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Can you transmit with SDR? It depends on the SDR. If you have the right hardware, yes you can, but not with the RTL-SDR. Some transmission capable SDRs include the HackRF, PlutoSDR, LimeSDR, LimeSDR Mini, and more.

At any rate, what is the best RTL SDR dongle?

Currently we recommend the SpyVerter as the upconverter of choice. Although it was designed to be used with the Airspy, it works perfectly with the RTL-SDR. It uses a 120 MHz oscillator, has excellent filtering and can be powered via USB cable or via the bias-tee on our RTL-SDR Blog dongles.

So too, what does SDR mean in ham radio? Software-defined radio

Next, what can you do with SDR radio?

You can do various different things using an SDR as follows:

  • Receive broadcast radio.
  • Amateur radio.
  • Radio astronomy.
  • Track ships via AIS transmissions.
  • Track aircraft via Mode S transmissions.
  • Set up a DRM transmitter.
  • Build a GSM network.
  • Experiment with LTE.

What can I do with RTL SDR?

What are some RTL-SDR Radio Scanner Applications?

  • Use as a police radio scanner.
  • Listening to EMS/Ambulance/Fire communications.
  • Listening to aircraft traffic control conversations.
  • Tracking aircraft positions like a radar with ADSB decoding.
  • Decoding aircraft ACARS short messages.
  • Scanning trunking radio conversations.
  • BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

    RTL-SDR Blog V3 R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Software Defined Radio with Dipole Antenna Kit

    RTL-SDR Blog V3 R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Software Defined Radio with Dipole Antenna Kit
    • Includes 1x RTL-SDR Blog brand R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Dongle (V3), 1x portable multipurpose dipole antenna set. Dipole set includes 1x dipole base with 60cm RG174, 2x 23cm to 1m telescopic antenna, 2x 5cm to 13cm telescopic antenna, 1x 3m RG173 extension cable, 1x flex tripod mount, 1x suction cup mount.
    • Great for many applications including general radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, DAB, or for use as a low cost panadapter with a traditional ham radio.
    • Several improvements over other brands including use of the R820T2 tuner, improved component tolerances, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector, aluminium shielded case with thermal pad for passive cooling, activatable bias tee circuit and a much improved antenna set.
    • Can tune from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). (HF reception below 24 MHz in direct sampling mode with reduced performance). Please note RTL-SDR dongles are RX only.
    • The multipurpose portable dipole kit is great for beginners! Use it either for terrestrial or satellite reception just by changing the orientation of the antenna. The mounts and extension cable allow you to temporarily place the antenna outside for improved reception.
    BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022

    RTL-SDR Blog R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA Software Defined Radio (Dongle Only)

    RTL-SDR Blog R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA Software Defined Radio (Dongle Only)
    • Includes 1x RTL-SDR Blog brand R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Dongle (V3) (Dongle Only)
    • Great for many applications including general radio, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, DAB, classroom learning, or for use as a low cost panadapter with a traditional ham radio.
    • Several improvements over other brands including use of the R820T2 tuner, improved component tolerances, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector, aluminium shielded case with thermal pad for passive cooling, activatable bias tee circuit and a much improved antenna set.
    • Can tune from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). (HF reception below 24 MHz in direct sampling mode with reduced performance). Please note RTL-SDR dongles are RX only.
    BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

    Nooelec NESDR Smart v4 Bundle - Premium RTL-SDR w/Aluminum Enclosure, 0.5PPM TCXO, SMA Input & 3 Antennas. RTL2832U & R820T2-Based Software Defined Radio.

    Nooelec NESDR Smart v4 Bundle - Premium RTL-SDR w/Aluminum Enclosure, 0.5PPM TCXO, SMA Input & 3 Antennas. RTL2832U & R820T2-Based Software Defined Radio.
    • Premium RTL-SDR bundle includes newly designed NESDR SMArt in beautiful brushed aluminum enclosure, re-designed antenna base with 2m (6.5') RG-58 feed cable, and 3 antenna masts. Proudly built by Nooelec in the USA and Canada! Full 2-year product warranty
    • A wide variety of improvements on other designs, including ultra-low phase noise 0.5PPM TCXO, RF-suitable voltage regulator, custom heatsink, 2 silicone pads and SMA female connector
    • Designed from the ground up to reduce USB port occlusion. Run multiple NESDR SMArt side-by-side with any USB-compliant device, including tightly-spaced embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi
    • SDR frequency capability approximately 25MHz-1700MHz. Frequency range can be extended down to 100kHz or lower with the Ham It Up, available on Amazon (Product ID B009LQT3G6)
    • An 8pc SMA adapter set and carrying case is also available on Amazon (Product ID B073JT98RR)
    BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

    Apofly 1PC Malachite 3.5" 50KHz-200MHz SDR Receiver Shortwave Radio Receiver Amateur Ham Radio with Antenna

    Apofly 1PC Malachite 3.5
    • Use fully functional chip msi001;
    • All types of analog modulation: AM, SSB, NFM, WFM;
    • Sensitivity-Under the condition of up to 250MHz, 0.3μV = 10dB at s / w.
    • There is backlight control.
    • Color:With Metal Antenna
    BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

    Nooelec NESDR Smart HF Bundle: 100kHz-1.7GHz Software Defined Radio Set for HF/UHF/VHF Including RTL-SDR, Assembled Ham It Up Upconverter, Balun, Adapters

    Nooelec NESDR Smart HF Bundle: 100kHz-1.7GHz Software Defined Radio Set for HF/UHF/VHF Including RTL-SDR, Assembled Ham It Up Upconverter, Balun, Adapters
    • A full, wide-band RF solution for those interested in getting started with software defined radio and with a keen interest in HF bands
    • The NESDR SMArt HF Bundle utilizes a well-designed upconverter--the Ham It Up--to receive HF, NOT direct sampling hacks. This results in a vastly different HF experience--much better performance, and no loss of gain controls
    • Included is a Ham It Up v1.3 upconverter, installed in a custom black aluminum enclosure; an NESDR SMArt RTL-SDR, 3 antennas, an impedance matching balun for longwire and dipole antennas, and interconnect adapters
    • Proudly manufactured by Nooelec in the USA and Canada, with a full 2 year product warranty on all bundle components and 24/7 technical support availability. Please contact our support team any time if you have questions!
    • Amazon-exclusive bundle! Only available for a limited time. NOTE: enclosure colors may vary contingent on availability
    BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

    Nooelec NESDR Mini USB RTL-SDR & ADS-B Receiver Set, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input. Low-Cost Software Defined Radio Compatible with Many SDR Software Packages. R820T Tuner & ESD-Safe Antenna Input

    Nooelec NESDR Mini USB RTL-SDR & ADS-B Receiver Set, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input. Low-Cost Software Defined Radio Compatible with Many SDR Software Packages. R820T Tuner & ESD-Safe Antenna Input
    • Included: Nooelec USB dongle & antenna
    • RTL2832U interface IC & R820T tuner IC on USB dongle
    • These are custom USB devices tuned for SDR and include much better components than generics (see description below)
    • Compatible with most SDR software packages; software & drivers may be downloaded freely from nooelec.com
    • Full 1-year warranty & installation support available!
    BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022

    The Hobbyist's Guide to the RTL-SDR: Really Cheap Software Defined Radio

    The Hobbyist's Guide to the RTL-SDR: Really Cheap Software Defined Radio
    BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

    Nooelec GOES Weather Satellite RTL-SDR Bundle - Includes NESDR SMArTee XTR Software Defined Radio, & Everything Else Needed to Receive LRIT, HRIT & HRPT Satellite Weather Images Directly from Space!

    Nooelec GOES Weather Satellite RTL-SDR Bundle - Includes NESDR SMArTee XTR Software Defined Radio, & Everything Else Needed to Receive LRIT, HRIT & HRPT Satellite Weather Images Directly from Space!
    • This bundle will allow you to receive detailed, high-resolution, near real-time images from orbiting weather satellites. With as little as an hour of setup, you will be receiving LRIT, HRIT and HRPT GOES transmissions, error-free and with ease!
    • This GOES Weather Satellite SDR bundle includes a GOES parabolic reflector antenna, NESDR SMArTee XTR SDR receiver, SAWbird+ GOES LNA module, 10m LMR400 cable, and the other cables and adapters required for a full GOES receiver. Just add a host device and software, and you are ready to go
    • The 21dBi antenna is meant for high gain L-band applications where the antenna is stationary. The center frequency is 1.75GHz, and bandwidth is 200MHz or greater. This encompasses many popular weather satellite applications and constellations
    • Software is required for the decoding of images. Current options are either free Linux-based decoders or a paid version of XRIT Decoder for Windows (a license is NOT included in this bundle!). A virtual machine can be used for Linux instead of a standalone Linux computer or Raspberry Pi, if preferred.
    • IMPORTANT: This bundle is NOT suitable for EWS-G1 reception (formerly GOES-13)! If there are questions about your particular application, please contact our support team for assistance! support.nooelec.com
    BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022

    Nooelec NESDR Smart v4 SDR - Premium RTL-SDR w/ Aluminum Enclosure, 0.5PPM TCXO, SMA Input. RTL2832U & R820T2-Based Software Defined Radio

    Nooelec NESDR Smart v4 SDR - Premium RTL-SDR w/ Aluminum Enclosure, 0.5PPM TCXO, SMA Input. RTL2832U & R820T2-Based Software Defined Radio
    • Premium Software Defined Radio 'NESDR SMArt' in a beautiful brushed aluminum enclosure. Proudly built by Nooelec in the USA and Canada! Full 2-year product warranty
    • A wide variety of improvements on other designs, including ultra-low phase noise 0.5PPM TCXO, RF-suitable voltage regulator, custom heatsink, 2 silicone pads and SMA female connector
    • Designed from the ground up to reduce USB port occlusion. Run multiple NESDR SMArt side-by-side with any USB-compliant device, including tightly-spaced embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi
    • SDR frequency capability approximately 25MHz-1700MHz. Frequency range can be extended down to 100kHz or lower with the Ham It Up, also available on Amazon (B009LQT3G6)
    • An 8pc SMA adapter set and carrying case is also available on Amazon (Product ID B073JT98RR)
    BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

    NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle: 300Hz-2.3GHz Software Defined Radio Set for LF/HF/UHF/VHF. Includes NESDR Smart XTR RTL-SDR, Ham It Up Plus Upconverter, 3 Antennas, Balun, Adapters

    NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle: 300Hz-2.3GHz Software Defined Radio Set for LF/HF/UHF/VHF. Includes NESDR Smart XTR RTL-SDR, Ham It Up Plus Upconverter, 3 Antennas, Balun, Adapters
    • A full, wide-band RF solution for those interested in getting started with software defined radio and with a keen interest in HF bands. Frequency range is 300Hz-2.3GHz (with a frequency gap near 1.1GHz)
    • The NESDR SMArt XTR HF Bundle utilizes a well-designed upconverter--the Ham It Up Plus--to receive HF, instead of utilizing a direct sampling hack as with most other low cost HF SDRs. This results in a vastly different HF experience--much better performance, and no loss of gain controls
    • Included is a Ham It Up Plus upconverter, installed in a custom silver aluminum enclosure with fully build noise source circuit; an NESDR SMArt XTR RTL-SDR, 3 antennas, an impedance matching balun for longwire and dipole antennas, and interconnect adapters and cables
    • Proudly manufactured by Nooelec in the USA and Canada, with a full 2 year product warranty on all bundle components and 24/7 technical support availability. Please contact our support team any time if you have questions at support.nooelec.com!
    • Amazon-exclusive bundle! Only available for a limited time. Due to the frequency gap this is NOT recommended for ADS-B. Instead try our NESDR SMArt HF Bundle (Amazon product code B0747PX3NZ)

    15 More Questions Answered

    How does RTL SDR work?

    RTL-SDR is a very cheap ~$25 USB dongle that can be used as a computer based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals in your area (no internet required). Depending on the particular model it could receive frequencies from 500 kHz up to 1.75 GHz.

    Where can I buy RTL SDR?

    USA customers can purchase it from directly from FlightAware on Amazon. Amazon USA local in stock (Sold by FlightAware). Chinese worldwide warehouse in stock. Includes 1x RTL-SDR Blog Broadcast FM Band-Stop Filter and 1x SMA male to SMA male adapter.

    What is Airspy?

    Airspy, a High Quality Approach to Software-Defined Radio. Airspy is a line of Popular Software-Defined Radio (SDR) receivers developed to achieve High Performance and Affordable Price using innovative combinations of DSP and RF techniques.

    What are the potential benefits of SDR?

    Benefits of SDR
    • A family of radio “products” to be implemented using a common platform architecture, allowing new products to be more quickly introduced into the market.
    • Software to be reused across radio "products", reducing development costs dramatically.

    What does 1080p SDR mean?

    Standard Dynamic Range

    What currency is SDR?

    The value of the SDR is based on a basket of five currencies—the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Chinese renminbi, the Japanese yen, and the British pound sterling....SDR Value.CurrencyWeights determined in the 2015 ReviewFixed Number of Units of Currency for a 5-year period Starting
    Chinese Yuan10.921.0174

    Is SDR legal?

    It's legal. The RTL-SDR is receive only so it would be hard for you to get into trouble accidentally. As others have said, as long as you don't go around sharing information gained from the radio, or decrypt encrypted comms that are not meant for you, you will be fine. Same laws as with a standard scanner radio.

    What is SDR system?

    A software-defined radio (SDR) system is a radio communication system which uses software for the modulation and demodulation of radio signals. An SDR performs significant amounts of signal processing in a general purpose computer, or a reconfigurable piece of digital electronics.

    How do you use Airspy?

    You just plug Airspy and Windows will download and install the right driver for you....Installation on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • Download and unzip the WinUSB Compatibility Driver.
  • Open the device manager and select Airspy.
  • Select “Update Driver” then “Browse My Computer” to the inf file.
  • How do I setup my SDR sharp?

    How do I get started with SDR?

    What is rtl2832u?

    The RTL2832U is a high-performance DVB-T COFDM demodulator that supports a USB 2.0 interface. The RTL2832U is compatible with NorDig Unified 1.0. 3, D-Book 5.0, and EN300 744 (ETSI Specification). It supports 2K or 8K mode with 6, 7, and 8MHz bandwidth.

    What is RTL?

    In digital circuit design, register-transfer level (RTL) is a design abstraction which models a synchronous digital circuit in terms of the flow of digital signals (data) between hardware registers, and the logical operations performed on those signals.

    What is HackRF one used for?

    Designed to enable test and development of modern and next generation radio technologies, HackRF One is an open source hardware platform that can be used as a USB peripheral or programmed for stand-alone operation. HackRF One has an injection molded plastic enclosure and ships with a micro USB cable.

    What are the limitations of SDR?

    Disadvantages of SDR technology Analogue to digital converters limit top frequencies that can be used by the digital section. For very simple radios the basic platform may be too expensive. Development of a software defined radio requires both hardware and software skills.