Hack rf, anyone tried it yet?

FM receiver discussion
Post Reply
Tim Bucknall
Posts: 2320
Joined: 01 Oct 2014 14:55
Location: Congleton, often in the Peak District
Contact:

Hack rf, anyone tried it yet?

Post by Tim Bucknall » 14 Mar 2018 10:16

I know that most buyers of this unit use it for rf engineering projects like automating the family goldfish

but it's supported by sdr# so I wondered if anyone had tried dxing on it, hamming on it or setting up pirate DTV and DAB stations? ( not that I would ever commit such an offense your honour ;)

Or merely blasting some banging dub step over Radio Four's thought for the day..
Home:Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1 SDR V.415,
+ CLP 5130 Log P ant

Mobile: Comm Radio CR-1 + Sharman Skyscan ant, Pira P275

daveB
Posts: 1230
Joined: 07 Oct 2014 16:49

Re: Hack rf, anyone tried it yet?

Post by daveB » 11 Apr 2018 21:13

8 bit ADC resolution would mean it has a similar dynamic range to an RTL dongle. Which can be adequate for general purposes - but at £229.50 you have better choices. For receive only either Airspy mini - whilst you can get them (£119.50 from Moonraker) if you don't want HF or SDR RSP1a (under £100). For transmit LimeSDR mini (about £100) but add your own case and bandpass filter(s).
SDRPlay, AirSpyMini, RTL dongles, SB920s, Yamaha TX930. 5 ele compact yagi on rotator at 18ft agl. FM5 facing east, FM5 facing south, FM3 facing NE, OIRT dipole, 3-ele Moxon vertical facing east.

Post Reply

Return to “Receivers”