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Offline rwfisher

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this is nothing short of AWESOME..cheap SDR?
« on: August 25, 2012, 1637 UTC »
Apparently you can hack some USB TV dongles to act as a SDR:

http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr

There are even OSX ports for the software lurking around :)

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Re: this is nothing short of AWESOME..cheap SDR?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 1553 UTC »
I just got a Softrock Ensemble II SDR going. Very easy kit to build if you're experienced at surface-mount construction. This is my first venture into SDR and I'm impressed so far. I'm using the HDSDR software at the moment. I also got a Creative X-Fi Soundblaster USB card (SB1095). It's an improvement over my computer's built-in soundcard.
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Re: this is nothing short of AWESOME..cheap SDR?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 1733 UTC »
This DIY site www.instructables.com has several projects on hacking dongles to make SDR's.

There's a lot of other interesting DIY radio stuff there. I'm still searching for the legendary Fansomitter among the files.