RTL 820T2 SDR Dongle

RTL 820T2 SDR Dongle
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Brand: Ham Goodies
Product Code: HG-RTL2
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Price: £12.00

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Our RTL SDR dongle uses the latest R820T2 chipset for better performance.  This USB dongle can be used on many frequencies - Covering from 25MHz to around 1800MHz, it allows reception of AM, CW, FM, SSB for Amateur Radio as well as airband, broadcast radio and other frequencies (incl plane-radar/tracking). Subject to computer power, your waterfall can span over 2.5MHz.

These have been used for receiving DAB/Freeview broadcasts but make great add-ons to a Ham Shack.  A small magmount aerial is provided but you are advised to use an aerial tuned for the operating frequency - for that, you have the option to include a BNC or SO239 adapter as part of the package, or you can simply buy the dongle/aerial/remote on its own.

Probably the best value RTL SDR package around!

  • USB Dongle with RTL2832U with updated R820T2 Chipset
  • See over 2.5MHz of spectrum!
  • VHF/UHF Mini Magmount Aerial - perfect for airband, local 2m repeater, airplane tracking, satellite reception etc
  • Optional BNC>MCX or SO239>MCX adapter for connecting an external aerial
  • Full kit includes printed installation instructions
  • If you wish to use it for DAB/Freeview - you can add a standard TV aerial adapter. The original driver CD (not required for Ham use) can be downloaded here [68MB]

Internal image shows solder pads for direct sampling mod - enables reception down to around 100KHz.

Compatible with software such as HD-SDR and SDR# (now Airspy SDR#) - using the direct sampling driver DLL, you can also tune below 25MHz with SDR#. Read this article for a comparison between this and the original R820T dongle.

These also work on the Raspberry Pi - check out this page for details of rolling your own Pi-based SDR receiver!  If you're looking at tracking planes, Dave M0TAZ has written a useful blog post on ADS-B reception here.

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