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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little toy!, July 8, 2013
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This review is from: RTL-SDR, FM+DAB, DVB-T USB Stick Set with RTL2832U & R820T. Great SDR for SDR#, HDSDR (Electronics)
I've been using this for the past few weeks to listen to VHF/UHF commercial communications, VHF Air Band and the 1090MHz ADS-B info used by air traffic control. I didn't expect much since there were no filters or pre-amp on the front end, but each iteration of my listening set-up has brought in weaker and weaker signals. Getting the unit in to it's own metal box and shielding the incoming USB cable cut out a lot of the computer noise, then putting a BNC antenna connector on the back let me connect the unit to a radioshack dis-cone antenna for even better sensitivity. ADB# and GQRX are both excellent free programs that work well with this unit. I'm using a cf-29 toughbook computer with windows XP... the audio was spotty at first, but then I added a USB 2.0 PCMCIA card and with the dongle plugged in there, the audio is great!

Anyway, if you want to play with Software Defined Radio, you can't go wrong with this jewel.
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2013 2:33:22 PM PDT
How did you get a BNC connector on this unit? It's clearly working with GRQX, but a better antenna is a clear requirement.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 12:41:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2013 12:42:44 PM PDT
I desoldered the connector on the board and used some small coax to connect the BNC connector on the project enclosure. I eventually changed it to an SO-239

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2013 11:24:19 PM PDT
Mr. Mark. says:
Hi I am looking for an SDR that covers 500knz to 2.5 ghz, need it more for HF than UHF
can you guys recommend one?
thank you
k4eez
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