• Tomasz Lemiech

      Preferably a wideband antenna dedicated for short wave reception, like an active magnetic loop or a mini whip. Wire antennas for HF may also work, however they might require an external tuner to cover the entire band.

      The VRS screenshot in this post was taken from a setup that uses a Wellbrook loop.

  1. Brian Vind Borgstrom

    Hi and thanks for a nice program. I have encountered a problem on Ubuntu, please read on:
    I have 2 SDR receivers, a HachRF one and a simple DVB-TV (Bases on RTL).
    In Windows 11, both receivers are working fine, but on Ubuntu 20.04LTS (fresh installed) the HackRF one does not work.
    It terminates with the message (seen in terminal when starting sdrpp from there):
    28553 segmentation fault (core dumped) sdrpp

    I have also Gqrx installed and it works fine with HackRF one.

    Best regards, Brian

  2. RDP

    Pluto+ has a litle bug: cheap Balun B0310J50100AHF 300MHZ-1GHZ instead of TCM1-63AX 10MHZ-6GHz . That cause lack of sensitivity. Additional MOD is necesarry necesary.

    • Billy

      If you look at the datasheet for the B0310J50100AHF it does show the expected Wide Band Performance from 0 MHz to 8000 MHz. So they will function, just with less than ideal performance, when operating outside of specification. At a guess that exact part was chosen not for ideal performance but to make a price point possible.
      On mouser 4000 TCM1-63AX+ @ €5.14 = €20,560.00
      On mouser 4000 B0310J50100AHF @ €0.307 = €1,228.00
      More than an order of magnitude cheaper. If you can knock a zero of a price of a final product it becomes attractive to a lot more consumers. More sales at a lower profit margin usually trumps lower sales with higher profit margins (outside of government work).