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Peter Shaw9-Apr-18 1:38
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Yep indeed.

Iv'e been into RTL SDR for a couple of years now.

I actually have one hooked up to my PC< And a proper antenna/Ariel outside on the room of my house with a cable coming in.

Apart from making a bloody good Digital TV service (I can watch TV in a window on my desktop while I work) I can grab pager signals, mobile phone paging broadcasts, RDS info (From FM transmissions) to grab things like traffic reports.

The device I have works from 200khz right up to 2.5Ghz so I can even grab 802.11b/g/n home wifi transmissions with it (Signal's not too good however)

Now that said, I will admit, Iv'e not tried much in the way of programming it directly, however, it's not difficult from what I'm told.

The main software folks use is called SDR# and is written in C#

There is a library available (the same one SDR# uses) and I believe it's on NuGet. There doesn't seem to be very much documentation about it though.

Most folks in the community (Myself included) are happy using the existing tools, and then running recordings through sub modules by routing the sound with windows drivers like VB Audio's virtual audio cable.

In the rare few cases where there's not a tool to deal with the data stream, then you have things like "Pothos" (Pothos SDR) which provide you with a sandboxed development environment, where the hard work of aquiring the signal is done for you, and all you need to do is rig up the processing.

To be fair, there's actually very little int he way of programming resources for these things ont he windows platform, if you really, really wanna make some good use of it, you need to start looking at Linux based OS's

There's software there for example that allows you to take your files and turn them into audio wave files that sound like old 1980's cassette recordings, and then transmit them over the radio waves.

In fact there are a bunch of hams around the UK, that have actually set up their own private little internet service, that you can only get at via an SDR radio and a correctly tuned ariel.

As for the few folk that are questioning what's still available on SHortwave, Longwave, Medium Wave etc try it and see.

There's plenty of online frequency guides, you can find Air Traffic COntrol, Broacasts from weather and scientific sattelites, heck it's even possible to grab the ariel photography transmissions from some of them to get almost realtime images of what the earth looks like from outter space.

A great place to start is the Spiritual Home of RTL SDR on the windows platform, and then explore the community and blog links from there.

It's a fascinating world, and I'd actually do more if I had time, but unfortunately I have to many folks wanting me to do boring "Game Changing & Exciting" "Line of Business Websites" most of the time Smile | :)
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