Submit a Story/Contact

If you would like to submit something that relates to cheap SDR (a project, blog post, something interesting you have found), please email us at [email protected].

We will look at your submission and if we think it is a good fit for our blog make a summary post about it, making sure to link and credit your original source. If you don't have your own website or blog, don't worry, just write about your project in an email and we will host any images or documents related to your project for you. Usually we will get to your submission within a few days.

Please note that we will not accept payments or incentives in return for any type of post except for product samples for an honest review. If you are interested in writing a non-commercial guest post for us, please also contact us on the above email address.

Product/Shipping Support

If you have a general question about RTL-SDRs or SDRs or third party software we ask you to please ask in our forums. If you email us we may not respond to questions about third party software as this should be asked in the forum.

If you need troubleshooting support please first ensure that you have been through our Quickstart guide and the troubleshooting section on it, as well as our V3 users guide. Common questions like how to use the HF mode and how to activate the bias tee are explained on the V3 users guide. 

If you have a question about shipping of an item please first read the shipping policy on our store and see if it answers your question. The shipping information is just under our product listings. If it is a request for tracking details please first check your old/deleted/spam mails for the order confirmation email which contains the tracking details. There will have been two emails from our email at [email protected], the second of which contains the tracking details.

If you suspect a lost postal item please contact your local postal agency first and inquire there. They have more information than we have. If they confirm it as lost or not received after a long time then please let us know and we can open an investigation on this side as well. Usually we must wait at least 6 weeks from the date posted before we can open a lost parcel investigation.

For everything else such as confirmed lost postal items, warranty claims and support inquiries that aren't covered by the quickstart or troubleshooting guide then please contact us at [email protected]. We aim to always reply within 1-2 business days. If we don't respond within 3 business days then the mail may have gone to our spam folder. Please try to email again using different keywords. We do check our spam filter once a week just in case, but some messages could still be missed. Remember, if you have questions about third party software, please ask in the forums only.

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mrlukasz
Hello, I bought rtl-sdr v4 but I can't run it on linux opensuse tumbleweed please help

Waldemar

Good morning
Please advise how I can enable the SPF5189z LNA power supply via the LTR-SDT.COM V4 connecting cable?

Dzień dobry
Bardzo proszę o podpowiedź w jaki sposób mogę uruchomić zasilania LNA SPF5189z przez kabel łączący LTR-SDT.COM V4?

Waldemar

How to turn on the power supply via a direct connection or via a cable between LTR-SDT.COM V4 – SMA-F antenna connector => SMA-F OUT +5V LNA SPF5189z?

juan

Hello, I am the developer of RForAll, an app for scanning and analyzing radio frequencies on MacOS. I always recommend the RTL SDR V3 dongle, and I would like to make my application natively compatible with the V4. Could you please contact me at my email [email protected]? A while ago, I sent an email to admin rtl-sdr.com but didn’t receive a response. I suppose you are very busy, but I need to ask them a few questions. Thank you.

Jake

I’ve downloaded the newest software for the V3 dongle and I don’t see a .bat file anywhere???

wheelspinner

Hey there! Just dropped you an email about my RTL-SDR project. Excited to share and potentially feature on your blog. Let me know what you think

Zed

Just tried to install Zadig 2.8 driver on my new Win11. Using RTL2832UHIDIR. Installer times out. I will be using on HDSDR. HDSDR does not show the RTL-Dongle as an input option. The driver for Zadig is not installing.

Help….

Evgeny

Hello!
V4 works on Windows 10?
Have a link with drivers?
Thanks.

Ross Williams

Hello.

I’ve been using my V3 dongle with a longwire antenna and a nooelec balun to listen to HF and shortwave broadcast with great success. I recently purchased the V4 dongle to take advantage of the built in upconverter but have been unable to make it work.

I have followed the quick start guide to the letter and have no clue what I’m missing. My V3 dongle still works just fine. Any help would be appreciated.

mickey599

Can you tune any other frq using V4? For example commercial FM, if not, first replace .dll file from rtl-sdr github, and if you are using with V3 for V4 don’t use direct sampling mode option. If you are SDR# user try other programs like SDR++, HDSDR or SDRConsole

R vd meer

There is a other option ,download from this website https://sdrchile.cl/en/
It is de sdrsharp with all plugins automaticly installed.
Tried it on my v3 and its working without any problems.
I use windows 10 64 bits with all updates installed.

Giuseppe

Hi, I have used sdr eeprom (from sdr#) to change the product name with -p command. But now the sdr v4 don’t work correctly anymore, sdr# see the dongle but only noise no any radio station even on the commercial FM band. I already try to restore back the original string of the product but no solution. I think the sdr eeprom tool incluse in the sdr# have write the eeprom on some wrong address. You can help me? can i have the original dump of the eeprom and the correct tool to rewrite it on the dongle? Thanks.

mickey599

Try to restore with program RTLTool Distribution https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MIOjdV0vnSvmCBn5qlRSnKaORxCTRwgD/view?pli=1

Joe

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that there is a small typo in the last paragraph of the Spot RTL-SDR Blog V3 Clones section of the Store page. The word “reputable” is written as “repurable”.

ted

hello! i followed the directions as best as i could. i cant get it to work. sdrsharp wont see the dongle. always says no device detected. all of the instructions are outdated. its now 1919 not 1913. did the whole zadig driver on bulk data 1 not zero etc still no joy. any suggestions?

Peter

Hello, since when has this been like this? This is suddenly the same for me under Windows 11 32H22, the 2832U driver is simply no longer installed and is rejected by Windows! Just like that. Also no help from RTL-SDR.Com can be seen. A pity. I have both sticks, V3 and new, v4 and both no longer work. Zadeg claims with every installation >Driver successfully installed!<???

Peter

As already reported, Zadec always says driver is installed. However, SDRSharp says: No device found! Unfortunately I misclicked on the first WINDOWS 11 error message. Now they are no longer displayed. It said: “Driver does not meet the compatibility requirements and will therefore NOT be installed.”
There is also no driver in the device manager. So Zadec is “lying” here…!?

If I pull the stick out of the USB-A interface, the device manager reacts and rebuilds the display. Even when I plug the stick back in, it reacts exactly the same, but it doesn’t work without the driver. As I said, I had it working in build 22H2!?? So what could this be?

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Peter

Yes!😉

Ivan

How do I change serial number on rtl-sdr

mickey599
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