RTL-SDR, FM+DAB, DVB-T USB Stick Set with RTL2832U & R820T. Great SDR for SDR#, HDSDR
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DVBT:48.25 ~863.25 MHZ
FM radio: 87.5~108 MHZ
DAB radio: L-Band-1452960~1490624 KHZ
Antenna with MCX male connector
VHF—174928~ 239200 KHZ
With the product, you can record live TV or schedule recordings using the built-schedule. the time-shift function also allows you to pause and instantly replay your favorite scenes.
You can listen to FM audio and digital DAB radio, and record them to WMA audio format into your computer.
It Supports windows 7 media center. With the device, you can watch live TV, and record it by windows 7 media center
Uses a converting software-“Blaze video magic 3.0 “, it can convert your video file as AVI-MPEG4 ,ASF-MPEG4,MP4-MPEG4(for ipod),PSP-MPEG4,3GP-MPEG4,AVI-DIVX,AVI-XVID,MOV- MPEG4 file,and convert your FM / DAB audio file as MP3 file.
Supports LINUX OS, the driver is in “for linux” folder in CD-ROM.YOU can also find a help file there.
If you want to listen DAB or DAB+digital radio,you must make sure you have DAB or DAB+signal,and the results you received depends on the signal strength.
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Heard commercial FM, ADS-B aircraft 1090MHz, and my handheld. Of course it does not have a xmtr function.
The dongle receives signals with its A/D converter (RTL2832U) and its tuner (R820T). The dongle passes the digital data to the RS-232 port V2.0 where computer software is used to provide normal radio functions.
My reception of ham repeaters was poor. Heard signals on my handheld but not on the SDR#. Strange because the 1090MHz reception worked fine but the 144/440MHz didn't. Will try outdoor antenna and the more expensive RTL-SDR dongle to see if that makes a difference. Basic SDR# does not have scanner. Programmable memory channel is provided.
Here's how to make it work:
I first tried installing SDR software on an old Windows XP machine. Too many problems; required older .NET Framework and RS-232 v1.0 ports were too slow to capture data. After about 4 hours I gave up on the XP and went to Windows 7 machine.
Installed on Windows 7.0 went well:
1. install driver first (Zadig.exe, from www.zadig.akeo.ie)
2. download and unzip www.SDRsharp.com/downloads/SDRinstall.zip (this contains the SDR# and ADS-B applications)
3. For ADS-B aircraft usage need the RTL-SDR driver (Zadig), the ADS-B decoder (ADS-B app) AND a display application (like Virtual Radar or ADSBScope) See the excellent guide: http://rtl-sdr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ADSBSharpQuickStart.pdf
4. For general purpose 30MHz to >1GHZ reception there is a good ref at: http://rtlsdr.org/softwarewindows.
a. Install the Zadig driver, if not installed.
b. Install the SDRSharp app
A. To test if the RTL-SDR dongle and ADSB is decoding aircraft data use the Telnet application. Telnet has to be loaded into by: Windows 7 ControlPanel>Program>WindowsFeatures> and check Telnet client
B. Convert the MCX connections to something useful. I converted MCX to SMA for use with my 2m whip.
C. Add extension SMA cable moved 2m whip out the window.
D. I got a lot of spurious signals because of computer noise. Separate RTL-SDR dongle from computer (RS-232 extension cable)
E. Identify modes on the waterfall with this helpful video http://hfradio.org.uk/html/digital_modes.html
F. ADSB aircraft data doesn't report all flight numbers, equipment, and route info. Virtual Radar allows user to update route info and share with web users. But plane position was more up-to-date then flight tracker or Flight Aware.
Bottom line - so much fun for $10 has to be illegal. Next step to try plug-ins to SDR# for digital modes and try to improve repeater reception.
The batch script then unpacks everything in a folder. That's the extent of the installation; so this is a "portable" install, not a classic windows install which modifies the registry. If you ever want to remove it you simply delete the folder. At that point you need to connect your device to an usb port on your computer and run zadig in order to get the proper device driver initialized. There is a step by step tutorial at the site where you downloaded the software. This is a one time task. Then you run sdrsharp, part of which basically looks like a software radio panel (the rest is more of a spectrum analyzer with frequency monitor and waterfall). You can quickly tune in some FM stations and verify that everything is working fine. Obviously, you've got to connect the small antenna supplied in the package. The itsy-bitsy antenna works surprisingly well. As for accuracy, I was lucky enough that my device is dead-on accurate with no frequency drift of any kind. Using a better antenna will certainly improve sensitivity and selectivity, but the beginning package is perfect for the money.
Quick end note: It is said that you can download the usb driver, the rtlsdr library and sdr sharp manually. But when you do so, there are always a few missing dlls which make the device either not recognized by windows or crash on start up. So, the install script is the best way to make things work.
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