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    Hillsborough County EDACS info

    Hello, new here and trying to learn. I was looking to use the control channel for the HCSO and the HCFD but when I got to the page for the info on them ... https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=220 ...... the System Frequencies have NO .......... Red (c) are primary control...
  2. Charlie1068

    Madison County P25 system help

    Im using 2 SDR dongles and Unitrunker along with DSD Plus for decoding for the north TRS in Madison county, but it says my signal strength is weak on Unitrunker. However, on SDR Sharp the health is in the 40's but, it can't decode any voice. I have had success with other digital frequencies in...
  3. J

    Radio Mi Amigo International back on air

    After a few hickups, Radio Mi Amigo International is back on air - both on the internet and on several shortwave frequencies including 6085kHz - in today's programming they have a feature on shortwave listening using SDR (Software defined radio) - Radio Mi Amigo International - Bringing back the...
  4. J

    SDRplay downloadable SD-Card Image for Raspberry Pi3 Model B+

    The SDRplay downloadable Raspberry Pi SD-card image has been updated to include support for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ device. This provides plug and play SDR functionality using Cubic SDR and remote access to an RSP using Soapy Remote More information and the link to the downloadable image can be...
  5. J

    New 14-bit SDR from SDRplay - the RSP1A

    SDRplay Limited has today announced the launch of a new Software Defined Radio product – the RSP1A. The SDR-play RSP1A is a major upgrade to the popular RSP1 and is a powerful wideband full featured 14-bit SDR which covers the RF spectrum from 1kHz to 2GHz. Due to its exceptional combination...
  6. J

    SDRuno version 1.21 was released yesterday

    SDRplay has just released an update to SDRuno - version 1.21 is now out. It includes a number of improvements and bug fixes to the recent major upgrade - Version 1.2 These include: 1. Restored VFO button for centring of the VFO on the SP1 display 2. Changed the default step size for...
  7. ladn

    Help ID This Signal

    I've been learning to use my RTL SDR and have come across a signal I can't identify: FREQ: 418.0250 - 418.035 MHz (the frequency jumps around from day to day MODE: DSB MY QTH: San Fernando Valley,Los Angeles, CA TIME: Different times throughout the day. My times are pdt. Link to a video...
  8. J

    Non-windows SDRplay Command Line Tool examples updated

    For those of you developing your own applications, SDRplay have updated the play_sdr command line tool on their GitHub repository ( http://www.github.com/SDRplay/examples ) to support both the RSP1 and RSP2. This tool also supports 16bit or 8bit output so that it can be used in conjunction with...
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    scanning device and software

    I am new to radio scanning, for a start, I am looking for a device attached to my laptop that allows me to scan for radio signal from 100 KHz to 12 GHz, any specific USB-SDR to meet this requirement ? as I am new to SDR and devices, can I also ask the following : 1) what are the softwares...
  10. JEFCON-1

    Need help: Can't Get Good Audio on DSD +

    A newbie could really use some advice from a wiser forum member here. Apologies if this post is miscategorized. I believe this is a decoding issue, but the root cause actually may be a misconfiguration in Unitruker. Getting noise, and faint voice in the background. I got it to work once but...
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    Hi all SDR NOOB help!

    Hello all, ive been wanting to buy an SDR for a good wile, now looking in to them im seeing a lot of the ones on Ebay do not say there for US countries. Im trying to find a decent radio for around 10 -20 bucks. can someone help me for choosing one i could use ? Im in the East US in PA. i found...
  12. H

    sdrTrunk w/ 2 sdr's and 2 antennas

    I'm using sdrTrunk V0.3.0--alpha1 to listen to a P25 trunking system. I have 2 SDR's each hooked up to a separate antenna. One antenna is better than the other. Which antenna should I use to monitor the control channel? I realize this is a general question, and I'm interested in a general...
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    Perseus or Bonito 1102S Upgrade?

    I am currently using a SDRPlay RSP1. While it is a great all around receiver the front end can get overloaded and is not great with alot of weaker signals. I have tried various filters both purchased or built DIY style but they only offer minor improvements. So it's time to upgrade. I know...
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    SDR and MOSWIN

    this has probably been answered before but after 3 hrs of forum reading I have not found it. is it possible to use a NooElec NESDR Mini 2 and some sort of software to monitor the MOSWIN talk groups. if it is possible can someone steer me in the right direction as far as information about how...
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    P25 with Unitrunker

    I'm sure this has been answered, so apologies in advance. I am trying to set up Unitrunker to monitor a P25 system. I have two SDR's, the control channel works fine and decodes everything as expected. However, the voice radio just starts and then immediately stops, doesn't matter which radio I...
  16. S

    SDR and StarCom21

    How do I use my new SDR to monitor StarCom21.
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    Chicago area Wideband SDR MIMO successfully demonstrated before Tadhack 2015

    Hello All, The following Full Duplex SDR devices, manufactured & assembled out of the Chicago area, was successfully demonstrated before this past weekend's TadHack 2015 hosted @ the Illinois Institute of Technology. https://goo.gl/7xJL70 = (The SDR MIMO has a 3 1/2 - 4 story verticle RF...
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    $20 SDR Radio

    This is nothing too new, but I had to try it out. A friend of mine picked up one of the tv tuner cards (Realtek RT 2832u/4000) that were reported to be good for a cheap SDR. I didn't think it would work but, wow, after just a little bit of playing around today it was pulling in signals. The...