulseAudio to graphically put streams into and out of the loopback.

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