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Offline Ragnar

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Portable SDR
« on: September 02, 2013, 1215 UTC »
TL; DR  looking for a usb dongle SDR with general coverage and can be run by an android tablet.

 I'm looking for a suggestion for a new SDR. No I'm not giving up my NetSDR ( you'll pry that out of my cold dead hands) but I find myself in need of another radio.
 I'm typing this out from a remote campsite. Stiring life back into the campfire and drinking my second cup of coffee as the morning begins. I'm out here with ony two pieces of technology. My 10" Galaxy Note and the trusty Grundig G3. I think this scenario may be repeated many times in the comming years.  And as much as I like the G3 I miss the waterfall display. I may be addicted heh.
 So I ask this. Is there a SDR,  powered by usb, general coverage including the funny band, that can be run by an android tablet? I don't want to haul a lot of gear when I go camping,  but a SDR would be nice if it wasnt to bulky. 
 Any suggestions?
Ragnar Daneskjold

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Re: Portable SDR
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 1345 UTC »
It looks like it is (or soon will be) possible using the Fun Cube Dongle Pro+ http://www.funcubedongle.com/?p=889
They are using Wifi for the connection though, with a USB to WiFi adapter of some kind, which presumably needs power. So it may not be as portable as you'd like.
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Re: Portable SDR
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 0328 UTC »
Not HF, but the NooElec RTL-SDR can be run by Android app.



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