Using the RTL-SDR as a Panadapter

PW2VLW’s shows on his blog how to adapt an Icom IC-706 hardware radio to be able to use an RTL-SDR as a cheap panadapter (Note site is in Portuguese, so use Google Translate). A panadapter is device that allows you to visually see the RF spectrum and waterfall being received by the ham radio.

He shows instructions on how to perform the required modification to get the IF output of the ICOM, and also shows how to interface the PC with the ICOM so that it may be controlled directly via HDSDR.

Panadapter
Panadapter

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