Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

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Eric
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Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

Post by Eric » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:27 am

So I've been absolutely dismayed at some of the prices I've seen people charging for these SDR devices so I thought I would do a video for those just getting into the hobby. Hope this helps someone!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srdG9HOC ... Eo&index=3

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kwinly
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Re: Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

Post by kwinly » Thu May 08, 2014 10:11 pm

Thoughts on the HackRF One?
Is it worth $300.00 +s/h or should we stick to the cheap dongles?

http://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/

Eric
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Re: Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

Post by Eric » Sat May 17, 2014 9:40 am

Depends on what you want to do. The HAckRF can do more than just receive :)

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Myamiphil
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Re: Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

Post by Myamiphil » Sat May 24, 2014 12:42 am

I have a Terratec with the E4000 tuner.... which is not being made anymore. If you search you will see whats left is going for $100!... The 820T tuners are the next best thing.... They should be around $15 +-. I want to get more because I plan to use it for RA and reg radio listening and LF freqs too. (beacons etc). Some may need mods, which instructions are already out there.

I also plan to get an upverter (125MHz)

Phil
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Re: Buying an RTL SDR Dongle

Post by gstatus806 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:48 pm

Hello I'm a New here to the site
Well I'm looking into listening
To radio...I just invested into a tow
Truck company and two days later
The locals went silent some say they
Went digital DMR idk I have no idea
Can I use this to listen?
Help please
My wife ripping me because of investment
Ty in advance and later
I'm willing to gift

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