Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

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Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

Post by WARLOCK » 17 Jun 2018, 18:15

How to get into SDR radio , would like a good but simple to use SDR radio system to try any thoughts please .???

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Re: Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

Post by ch25 » 17 Jun 2018, 18:18

Grab a beer and do some google. It will answer 99% of your questions.
Good, simple and costless system is websdr.org
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Post by radiogaga » 17 Jun 2018, 20:32

Are you using Windows or (the superior) Mac?

If you have Windows download SDR#, for Mac CuteSDR.

Get on of those cheap SDR radios I suggested in the other thread.

It's pretty much that simple. You can get a bit more technical once you have got your head around the software, which is actually very simple.
There are plenty of YouTube clips for each piece of software but for basic stuff you won't need it.

Start with tuning to a local Broadcast FM channel, move from one to the other and get the hang of it from there.

Hope that helps?
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Re: Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

Post by Transwarp » 17 Jun 2018, 21:13

radiogaga wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 20:32
Are you using Windows or (the superior) Mac?
Superior? :lol: :lol: :lol:
( ;) )
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Post by radiogaga » 17 Jun 2018, 21:34

Was tongue in cheek :D
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Re: Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

Post by Admiral » 18 Jun 2018, 09:13

Or GQRX for open source platforms.

As said, start with one of the five quid TV sticks so if it ain't for you then nothing lost.

Also, don't be trying it on an old Atom based machine, core 2 duo or better is needed.
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Re: Where and how to start using SDR radio ??

Post by radiosification » 19 Jun 2018, 21:28

Buy an RTL SDR, cheap on ebay or other online shopping sites.
If you're interested in digital voice, check out my YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/radiosification

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