Three New Reviews of our V3 RTL-SDR using the HF Direct Sampling Mode

Recently this week three new reviews of our RTL-SDR V3 came out, all reviewing its operation on HF frequencies.

In the first review Mike (KD2KOG) reviews the dongle and provides a video of it in action in SDR# receiving AM and SSB signals. (Update: Sorry the video has been removed)

In the second review Gary (W4EEY) posts a review to and provides various screenshots of the dongle in action in HDSDR.

Finally over on YouTube user Johnny shows the dongle running in CubicSDR and listening to various SSB signals. (Video Removed)



  1. Ben in Seattle

    Please update the links. The first one now goes to a site advertising pornography and the third is simply non-existent. Thanks!

    • admin

      Thanks, looks like his site got hacked. I’ve updated it to the link, and removed the videos as the owners have closed their YouTube accounts for whatever reason.

    • GLSRacer

      Nevermind, I see that there is an experimental driver available. I remember reading that the dongle can get hotter than normal when running at the extreme ends of the tuning range. Mine already runs around 110F while listening in the 150 MHz range. Has anyone damaged their SDR using the experimental drivers? I would like to tune into AM radio but I know that the reception may be very poor in that range. I’m looking to get a Titus 2 or SDRPlay for this purpose in the future and would rather not damage my RTL-SDR dongle in the meantime.

      • GLSRacer

        And Q Branch…. I’m able to receive local AM in SDR#. Too bad there isn’t an edit post function, I’d get rid of my first post.

  2. Bin Kenney

    Just for anyone whose watching Mike’s video, in the beginning he said the V.3 dongle covers 0 to 25 MHz… he’s dead wrong as it doesn’t go down that far into the VLF range. 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz is the frequency to be aware of…

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