RTL dongle

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RTL dongle

Post by m0riu » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:06 pm

I heard a presentation from Noel on wednesday night and decided to see if i could recieve. I thought I had a Freesat box sculling about, but its gone. I do have a RTL dongle, which is supposed to be able to cover 23cms. Does anyone use these to recieve, and if so with what software?

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Re: RTL dongle

Post by g8vpg » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:40 pm

Not knowing what Noel was talking about last week, what are you trying the receive? With this information, we can point you in the right direction.
73 Shaun G8VPG.

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Re: RTL dongle

Post by m0riu » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:51 pm

GB3YT is my local repeater. I was hoping to be able to recieve it with an RTL SDR dongle. These are sold to recieve DTV via an antenna on a PC. They are widely used as recieve only SDR's with SDR#, but are designed for TV. They have a frequency range of 30MHz-2GHz.
Just want to use it as a way to start.
PS i only live 4 miles from the repeater and have line of sight.

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Re: RTL dongle

Post by G7JTT » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:39 pm

Hi David you can use a RTL dongle to receive DVBS and S2 take a look here

https://forum.amsat-dl.org/index.php?th ... modulator/

Please note though it's not the most user friendly interface but works well one you get the hang of it, but it will never replace a Minitiouner.

Good luck, stay safe John G7JTT

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Re: RTL dongle

Post by radiogareth » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:15 am

There's also SDRAngel (you WILL need to find a Youtube how-to for this SW!!) that will do DVBS and LeanDVB on a Portsdown/RPi that works well, DVBS only.
Gareth G4XAT

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