unable to pick up frequencies on SDR#

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doughyi8u

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I'm using SDR# and a Yaesu ft-2900R. I can pick up FM radio all day on SDR but can't pick up anything else. To troubleshoot, I tuned into a station on the ft-2900r 2 meter and tried tuning in to the same frequency on SDR and did not get any signal. The frequency that is coming in on the 2 meter is 162.400 (weather radio) in Fostoria, OH. I'm really clueless here.

Thanks for any help.
 

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I'm using SDR# and a Yaesu ft-2900R. I can pick up FM radio all day on SDR but can't pick up anything else. To troubleshoot, I tuned into a station on the ft-2900r 2 meter and tried tuning in to the same frequency on SDR and did not get any signal. The frequency that is coming in on the 2 meter is 162.400 (weather radio) in Fostoria, OH. I'm really clueless here.

Thanks for any help.
1. Check the gain setting in SDR#. It appears in different places depending on whether one has an AirSpy or other SDR. If you do not see it, check under the cogwheel-like icon at the top.
2. Check your mode and make sure you are not trying to use WFM for 162.4.
 

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What antenna are you using? The one that comes with the USB stick SDR receiver... basically is worthless.
 

doughyi8u

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I managed to pick up the same sound but the frequencies are different between the SDR and 2 meter radio. I guess the frequency correction (ppm) feature on SDR# is what I use to adjust this?

I'm also having trouble picking up TV stations. I went to the site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_television_frequencies#Broadcast_television

And tuned into different stations w/o getting reception.

I have a 2 meter j pole antenna that I share between the 2 meter and SDR
 
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A lot of TV stations moved up the band after the 2009 migration. I would research the specific stations in your area, and check their operating frequencies by matching them against the channel number...many are using a DTV and audio type that isn't easy to decode.

Mike
 
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